Donagene Williams 64, died surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday evening, May 7, 2014 in Wenatchee, Washington's Central Washington Hospital. Donagene was born December 28, 1949, into the Nespelem, Washington home of Elijah and Annie Weipah-Williams.
A faithful member of the Catholic Church and Seven Drums, she was proud of her heritage as a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. She loved participating in Pow-wows, attending local sporting events and especially spending time with her honorary grandkids (great-nephews and nieces). Donagene had been previously employed as a clerical worker with the tribal Public Defender's Office, among others.
Survived by her brother Leroy Williams of Nespelem; nieces and nephews: Deidre Williams, Flodell Williams, Vance Cleveland, Walter Williams, Mylan Williams, Eli Williams, Leon Williams, Steve Williams and Clarissa Cawston as well as numerous great nieces and great nephews; Donagene is predeceased by both of her parents and siblings: Judith Wetan, Jim Williams and Lorraine Williams.
Donagene's tradition-al dressing was held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Strate Funeral Home in Grand Coulee. A wake was held from 7 p.m., on Thursday, May 8, at the Nespelem Community Center, with a sunrise burial on Friday, May 9, in Chief Joseph Cemetery.
Please sign Donagene's on line register book at http://www.stratefuneralhome.com. Strate Funeral Home of Grand Coulee is honored to be serving Donagene's family.