In Memoriam: Donna Jo Antonson (June 24, 1940 – Sept. 18, 2021)

November 2021 Posted in Obituary

Donna Jo (DeGuire) Antonson, of Silverton, Oregon, passed away at home on Sept.  18, 2021 of natural causes.

She was born on June 24, 1940 to Donald and Josephine Sawyer. When Donna was six-years-old, Josephine married Elbert DeGuire, who later adopted her.

After graduating from Silverton High School in 1958, she attended dental technician school in San Francisco, California. After graduation, she moved back to Silverton where she married Jack Nusbaum on Oct. 1, 1960. They had three children, Jeffrey, Todd and Debbie.

In 1983, while working at Silverton High School as a teacher’s aide, Donna married Jack Antonson, high school teacher and athletic director.

After they retired, they spent their time at their home in Silverton enjoying their families and traveling to sunny beaches.

She is survived by her husband Jack; children, Jeffrey, Mark, Dori, Todd and Debbie; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Private services were held. Assisting the family is Unger Funeral Chapel.

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