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Donna Lee (Estes) Poole

1932 - 2021



Donna Lee Poole, age 89, passed away April 19, 2021 in her home peacefully with her loving husband, daughter and family by her side. She was born in Portland, Oregon March 22, 1932 to Catherine and Maurice Estes, their only child. 

Donna Lee attended Oregon State College. She met George E. Poole while he was home on leave from the US Marine Corps. The two were married at All Saints Episcopal, November 8, 1952, and made their home in West Portland.

Donna Lee was involved in the Society of New England Women, Portland Junior League, the Broadmoor Woman's Club and was a Fellow in the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

She has long been the keeper of the family lineage, guaranteeing all would be remembered. She never failed to place flowers on the grave of every family member that preceded her.

She was a collector of many things; from antique china clocks to Royal Doulton figurines. Always an expert on each of her treasures.

She is survived by her husband and daughters Melinda Anne Sullivan, Sarah Maurine Krapes, Dana Lynn Moore, and Deborah Jean Poole. She has six grandchildren; Stephanie Catherine Pratz, Kathryn Anne Lane, Brian Allan Moore, Eric Edward Moore, Laura Alexandra Walters, and Grace Elizabeth Poole. Her great grandchildren include, Faith Lynn McClure, Paige Maria McClure, Damion Henry Albonico, Scarlett Rae Lane and Weston James Lane. 

She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and community.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the American Cancer Society in her name.


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
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Kathleen Dwyer Duyck

May 2, 2021 2:51 PM

I send my sincere condolences to George and family at this sad time. Many happy memories of Donna Lee came to mind. I was a neighbor and good friend during grade school years. Love, Kathleen Duyck
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Natalie Smith

April 26, 2021 4:18 PM

Dear Dana & Family,

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother.  You have my deepest sympathies & condolences. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

Natalie Smith

Carol Jean Broeren Nelson

April 23, 2021 4:14 PM

George- I am so sorry to hear of your loss and just remember the good days growing up in Eastmoreland-a wonderful neighborhood.- You two were meant to be....
                                                Carol Jean Broeren Nelson


April 23, 2021 9:47 AM

Sorry for your loss Sarah and Debra.

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April 23, 2021 9:36 AM

Donna Lee was one of a kind! She will, indeed, always be remembered!
Peace and Love,
Ruthann and David Marquis

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