PRICE - Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Donna Mae Leonard, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2009, in Elmo after a courageous fight with cancer.
Donna was born Sept. 12, 1932 to Clifford Albert and Elva Mae Bingham Woodruff in Roosevelt. She married Arthur Chris Bolotas on Sept. 3, 1950 in Price. Together, they had eight children, Christine, Georgiann, Stephanie, Linda Lee, Cynthia, Alexis, Debbie and Arthur. She later married Ray H.J. Leonard June 1973 in Elko Nev. Together, they had one child, Vicki.
Donna was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening, going for joyrides and reading.
Donna loved to sing and play the piano. She was a majorette for Carbon High School and had fond memories of playing softball for Mitchell's Mummies.
She was a graduate of CEU's first nursing program and she enjoyed serving others through home health care.
She is survived by her children, Christine (Terry) Shaw of Cleveland, Georgiann Cardwell of Emery, Stephanie (Dave) Karcich, of Price, Alexis (Randy) Gruninger of Kaysville, Debbie (Allen) Staker of Elmo, Arthur (Terri) Bolotas of Orangeville and Vicki Spear (Geno Atencio) of Aztec, N.M.; stepchildren, Lana (Ken) Kofford of Castle Dale, Pat (Charlotte) Leonard of Price, Teri (Tom) McElprang of Huntington and Jim (Debbie) Shenk of Las Vegas, Nev., 40 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren; sisters, Karla (Earl) Gunderson of East Carbon; Elva Ree (Lou) Bosco of Roseville, Calif.; Shanna (Dick) Robb of Rochester, Minn., brothers, Cliff (Louise) Woodruff of Price and Ken (Katie) Woodruff of Sevierville Tenn. Preceded in death by parents; daughters, Linda Lee Bolotas and Cynthia Bolotas, grandsons, Justin Neil Shurtz and Joseph Chris Abrams.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 18, at the Elmo LDS Chapel. A viewing was Saturday prior to the services at the church. Interment was in the Price City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made to the American Cancer Society in Donna's name.