Donna Carlson

Obituary of Donna Carlson

Donna (Kiehn) Carlson was born in Ritzville, Washington, on the 31st of May 1928 to Alvina and Clarence Kiehn. She passed away on February 13th, 2017. Donna first met her soon-to-be husband, Jack, in 1940 at the age of 11. She worked at Nalley’s Fine Foods and was a driller on aircraft wings for Boeing in Tacoma during the war. Donna and Jack wed in 1947 and spent the rest of her life as a homemaker in Tacoma. Donna was a kind-hearted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. Donna will be missed dearly.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bud and Delbert Kiehn; and her infant son, Jack Jr. She is survived by sisters, Kathy Wycoff and Patricia Kiehn; her husband, Jack; and children, Debra Haynes (Sjohn) and Jack Carlson. She treasured her grandchildren, Erin Jeffery (John), Tara Peek (James), Eric Carlson (Ngocman); eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 10am – 5pm at New Tacoma Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Friday, March 3 at 1pm at New Tacoma Cemetery’s Chambers Creek Chapel, 9221 Chambers Ck Rd W, University Place, WA. Graveside committal following at Tacoma Cemetery, 4801 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA.