Donna Lee Brubaker
April 5, 1946 – June 2, 2018
Donna Lee Brubaker, 72 of Amity passed away Saturday early evening surrounded by family. She was born in Sweet Home, Oregon to Emery Boyd and Nona Ruth (Kropf) Headings.
Donna attended high school at Western Mennonite School. After graduation she was accepted to the Good Samaritan nursing program in Portland. Upon completion of her nursing training, she began working as a registered nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital. While a student nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, she met her husband of nearly 46 years who was working as an orderly in 1-W service at the same hospital.
Donna worked as a registered nurse for 10 years after which she quit nursing to raise a family. As her children matured, she began working again part time for a pulmonologist in McMinnville, OR.
Donna enjoyed photography and often gave photo albums to family members as gifts that chronicled family life. Donna also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, knitting, caring for her roses and enjoying Oregon’s scenery with her husband, Roy.
Donna is survived by sons Chris Brubaker of Sheridan, Jeff and wife Jessica (Ward) Brubaker of Crabtree; daughter Rebecca and husband Jesse Johnson of Amity; 9 grandchildren; brothers Jay Headings and wife, Diana, of Halsey and Mark Headings and wife, Mary, of Wooster, Ohio; and sister-in-law Vivian Headings, of Portland, OR. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother Verle Headings.
A viewing will be from 5 to 7 pm Saturday, June 9 at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. A burial service will be held at the Bethel cemetery for family and close friends. There will be a Celebration of Life service for all family members and friends of Donna’s on Monday June 11 at 4pm at Fairview Mennonite Church on Goltra Rd. Albany, OR.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements(www.aasum-dufour.com)