Donna Joy (Burnham) Meloy
September 14, 1943 ~ September 28, 2013
Donna fought a battle with pancreatic cancer. She fought for a year and ten months. God has taken her home and freed her of all her pain. Donna was born September 14, 1943 to Orville and Roberta Burnham in Seattle. She attended Eastmont High School, graduating in 1961. She became a member of Calvary Bible Church for many years. She graduated in 1964, from the Multnomah School of the Bible with a Biblical Literature Degree. She was a Sunday school teacher and had a lot of respect for Calvary Bible Church and its pastor and members. She was a chairman of the Christmas Women’s Fellowship Club out of Stonecraft, MO and participated in this club for over 14 years in the Wenatchee Branch. Then later, Donna attended Seattle Pacific University for an English degree. While living in Portland OR, she married Jim Eacho. She had her precious first born son, Dana Arthur in 1971. Her marriage to Jim ended in 1971.
Donna moved back to Wenatchee and worked for the Assessor’s Office at the courthouse. She learned her computer skills and worked at the Chelan County Juvenile Department and then met the love of her life, Michael H. Meloy. She married Michael on February 28, 1976. They combined their family, his two children, Mark and Monica and her son Dana. They had a son, Gregory Michael, who was born November 1976. She was able to be a full time, stay at home Mom for 25 years, which she loved. Mike and Donna took the children on camping trips to the ocean where they would go fishing and clam digging. They worked very hard to be good parents and they were a great team together. After all the children graduated, Donna went to work for Kim Miller Farmers Insurance Agency. She worked there for about 10 years. She met a lot of good, caring, people and really enjoyed working for Kim. He was a great boss.
Then retirement came and Mike and Donna were able to spend some winters in Florida, with Mike’s oldest brother and wife. They pulled their 30’ travel trailer and took their two spoiled black labs to Florida. Donna loved her dogs. It was so wonderful for Mike and Donna to travel and spend time with his brother. Often, they spent winters on the Oregon Coast. Mike loved the sea after serving eight years in the Navy, and Donna loved to watch the big cargo ships coming down the Columbia River near Astoria, OR. They made many happy memories and shared good times together with the children and grandchildren on the Ocean beaches.
Donna is survived by her husband, Mike Meloy; four children, Mark Meloy of East Wenatchee, Monica Roberts of East Wenatchee, Dana Burnham of Portland, OR and Gregory Meloy & his wife Judith of Portland. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Breanna, Seth, Lishe;, Malachi, Ona, Emma; and one great-grandchild, Myla; two brothers, Levoy G. Burnham and wife Sylvia of East Wenatchee and Robert K. Burnham and wife Kathy of Wenatchee; nephews, Bailey and Riley; one sister, Janet Lou Rumford and husband Dale of Deary, ID; nieces, Debra Rumford, Tricia and husband Monte Gash and their children, Stephen and Stephanie; one aunt, Joyce (Joy) Sutherland of St. Charles, MO; three cousins, Judy, Pam and Cathy and their families of St. Charles, MO. Donna is survived by many loving friends and family members and members of the Calvary Bible Church.
Services for Donna will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Telford’s Chapel of the Valley in East Wenatchee with Graveside to follow at Evergreen Memorial Park, East Wenatchee, WA. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA