July 8, 1978 — Aug. 21, 2013
AKA: Deavyn Justice Riley-Waters was born in Lewiston to Lynn Christensen (Hepburn-McDonald). With her mother, brother and sister she moved to Walla Walla on Jan., 1, 1980. She attended Walla Walla schools graduating from Walla Walla High School in 1997.
Tawnya spent a considerable amount of time traveling across the country and back again. While in Utah she met Zachary Waters. They returned to Walla Walla in 2012. On Nov. 8, 2012, Tawnya and Zachary were married.
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Lynn and Dale Christensen; husband, Zachary Jen Waters at home; sister and brother-in-law, Valerie and Tom Melton; step-brother, Chris Christensen; grandparents, Ralph and Bronwen Otterstrom of Lewiston, and grandmother, Margaret (Tony) Hepburn of Culdesac, Idaho; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was proceeded in death by grandfather, Louis Hepburn of Culdesac, Idaho; and older brother, Thomas McDonald of Walla Walla.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. to be held in the College Place Seventh day Adventist Church, 715 SE 12th St., College Place. Memorial donations may be made through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.herringgroseclose.com.