|Birth: ||May 9, 1951|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 2008|
Arlan "Buff" Donahue went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at his Klamath Falls, Ore., residence.
He was born on May 9, 1951, in Eureka, Calif., and spent his childhood in Blue Lake, Calif., then lived throughout Oregon before settling in Klamath Falls.
He is and will always be known for his high quality of bead work. Buff taught himself how to bead at a young age and never stopped creating his art. His work can be seen throughout Indian Country.
Buff was also an exceptional cook and loved family get-togethers and holidays. He loved to show off his No. 1 fair pies.
As a young man, he competed as a fancy dancer throughout the Northwest. He loved his powwow people. He also loved to camp with his brothers and sisters and grandmother Clara "Gram" Jackson. His greatest passion was sharing his belief and knowledge of the Word. His spiritual walk led him in many directions of sharing and caring. It did not matter who you were, he was willing to share the Word with anyone. Throughout his entire life, he was known for his love and care for his pets "babies." They were always a priority to him.
Buff now joins his parents Woodrow Donahue Sr. and Ethel "Seddo" Donahue; brother Brad Donahue; and grandparents Lafayette Donahue Sr. and Jenny Donahue, Boyd Jackson Sr. and Clara "Gram" Bussell Jackson; and in-law Sterlin Wamchumwah.
Waiting to see him are sisters Dawn and Gwen Donahue; brothers Woodrow Jr. and Ron Donahue; in-law Fred Charles; his nephews Fred "Junior," Jarred, Darth, Wilson, Kia, Woody, Little Jarred, Jaylon, Riggs and Dane; his nieces Lisa, Glenna, Chae, Dawn, Rachael, Shayla, Sissy, Holly, Gwenette, Shannon, Jessica, Estelle, Fawn and Alexis; honorary family including the Schonchin family, Barkley family, the Donahues in Hoopa, Klamath and Crescent City, Calif., the Tripp family and the Bussell family and the Jackson family.
A Celebration of Life Service for Buff will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd with Crayton Jackson officiating. Cremation will follow at a later time at Pyramid Cremations. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3 to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. Monday at the Chapel. Final resting place will be with his parents in the Greenwood Cemetery, Arcata, Calif., at a later date. Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, is in charge of the arrangements.
Woodrow Brad Donahue (1918 - 1968)
Ethel Annette Jackson Donahue (1929 - 1975)
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Record added: Sep 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29465139
It broke so many hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For a part of them went with you on the day God called you home. Lord, please bless and comfort this dear family.|
Added: Mar. 13, 2009