Donna Dickson

Obituary of Donna J Dickson

Donna Jean (Michel) Dickson was born on June 5, 1934 in Redmond, Oregon to Ole and Pansie Michel.  She passed away August 19, 2019.   She will be missed by her family, friends and community.  Donna was very active at the Othello Christian Church, Othello Eagles Club and Othello Cancer Support Group.

Donna attended Portland State University School of Business and worked at Meyer Frank while she attended school.

On January 11, 1953 Donna married her high school sweetheart Darrell Dickson at the Powell Butte Christian Church where they were both members.  While living in Powell Butte, Donna worked at the Farmers Coop in Redmond as a bookkeeper.  Alongside Darrell they raised registered Polled Herefords and started their family.

Darrell and Donna moved to Othello, WA in the spring of 1964 where they purchased their family farm in block 45, built their home and raised their children.  Donna worked at Pacific Fruit and Produce from 1964 until she and Darrell started their own company, Bruce Fertilizer in 1984.  During this time Donna also helped on the family farm with irrigating, driving tractor and working cattle.  She was also an avid supporter of the Adams County Fair and various local 4-H groups.

Donna is survived by daughter Susan Grant and husband Bob (Burns, OR); son Doug Dickson (Othello) and daughter Norma Uecker (Edgar, NE).  She has 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Darrell, sister Shirley, and son Ronnie.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice House, Spokane WA; Othello Cancer Support Group, or charity of choice.  Memorial services will be held at the Othello Christian Church August 21, 2019 at 11:00 am.  Graveside services will be held at a later date in Redmond, OR.  You are invited to sign the guest book and leave a note for the family at

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