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Donna Jean Clisby

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Donna Jean Clisby of Litchfield Park, AZ died October 30, 2018, in Litchfield Park, AZ.  She was born January 29, 1928, in Seattle, WA to Joseph and Ruth Selzer.  Donna’s life was one of service to her family and community.  As a young woman during WWII, she volunteered as a candy striper in a Seattle hospital.  She raised 4 daughters and served as a Girl Scout leader as well as a church youth leader.  She was a lifetime member of the Community of Christ Church.  An accomplished pianist, she played for her church for many years.  She also taught adult church education classes.  She openly shared her love and compassion as she served as a foster parent for several years to disabled children and volunteered at Dogs for the Deaf in Southern Oregon.  Even when she was retired, Donna, at the age of 80, volunteered at the Goodyear Ballpark from 2008 to 2014.  She received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2014.

Donna was the beloved wife to Keith for 49 years until his death in 2007.   She and her husband Keith owned and operated the Central Point Cleaners in southern Oregon from 1972 to 1992.   Together, they bred, raised and trained yellow Labrador Retrievers.  They were able to take two road trips to Alaska traveling on the Yukon Highway.  Donna loved being outdoors.  She enjoyed bird hunting with her dad, Joe, and her husband Keith and she loved fishing with her family.

Donna is the beloved mother to, Linda (Jim) Hoff, Cathy (Jack) Aungst, Jennifer Woodward, Heather (Ron) Rayner; sister to, Richard (Myrna) Selzer; grandmother to, Jeff (Kirsten) Stansfield, Scott (Holly) Aungst, Jaclyn (Blake) Murphy, Ross Rayner; great-grandmother to, Nick and Natalie Stansfield, Ryder and Gavin Aungst, and Nolan and Samantha Murphy.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 am followed by a funeral at 10:30 am, Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Community of Christ Church, 4224 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ  85018.  A light lunch will follow the service.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, November 16, 2018, at Eagle Point National Cemetery, 2763 Riley Road, Eagle Point, OR  97524.  Donations in her memory may be made to:  Outreach International, 112 W. 18th Street, Kansas City, MS  64108.  Condolences for the family may be left at www.ThompsonFuneralChapel.com.

3 Comments on “Donna Jean Clisby

  1. Please know that our prayers and love are with during this difficult time. Love, Barb and Tom Simonick

  2. Sorry to hear of your passing. You were one of our best neighbors ever. Santa especially valued your companionship and will always be grateful for teaching her the art of canning. We know you are in a better place now.

    Jon & Santa Wallace

  3. The passing of one’s mother is difficult. Faith in God will show you the way. Our sincere condolences on your loss.

    Barbara and Arthur Bailey

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