Donna Grace McAnlis, 86, passed away on Feb. 13, 2019 in Elk Grove. She was born on June 1, 1932 in Los Angeles.
Donna was the beloved wife of the late David E. McAnlis Sr. Donna and her husband Dave were members of the Creekside Church of Elk Grove. Donna, or Grandma Mac, as she was known to her family, loved reading, completing the NYT crosswords, playing card games, and traveling (especially cruising), but most of all, she loved being with and entertaining her large family and many friends.
Donna is survived by their son, David (Julann) E. McAnlis Jr.; daughters, Pam Gudel, Susan (Rex) Olson, Sharon (Dave) Huisman, Linda (Robert) Van Allen, Kim (Mike) Archambault, and adopted son and daughter, Richard and Charlene Van Allen; grandchildren, Jackson (Sierra) Gudel, Noah Gudel, James Gudel, Ryan (Cathy) Olson, Megan (DA) Eddy, Eric (Audrey) Olson, Chris (Stephanie) Huisman, Janine Huisman, Hannah (David) Walter, Heidi (Joseph) Van Yang, Shelly (Kurt) Van Allen, Michael (Asheena) Archambault, Katie (AJ) Trimble, Brigit McAnlis, Connor McAnlis, Finlay McAnlis, and Isabelle Van Allen; and great-grandchildren Rhylee, Luke, and Cody Gudel, Brendan and Emily Olson, Christopher and Joshua Eddy, Levin Olson, Matthew, Justin and Aaron Huisman, Tristan and Elena Walter, Josephine Van Yang, Madison, Benjamin, Abigail and Amy Archambault, and Wyatt Trimble.
The family will hold a private memorial celebration.