August 2, 1936 - July 4, 2017 

Donna Lee Lewis, 80, passed away July 4, 2017 at Providence Medical Center surrounded by family. She was born August 2, 1936 in Medford, Oregon, the daughter of Willard Whitman and Julia Dugan Whitman, both deceased. 

Donna Lee was married to James Frederick Lewis from 1957 until his death in 2001. 

She is survived by two sisters, Marilyn Rust and Josephine Austin and brother, Willard Whitman. She also leaves behind seven children, Patrick Lewis, Mary Lewis Mason, Shawn Frings, James Kerry Lewis, Nora Lewis Braun, Margaret Lewis, and Michael Brendan Lewis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother, Michael Whitman. 

Donna Lee was a modest person with huge talent. She had a brilliant mind with a passion for language and reading, and a generous spirit with a powerful voice for those in greatest need. She most enjoyed time with her cherished family. 

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