Donna Jenne

Donna L. Jenne, 75, resident of St. Maries, Idaho, died at Valley Vista Care Center August 6, 2019. She was born to Herbert and Barbara (Monaco) Charlesworth October 1, 1943 in San Fernando Valley, Calif.

Following graduation, Donna went to work for Newberry’s Department Store. She settled down with David Liebig, and the couple had daughter Joline in 1964. Donna continued to work and support her daughter. She later met and married David Gaunt in 1967. Their son Todd was born; however the couple later divorced.

In 1965, Donna moved up to the Carlin Bay area near Harrison, Idaho with her sister to be closer to their parents. Over the years Donna worked at Carlin Bay Resort. She held many other jobs to support her children such as housekeeping, office cleaning and food service. Sadly dementia took over Donna’s mind, and she could no longer care for herself. She moved to Bestland Assisted Living in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, was transferred to Harmony House in Hayden and spent the last six years at Valley Vista Care Center in St. Maries.

In Donna’s younger days, she loved to go dancing at Carlin Bay Resort. She was an outdoors sport enthusiast and loved fishing, camping, hiking and spending time on Lake Coeur d’ Alene.

Donna is survived by her children Joline (Robert) Ware of Carlin Bay and Todd (Maria) Gaunt; grandchildren Christopher Glessner of Coeur d’ Alene and Anthony Glessner of Cataldo, Idaho; great-granddaughter Tuesday Glessner of Harrison, Idaho; nephew Mark Swan of Phoenix, Arizona and his Children Matthew Swan and Michael Swan. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister Patricia Swan.

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