Jeannette D. Donley

Aug. 8, 1921 – Feb. 21, 2014

Jeannette D. Donley
Jeannette D. Donley

Jeannette D. Donley was born in Parkerton, Wyo., Aug.  8, 1921, and died Feb. 21, 2014, in Helena, Mont.

She was the second child born to Harry and Merion (Daubenspeck) Donley. Harry followed the oil business to Ferdig, Mont., where the kids went to school until they moved to Cowley, where Jeannette graduated from Cowley High School.

Jeannette loved her yard work and always had lots of pretty flowers. Most of her life she lived in Cowley. Later on, she moved to Washington for a few years.

In her later years she moved to Cody to be with her daughter Sidney Banks. Her son Richard moved her to Helena, where she died.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters. She is survived by three children, Sidney (Don) Banks, Richard (Linda) Wilson and David (Lori) Schmidt; one brother, Jim (Phyl) Donley; 16 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at the Cowley Cemetery at a later date.

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  1. Richard was one of my friends in high school and Jeannette was always good to us when we were in their home. She was a generous and thankfully quite a forgiving woman. I know she raised three great kids.

  2. Richard was one of my friends when I was in high school and his mother was always good to us when we were in her home. She was generous and thankfully quite forgiving. I am grateful I had an opportunity I had to visit with her at a recent Pioneer Day celebration.

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