Stella M Donaldson

1927 - 2007, Santa Barbara

Stella M. Donaldson passed away peacefully Monday October 22nd, 2007, due to Parkinson's. Stella was born in Texas 7/13/1927, to Lora Avis Jackson Smith and Ellery Guy Smith. Stella was the second girl in the family. Later they had 4 more children, moved a short distance away to New Mexico where they had visitors. One day, in 1935, a couple came by, named Laura and Charles Palmer who were Col Portuers (pioneers.) This was the beginning of our Bible education, which continued for the rest of her life, fulfilling her dedication. Stella is survived by her son Melvin Spallino and his wife. A sister, Alice Wilshusen of Santa Barbara, CA.

The real saviors are: Aunt Jackie (Wilma), Aunt Iris, and Uncle Robert Jackson, who have shown lots of love and kindness all of our life especially to Stella, right to the end. Brother George W. Smith and wife Ellie, & the children of Tony Spallino, 3 nephews: Allen Smith, James & Jorge Wilshusen plus nieces; Judy, Joyce, Ivy, and Susie. Predeceased by her son Tony, sisters Lora Philips, Mary Hughes Cary, brother Dan Smith; nephews Mark Hughes and Terry Wilshusen. A special THANKS to Stella's congregation who gave her true brotherly and sisterly love. Most of all to Eva and her family. Stella's second family of 7 years for their love and care. Thank you for being there for her and us.

Memorial Service are pending in the Apple Valley area @ Adelanto Kingman Hall For info call Alice 805-569-1702.

In the Springtime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . we will remember Stella
When we see a beautiful sunrise . . . . . . we will remember Stella
When the birds begin to sing. . . . . . . . we will remember Stella
When we see the animals she loved. . . . . . . . we will remember Stella
When we see a flower garden. . . . . . . . . . .we will remember Stella
When we get a refreshing rain. . . . . . . . .we will remember Stella
When there is a rainbow on high. . . . . we will remember Stella
When we read the Bible and find the account of the book of life with our HOPE OF A RESURRECTION IN PARADISE . . . . . . . we will remember Stella
When the brothers and sisters showered her with such love * * I will remember them. When Eve and her family remembered Stella in her time of need for 7 years. Yes I will remember Stella, but most of all I will remember all these kind people who remembered her in her difficult time of life. YES, I WILL REMEMBER YOU.


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