Donna Brillon Derrick was born to Glen and Ethel Pearce on Feb. 10, 1933 in Newport, WA. She was raised in Troy, ID and Newport, WA. with three sisters and one brother.
Donna married LeRoy Brillon in 1949. They lived their married life in Priest River, Bonners Ferry, and Pierce, ID.
She had six children; Chris, Nick, Kathy, Karen, Linda and Julie.
Donna and LeRoy divorced. She then married Arkley Derrick on Dec. 24, 1974. She gained two more children, Dena and Ken.
When she wasn’t taking care of other people’s children Donna worked in local restaurants. She was loved by many.
Donna is survived by her children: Christine (Chris) Alcock, Karen (Eddie) Howell, Linda (Loren) Bolen, Dena (Rich) Thornton and Ken (Tammy) Derrick, 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
Donna left us Sept. 16 to be with her loved ones she missed terribly, her husband, Arkley Derrick; son, Nick Brillon; daughter Kathy Tinsley and Julie.
Upon her request a family BBQ will be held later.