Donna Lyons passed away in Post Falls, ID on May 15, 2017. Donna was born on July 2, 1932 in Spokane Valley, WA to Peter Hilton and Mabel (Anderson) Hilton. A 1950 graduate of West Valley High School, Donna married James Lyons in 1952. They were the proud parents of two wonderful daughters.
After Spokane, Donna and Jim lived in Bellingham, WA, Gold Canyon, AZ, Bullhead City, AZ and Henderson, NV. After Jim's death in 2011, Donna returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2014, settling in Post Falls.
Donna was an champion bowler and also had many great times on the golf course. She also loved to travel to various parts of the country to visit her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She loved to follow Gonzaga basketball.
Donna leaves behind a legacy of wit, good humor, determination, and feistiness. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Donna is survived by her daughters Michele (Barry) Smith; of Durham, NC, and Carol (Steve) Childress; of Hayden Lake, ID, as well as five grandchildren, one great-grandson and countless lifetime friends. Donna's family would like to thank the staff of The Bridge at Garden Plaza in Post Falls and The Hospice of North Idaho for their love and outstanding care during Donna's final days.
A graveside memorial service will take place Saturday June 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Spokane Memorial Gardens, followed by a reception at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane. In tribute to Donna, attendees are asked to wear something blue, her favorite color. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Donna's name to The Hospice of North Idaho.