Donna Mae Sprague went to be with Jesus Saturday, May 11, 2013 at her home with her daughter, stepdaughter, and husband by her side. Donna was born Donna Mae Jacobs August 5, 1925 in Bend, Ore. to Don L. Jacobs and Iva E. Collier-Jacobs. She moved to the Rogue Valley as a young child with her parents.
In 1943, Donna graduated from Medford Senior High School. In 1945, she married Eldon Chastain until his death in 1985. On May 17, 1986, Donna married John C. Sprague who survives. Donna worked seasonally for Crystal Springs Packing Co. for 32 years as a box stamper. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Medford where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. Donna enjoyed RVing, rock-hounding, and gold panning.
Survivors include her daughter, Linda Lavars, of Hanford, Calif.; son, Wayne Chastain, of W. Va,; foster daughter, Angi Waddell, of Missouri; two stepdaughters; two stepsons; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers, Loren and Don; and three sisters, Esther, Lois, and Carol. Preceding her in death are her husband Eldon; and five sisters.
Service for Donna Mae Sprague will be held Thursday, May 16, 2013, 3:00 p.m., at the Apostolic Faith Church, Medford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Faith Church Music Scholarship Fund, c/o Apostolic Faith Church, 285 Sunrise, Medford, OR, 97504.