In Memory

Donna Guerricagoitia (Fortenberry) - Class Of 1970

Donna Guerricagoitia (Fortenberry)

Donna Earlene Fortenberry- Guerricagoitia

It’s with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donna on February 10th, 2022, in Nyssa Oregon, Born on July 31st 1951 in Portland Oregon

Donna was a free spirt and brought joy to so many people’s lives with her humor and infectious laugh. You couldn’t help but laugh right along with her, she was true sunshine. Donna had a passion for flowers and gardening, animals, fishing, and most of all her love for her family.

Donna Graduated from Vale High school and went on to Beauty School, she opened her first beauty shop in Vale Oregon. Donna loved serving the people of Vale and sharing her life with them, Friends of Donna became more like family. Other than Vale, Donna loved Eugene Oregon so much the green trees, the rivers and being so close to the ocean. The beauty of it all gave her so much peace. 

Donna was preceded in death by her amazing mother Deloris Guerricagoitia, her father Angel Guerricagoitia and her brother Tony, plus many more close family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Angelia and son in law Jason Vanmatre, 3 grandchildren Madison, Makayla and Preston and her brother John Guerricagoitia.

Our family finds peace in knowing that Donna is no longer in pain and watching over us from heaven.

A celebration of life will take place at one of Donna’s favorite fishing spots on the McKenzie River later this year.