Obituary -- Donna Jean Strickland

  • 2022-10-03, 12:08 PM (update 2022-10-03, 12:11 PM)
  • Source: The Gardens Funeral Home
Obituary -- Donna Jean Strickland Donna Strickland
August 19, 1943 – September 29, 2022

Donna Jean Strickland, devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away unexpectedly on September 29, 2022.


She was born in Fallon, Nevada, and graduated from Churchill County High School in 1961.


Donna dedicated 46 years to the Churchill County School District as a bus driver/trainer for the Transportation department. She loved going on cruises and traveling, reading, crocheting, and gardening. She was a generous caregiver and loved being a Grandma.


She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church and a lifelong, active member of the Retired Public Employees of Nevada.


Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond & Blanche Trussell, brother James Trussell, and her husband Gilbert K. Strickland.


She is survived by her son Dennis Strickland of Elko, granddaughter Nicole Strickland of Carson City, daughter Deborah Stewart of Fallon, grandson Jeremiah Austin of Fallon, and granddaughters, Jenna & Hanna Stewart of Las Vegas, great-grandsons Haiyden Martin-Austin of Elko, and Sylas Austin of Blackfoot, Idaho; sisters, Claudia Pace (Fallon), Ramona (Bud) Harless (Lake Charles, LA), and Loretta Gratriex (Susanville, CA), and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.


Services will be held Friday, October 7th, at 1:00 pm at Epworth United Methodist Church, 280 E Stillwater Ave, Fallon, NV 89406, with a reception to follow in the Wolf Center. In Lieu of flowers please send donations to Epworth United Methodist Church, 280 E Stillwater Ave, Fallon, NV 89406.


Source: The Gardens Funeral Home



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debra_ridenour 2022-10-08, 06:12 PM
I am so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. I will miss her. We had trouble staying in touch the past few years but I think of her often and fondly. My condolences to her family.
Dana 2022-10-07, 05:00 PM
she felt more like a big sister instead of an aunt - she always looked out for us and brought us all over Fallon when we would visit - we were always included in activities with her and uncle gil and debbie and dennis - even though we live a great distance apart, her family is foremost in our thoughts and prayers and our hearts are broken by her loss
Mitch 2022-10-05, 06:08 PM
Donna is my Aunt. In the late 60’s and early 70’s we’d have a summer vacation in Fallon. She was a hoot to be around. Me and my brothers would stay at her and Uncle Gill house. We’d go on family picnics at Lahonttan. We go to the hardtop car races at the rodeo grounds and she’d be yelling for Uncle Jim as he banged around the track. She was a big part of some fantastic memories!
Artisboardmam 2022-10-04, 11:30 AM
I'm very sorry I didn't get to know her . And I will pray for all of her family
Gary Pope-Sears
Gary Pope-Sears 2022-10-04, 09:21 AM
Donna was a treasured congregant and appreciated critic while I served at Epworth. She was always caring, committed, and humorous. From a distance, i mourn with her family and other friends.
Judy gray
Judy gray 2022-10-04, 07:56 AM
Donna was a beautiful friendly person always happy when I saw here. Rest In Peace Donna.
sara_mcgowan 2022-10-03, 07:17 PM
This makes my heart sad. Like many people in Fallon she taught me to drive a bus too and even after years past without seeing her she would always remember my name and stop to chat. Such a sweetheart. My condolences to her family. Glad she back with Gil.