Donna N. Broach, 74, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Spokane, Wash. She was born September 10, 1937, in Coulee Dam, Washington, to the home of Walter and Rosalie Booth. In 1953 Donna married Donald Langstaff in Coulee Dam, after meeting him on the McClure Ranch. Searching for greener pastures for employment, they moved to California in 1956. In 1964, Donna was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which she faithfully followed until her death.
Construction of the third powerhouse on Grand Coulee Dam in 1967 brought her family back to Washington, where they were active members of the Grand Coulee Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Donna enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with Donald and their family, always got a gleam in her eyes whenever going huckleberry picking was suggested and had a bright green thumb which could grow anything. A true Proverbs 31 woman Donna’s wonderful cooking, home-canned and frozen foods, and well-stocked root cellar saw to it that her family was always well-fed and her lovingly knitted socks kept their feet warm in winter. While Donna’s ability to knit and crochet was well known, many did not know that she also was accomplished at writing poetry and drawing. Ever loyal and always there for her family, Donna could never pass by a garage sale without stopping to find one of them a special treasure. Her children’s fondest memories include Donna’s winter snow parties and delicious homemade donuts. In January of 1992, Donna’s beloved husband and soul mate for 39 years – Donald Langstaff passed away. Donna then married Lewis Broach in 1996 with whom she spent her remaining years.
She is predeceased by her first husband Donald Langstaff; son Dennis Langstaff and three grandchildren: Samantha, Christopher, and Karl; and her brother William Booth. Donna is survived by her second husband Lewis Broach of Moses Lake; children: Daniel Langstaff (Michelle) of Everett, Delbert Langstaff (Becky) of Grand Coulee, and Darril Langstaff of Grand Coulee; stepchildren: Sandy, Carol and Allen; grandchildren: Jasmine, Daniel Scott, Jeff, Ariel and Shalayne; brother Robert Booth and sisters: Gerry McClure (Don) and Terry Booth.
At Donna’s request, cremation has taken place. Fred Wilson will officiate at a 2 p.m., celebration of her life to take place on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in the Chapel of Strate Funeral Home, Grand Coulee.
Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee, Washington is honored to be assisting Donna’s family. An online register book for Donna is available at www.stratefuneralhome.com.