Donna Holz
Donna Holz

Obituary of Donna Lee Holz

Donna Lee Holz, 86, of St. Helens, Oregon passed away October 8th, 2020. She was born on February 19th, 1934, in Jefferson City, Missouri, to the late Veletia and Floyd Carter.

Donna graduated from St. Helens High School. She was an excellent student, had a beautiful singing voice and was artistic.

On May 3, 1952, Donna married Leonard Holz. Together they had three daughters, Shirley Holz-(Ralph) Lundeen, Leona (Michael) Culp and Laura Wellons.

After retirement, Donna and Leonard loved to travel in the travel trailer across the US and Canada. Her husband Leonard preceded her in death in 2007.

Donna created beauty throughout her lifetime. She loved to garden, growing beautiful flowers and vegetables. Donna created exquisite crocheted bedspreads and piecework, and enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting and painting.

Donna’s soprano voice soared in choir, Sweet Adelines performances, and in church. Donna’s baking was also memorable; her daughters’ friends all remember fresh from the oven cinnamon rolls and homemade cookies after school.

Donna is survived by her daughters; two sisters, Louise Uttinger and Sheila Hutton; four grandchildren, Jeremy Harris, Melissa Lawson, Elizabeth Culp and Sophia Wellons; and one great-grandson, Ryan Harris.

Our family wants to thank Rose Linn Care Center staff in West Linn, Oregon for their wonderful care of Donna. They treated her with such dignity and respect for all of the time she resided there.

Also, our thanks to Hospice Care of the Northwest for helping make Donna’s transition to her next journey comfortable, and for supporting our family at such a sad time.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, a private graveside service will be held at Bethany Memorial Cemetery in Warren, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna’s name to the St. Helens Food Bank.

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