1929 - 2012
Donna M. Potesky, 82, passed away from diabetic complications on June 27, 2012, at Horizon House, an assisted living home in Anchorage, Alaska. A graveside service will be on Oct. 15, 2012, at Mountain View Cemetery at 2 p.m. in Walla Walla. All friends and family are welcome to attend.
Donna was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Carbonato, Wash., to John and Amy Bates. She worked as a school bus driver and custodian for College Place Public School District. She later moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 2003 to be close to her family. Donna enjoyed bowling, reading, gardening and spending time with family and friends. She was loved by many and will be missed by her family and friends.
Donna is survived by her daughter, Kelly Robinson of Anchorage, Alaska; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Frazure of Anchorage, Alaska; sister, Phyllis Bates of Wassilla, Alaska; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Potesky; daughter, Phyllis Donaldson; son-in-law, Donald Donaldson; granddaughter, Krissy-Lou Donaldson; grandson, Jacob Robinson; son-in-law, Vernon Robinson. The family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.