BELL, DONNA- Donna Sternhagen Orth Bell was born in Scotland, South Dakota, on August 30, 1930 to William Sternhagen and Helena Sayler Sternhagen and graduated to Heaven in Roswell, New Mexico, on March 23, 2018.
She moved from South Dakota to Roswell in 1976. Donna was a nurse in Roswell for 24 years, 17 of which were at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. She enjoyed many activities during her retirement, including knitting, quilting, and traveling.
Donna had been a resident at Peachtree Village for seven years and lastly at Heartfelt Manor.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Emil Orth, her second husband, Gary Bell, and her brother, Bill Sternhagen.
She is survived by her children, Jane (Jim) Rokusek, Kathy Orth, and Nancy (Kenny) Forrest, her grandchildren, Anna (Tim) Olson, Dan (Lindsey) Rokusek, Katie (Chad) Carlson, Allison (Sean) Fedt, and Amanda Forrest, her 9 great grandchildren, her sister, Carol (Dick) Chilson, and special caregiver, Tessa Franco.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Monday, April 9, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church on 3rd and Kentucky.
Jane and Kathy,
What a wonderful obituary for your Mom. I often think of our fun times and overnights at your Mom's red house in Scotland and through the years have driven by it multiple times.
Blessings to you and your families!
Marlys WasmundWorthington, MN
I have fond memories of Donna from our Sunday School and Bible School days spent at the First United Presbyterian Church in Scotland. Our teachers made those times so much fun! My sympathies to you, Jane, Kathy, Nancy and families.
Kay Bainbridge SmidtMenno, SD
Nancy and family,
We send our love and sympathy to each of you.
In Prayer and Friendship
Billy and Sharon
Bill and Sharon BirdRoswell, NM
Donna was one of my dearest friends and co-workers.