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Donalee Rose Muir

May 10, 1939 - November 7, 2016








Donalee Rose Oliver Muir passed away peacefully November 7, 2016.  Donalee was born in Salem Oregon May 10, 1939 to Clyde and Ivy Pearl Oliver. She had five siblings; Clyde Bob, William Bill, Jean, Edward Ed, John Jack with Donalee being the baby of the family.
 
She grew up in Gates, attending Gates School and graduating from Santiam High School. Donalee married the love of her life John Terrence Muir January 21, 1960.  They moved to Salem, and had two children, Randall and Terrence.  Donalee worked for the State of Oregon most of her career, retiring from the Oregon Dept. of Forestry as Comptroller of Finance in 1997.
 
She loved her family, playing cards, especially Canasta and knitting. Compassionate and caring, she treated everyone like family and was a second mother/grandmother to many.  Her quick wit and teasing nature brightened all our lives.
 
She is survived by husband John Terry; siblings Jean, Ed, and Jack; children Randy Sonia and Terry Susan; grandchildren Carissa, Tyrean, Ashley, and Terra; five great grandchildren Logan, Carhen, Kaydence, Ashtin, and Emma.
 
The family is extremely grateful for the wonderful care and support that was provided by the nurses and staff at Salem Hospital ICU and IMCU.
 
Visitation will be held from Noon to 6:00 pm, Friday November 18th at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.  Funeral Service at 11:00 am Saturday, November 19th at the funeral home.  The casket will be open at 9:30 am Saturday.  A graveside service at Fairview Cemetery in Gates will follow at 2:30 pm. 

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I just know you are making heaven an even happier place with your joking, kidding around, and yes, even giving out a few tickles. I know you know how much I loved you, and will always love you. My aunt Dee Dee, my big sister. Miss you forever, your niece Sheryl Mennis.