Sunday, May 27, 2007

Aunt who moved to Princeton/Potlatch area in 1954

Donna Germen was an aunt of Jason Kenneth Hamilton:

DONNA DELL OWNBEY GERMEN, formerly of Princeton, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, of cancer at her home in Roseburg, Ore. Donna was born to Billy and Nora Ownbey in 1942 at Belle Fourche, S.D., moving with her family to Idaho in 1954 to reside on Hatter Creek until her graduation from Potlatch High School in 1960. Donna moved to California to attend beautician school where she met and married Martin Germen. They had three children, Robin, born at Richmond, Calif., Reuben, born at Moscow; and Benjamin, born at Eugene, Ore.
While at Eugene, Donna earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in family therapy at Northwest Christian College and then obtained a certificate of substance abuse counseling from Oregon State University. Donna made her aspiration of becoming a drug and substance abuse counselor come true and worked in northern Idaho and Oregon. Donna is survived by Martin; her three children; seven grandchildren; one sister; and five brothers. Her parents preceded her in death. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Potlatch Cemetery.


  • Born 1942 Belle Fourche, SD
  • Died 11 Nov., 2001, Roseburg, OR
  • Father Billy Ownbey
  • Mother Nora Ownbey
  • Moved to Idaho 1954
  • Moved to CA & married Martin Germen
  • Daughter Robin, born Richmond, CA
  • Son Reuben, born Moscow, ID
  • Son Benjamin, born Eugene, OR

Strangely, she is not mentioned in the list of Potlatch Cemetery inscriptions which were updated in 2003.

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