|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1924|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 2006|
Wife of Paul Tillotson
Children of Paul and Donna:
05) Diana Jo Tillotson
Daughter of John Jay Jones and Armenta Richards
POCATELLO - Donna Beth (Jones) Tillotson, 81, of Pocatello, returned to the heavens above Friday, October 27, 2006 following an illness.
Donna was born December 6, 1924, in Malad, Idaho, to John Jay and Armenta (Richards) Jones. She was the eighth of 10 children. She was raised and educated in Malad, Idaho. She enjoyed bike riding and dancing. In high school she also participated in volleyball and was part of the dance group.
Donna left high school to work at the arsenal plant in Ogden, Utah, building bombs for World War II. In her spare time, she would go out dancing or roller skating with her friends.
Donna married Paul Tillotson September 1, 1945, and almost a year later they welcomed their first child. Their family continued to grow until their last child was born in 1961.
She worked in various clothing and variety stores, in a geriatric unit as well as being a homemaker. After her husband passed away in 1972, Donna moved to the Bancroft/Chesterfield area and finished raising the two youngest children.
She enjoyed sewing, enbroidery, word searches, cooking and ceramics, taking many top awards for her talent in ceramic painting. Donna enjoyed being with her family, and especially enjoyed visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed her trips to Jackpot, even when she didn't win.
Her smile and presence will be truly missed, but she will forever be in our hearts. We love you.
Donna is survived by her daughters, Linda Shipley, Denver, Colo., Brenda (Jerry) Hulse, Bancroft, Idaho, Judy (Terry) Hoadley, Pocatello, Idaho; one son, Tom Tillotson, Pocatello, Idaho; two sisters, Elaine and Kay; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Diana Jo, two brothers, five sisters, and one grandson.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2006, at Downard Funeral Home, 241 N. Garfield, Pocatello. There will be a visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the funeral home, and also one hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will be at the Malad City Cemtery in Malad, Idaho.
Printed in the Idaho State Journal, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, October 31, 2006
Thomas Paul Tillotson (1951 - 2011)*
Malad City Cemetery
Created by: Karyn Frederickson
Record added: Nov 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31142268