Virginia Mai Donnelly

Virginia Mae Donnelly

February 20, 1925 – February 2, 2009 Virginia Mae Donnelly, age 83, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 2, 2009 at Birchview Memory Care in Sedro-Woolley.She was born on February 20, 1925 in Red Cloud, Nebraska the daughter of Frank and Lorinne (Hansen) Barker.In 1928, with her parents, siblings, and grandfather she came to Washington residing at Monohon near Lake Sammamish where they spent summer days at the lake. Later the family moved to Snoqualmie where her father worked at the Weyerhauser Mill. After graduating from North Bend High School, Virginia worked for a time at Boeing, Weyerhauser and the phone company in North Bend.In 1947, she married Harold Donnelly of Fall City who worked for Puget Power at Snoqualmie Falls. They enjoyed life in North Bend, spending time with friends and family who stopped to visit their home on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River. Virginia and Harold spent time ÿ shing and taking camping trips to Hood Canal. Virginia taught Sunday school at North Bend Community Church. In 1959, Harold was transferred to Baker Lake with Puget Power and they settled into a new home in Concrete. Virginia worked as a grocery checker and later in the ofÿ ce at the Concrete Clinic. After retirement, they spent time enjoying their home, gardening and traveling to visit friends and family. Virginia was known especially for her homemade pies.Virginia is survived by her two children, Michael Donnelly and his wife, Linda of Concrete, WA and Sharon Donnelly Muth of Palmdale, CA. Five grandsons, Gilman Martiny (Christine), Thomas Muth (Natalie), Jeffrey Muth (Tarsila), Gene Muth (Heather), Matt Muth (Lea) and 12 great-grandchildren. Her sisters, Joyce Levacy of Ellensburg, WA, Leora Barbeau of Yuma, AZ, Coral Allbee of Yucca Valley, CA and Carmel Barker of Fall City, WA. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Gertrude, brother Donald and two nephews.Arrangements and services under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 12721 30th Ave NE #101, Seattle, WA 98125. Please share your memories of Virginia and sign the online guestbook at