Donna Lee Kesner, was born August 25, 1934 in Caldwell, Idaho to Clyde E. Steelman and Myrtle G. Nichols. Donna was born in the hospital in Caldwell that later was the P.E.O. Chapter House. Donna graduated from Meridian High School, after which she joined the Air Force and met her husband, Robert. They married in San Rafael, California, and had three children: Michael, born in Nampa, Idaho, David born in Hamilton AFB, California, and Renea born in Chaumont AFB, France. They lived in California, France, Nevada, Florida, Montana, Japan, Okinawa, Michigan, and retired in Idaho in 1975. Donna volunteered as an EMT for the Meridian Quick Response Unit for 12 years. Also worked as a triage EMT in the Saint Alphonsus Emergency Room, then for the State EMS as an EMT instructor, evaluator and on the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing team. Spent 30 years volunteering for the American Red Cross, and 25 years for the American Heart Association. She was on the Meridian Library Board of Trustees since 1987.
Donna enjoyed lots of hobbies such as crafts, camping, collecting (business cards and stamps), traveling, and photography.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents, daughter-in-law Peggy Kesner.
She is survived by her three children: Michael Ray (Naomi) and children Ayamih and Bryce of Springfield, Oregon; David Wayne and child Talon (Ivy) of Boise, Idaho; Renea Annette (Rolland Culver) and child Christopher (Stacey) of Caldwell, Idaho, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Donna will be missed by her family and friends.
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