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Donna Temple

Donna Temple, age 70, of Forest Grove, died Wednesday May 9, 2018 unexpectedly in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Donna July in Oregon. A second celebration will be held in the early fall in Illinois. A memorial dedicated to her is currently in the process. It will honor her love of reading and her respect for libraries. Full details will be available soon, please hold any remembrances until they are worked out. 

DONNA TEMPLE was born July 5, 1947, in Moline, IL, the daughter of Donald and Betty McMahon Temple. She grew up in Moline and graduated from Moline High School in 1965. She then went on to study textiles at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she graduated in 1971 from the ACES college and she was a lifelong Illinois Alumni Association member.

She was known first for the love of her family and friends, laughing a lot and for her love of books, books, and more books. She enjoyed Bigfoot, Nessie, Area 51 conspiracy, Aliens, and anything that is a little bit tacky. Donna was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears, and the Fighting Illini. She loved to get in her car and travel the country visiting her friends from coast to coast. She also preferred to write to friends and family. We have a collection of correspondence stretching from when we left for college to her final day written in her hand and mailed.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cyndee Melvin of Hillsboro, Oregon; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Rick Noyes of Lakewood, Colorado; grandchildren Sam and Lexi Melvin of Hillsboro, Oregon and Kaiya and Chloe Noyes of Lakewood, Colorado; several aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous beloved lifelong friends. 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Wesley.

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