In Memory

Donna Fine (Wilson)


Donna Rae Wilson went to be with her beloved savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, Aug. 12, 2005.

Donna was born Feb. 23, 1946, to Edna Knudsen and Donald Fine in Kooskia. Donna attended schools in Idaho at Clearwater Valley and Grangeville.

She became the wife of Ray Wilson in 1961 and began her adventurous life on a sheep ranch in Hells Canyon. During this time she was blessed with two sons and a daughter. After the Forest Service forced them off their land in 1973, Donna and her husband, Ray, became cattle ranchers in Halfway, Ore. In 1980, Donna moved with her family to a new ranch in Baker, Ore. In addition to ranching, Donna also worked at Bohns Clothing Store. In 1988, Donna gave up ranching for a short period and moved with her husband, Ray, to Sisters, Ore. After two years there, she was back in ranching with Ray in the Lewiston-Asotin area. In 1993, she moved to a different cattle ranch in Imnaha, Ore., where she was a county librarian and special education aide. Her final move with her husband was to Joseph, Ore., in 2003 to open a saddlery business.

Donna loved landscaping and planting flowers in her yard, quilting, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. Her strong faith in the Lord enabled her to fight a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She is survived by her husband, Ray; her sons, Chris, a seaman based out of Seattle, and Greg in Mesa, Ariz.; daughter Sherri of Philomath, Ore.; mother Edna Hewson of Grangeville; sisters Darlene of Grangeville and MaryEllen of Lewiston; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Don Fine; and her sister, Sandra.

The memorial service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Enterprise, Ore. The burial service is at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Grangeville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of the Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Enterprise, OR 97828.