Donna Jean Boston, 70, passed away at her home in Cle Elum, Wash., on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.
She was born Aug. 14, 1944, in Butte, Mont., to Sidney and Rose Philp. She spent her childhood in Butte and married Verne Boston in 1964, and they had four children together. They later moved from Montana to Northern Idaho and then in 1978, they relocated to Snoqualmie, Wash., and divorced in 1983.
Donna and her long-time partner, Chuck Goers, moved to Cle Elum in 1990, where she continued to work as a caregiver, taking care of the elderly as she had done for most of her working career.
She enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved her animals, enjoyed taking trips to the casinos to play the slot machines and enjoyed traveling to Montana and Nebraska to visit family. She had many hobbies through the years and enjoyed watching soap operas and scary movies, crocheting, quilting and reading mystery books.
Donna is survived by her long-time partner of over 30 years, Chuck Goers, of Cle Elum, who took great care of her and spoiled her endlessly. She is also survived by her four children, Tim (Jamie) Boston of North Bend, Wash., Lori Boston (Jac Castle) of North Bend, Wash., Stacy (Bill) Brown of Whitefish, Mont., and Kelley Boston (Aaron Riach) of Ellensburg, Wash.; grandchildren, Danny Boston, Ashley Brown, Mason Riach and Konner Riach; great-grandchildren, Shyann Rose Schwab and Bobby Wesley Boston. She is also survived by her brothers, Sid (Betty) Philp, Rick (Jackie) Philp, and her sister, Polly (Sid) Bartholomew, all from her hometown of Butte. Other survivors include her uncle, Benjamin Johnson of Butte; aunts, Florence Cunningham of Butte, and LaRae (Bob) Auer of Bountiful, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She will be remembered for her fun sense of humor, the many family gatherings and family meals she prepared and her delicious “pasties” that she would make for her family even though, in her later years, she liked to pretend that she didn’t cook. She will be remembered for the tremendous support she had for her family. She was a very selfless, kind-hearted, giving person, and she always put others ahead of herself. She will be forever loved and missed by all of her loved ones.
The family extends their deepest thanks to all of the family, friends and neighbors who have shown such generous support and caring sympathy to our family in this difficult time.
A celebration of her life will be scheduled by her family at a later date
Condolences for the family can be left at www.cascadefuneralhome.com or go to www.mtstandard.com.
Montana Standard 2/13/2015
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