October 24, 1948 to September 5, 2017
Donna Kriegshauser of Charbonneau, passed away at home Sept. 5, 2017 after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born LaDonna Jamison Oct. 24, 1948, to Johnny and Darlene Jamison of Woodburn, Ore. Donna attended St. Luke's Catholic School, Mt. Angel Academy, Serra Catholic High School, and Oregon State University.
In 1967, Donna married Larry Kriegshauser and settled down to raise her children, Chris, Bryan, and Lori, in both Woodburn and Hubbard, Ore. She was a tireless supporter and cheerleader of all her family's activities and interests, and patiently passed down her love of music, travel, puzzles, word games, and the beach to both her children and grandchildren. Donna's love of gardening resulted in both fresh food on the table as well as wonderful gardens with her roses. As her children grew, Donna became co-owner of Kriegsco Mfg., Inc. with Larry, and retired from the cabinet making business in 2005.
Retirement let Donna pursue her passions to the fullest. She traveled the world visiting 32 countries and read voraciously, traits she passed on to her children. She spent countless hours at the beach and at home with her much-adored grandchildren. Together with Larry, Donna joined a dinner and dance club, as well as an RV club, and enjoyed the company of friends both old and new. Donna's smile, friendliness, and positivity will long be remembered by all those who met and loved her.
She is survived by her mother, Darlene Jamison; sisters Deborah and Cheryl Jamison; her husband of 50 years, Larry Kriegshauser; her children Chris Kriegshauser, Bryan Kriegshauser, and Lori Kriegshauser Lawrence; and her grandchildren Connor Kriegshauser, Dylan Graves, Paige Lawrence, and Courtney Lawrence.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Charbonneau Country Club, 32000 SW Charbonneau Drive, Wilsonville, Ore., from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. All those who knew Donna and loved her are welcome to attend. The family would love if you would bring a copy of a picture of Donna to share.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or your local library.