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Donnalee West Blasier

October 15, 1928 May 23, 2018
Donnalee West Blasier
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DonnaLee West Blasier passed away on May 23, 2018 in McMinnville, Oregon at the age of 89. She was born on October 15, 1928 in Pasadena, California. She was the daughter of Robert Andrew West and Ruth Swanson West.
She was raised in Pasadena, California and attended McKinley Junior High School and Pasadena Junior College. She graduated from UCLA in 1953 where she majored in Education and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta where she had many friends of whom she kept up relationships over many years and was always proud to have been a member.
After graduation she taught for a number of years in the Pasadena school system.
In 1955 she met Herbert E. Blasier at a Young Republicans meeting. After a brief courtship they were married on December 16, 1955.
They resided in La Cañada and Arcadia, California and she had a family of three children. They are Ann Austin of McMinnville, Kirk Blasier of McMinnville, and Linda Guillaume of Ventura, California.
The family moved to San Juan Capistrano, California and lived there for more than 20 years. DonnaLee became a member of P.E.O. a wonderful organization which she shared with many wonderful people.
In 1998, Herb sold his electronic business, and they moved to McMinnville, Oregon. She continued her relationship with P.E.O. and once again found many many new friends. She became a member of The First Presbyterian Church and spent many years in church activities. She loved to play bridge and enjoyed her bridge friendships.
She always enjoyed being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed her Swedish ancestry and had many curios from Sweden.
She is survived by her husband, three children, and three grandchildren whom she adored, Heather Nelson of McMinnville, and Bennett and Christian Guillaume of Ventura, California.
Services will be private and will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.


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