In Memory

Donna Cope (Wakeham)

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09/08/16 07:28 PM #1    

Antonette "Tina" Carini (Peterson)

From Donna's Obituary Notice:


Donna May Wakeham of Wallace, Idaho passed away on October 23, 2012 in Issaquah, Washington. She was 64.

Donna was born September 25, 1948 in San Francisco, California to Wilfred and Elsie Cope. She was raised in Redwood City, California where she graduated from Sequoia High School. Following graduation, she attended the College of San Mateo.

In the early 1970's she married Steve Hamman in Woodside, California. They settled in the Bay Area where she worked in debt collections. Donna possessed a compassionate and dedicated disposition. She worked hard to help people find solutions to their financial problems and received many letters of gratitude from her clients.

In the early 1980's she moved to the Seattle area and in 1996 she married Bruce Wakeham in Seattle. They lived on Mercer Island until 2010 when they moved to Wallace, Idaho. Recent winters were spent in Mexico enjoying sunny beaches and warm weather.

Donna is remembered by her family as a loving, honest and generous wife, mother and grandmother who had a strong sense of fairness and integrity. She cared about people and was a good listener. She was someone who was always ready to offer advice and support to help people in need. Donna loved plants and animals, especially dogs.

In her leisure time Donna enjoyed visiting antique shops, spending time with her family and attending the Unity Church. She actively supported the Seattle Women's Shelter by collecting donations for homeless and abused women.

Survivors include her husband, Bruce Wakeham of Wallace, Idaho; children, Kelly Hamman of Issaquah and Bryant Hamman of Centennial, Colorado and step-son Jason Wakeham of Kenmore; sister, Joan Stern of Atherton, California; one granddaughter and a host of extended family members and friends. 

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