Nyack High School Class of '55

April 17, 1937 - March 14, 2021

Safe in God's Embrace

Donna was a proud wife of a dairy farmer for many years, and never experienced a greater love than in her Savior. She is predeceased by her husband Arthur, son Daniel Terwilliger, first husband Russell Terwilliger, and her parents. She leaves behind her sister June Smith and brother Hugh Hamer, and her children Terry, Tammy, Tracy, David, and Dan, along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Donna was an avid animal lover; who found joy and solace in two special companions: Eagle and Cute Cute. Donna loved her home in Palatine Bridge, New York and found pleasure tending to her garden of glorious flowers, watching her bird feeders, and simply enjoying the beauty of nature. Donna was strongly opinionated and was always willing to have a passionate discussion with anyone. Friends knew that she was a force to be reckoned with, and was one of the strongest people you would ever meet. An affectionate name given to her by her children was "The Grand Marshal" which she loved. Donna was the matriarch of her family, a loving mother who will be forever missed but always in her family's hearts.

(Written by Tracy, Donna's youngest daughter, and her caregiver in recent years.)

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