Donna Hundley |

Donna Hundley

Donna Ross Hundley died Aug. 14 at her daughter’s home. She was 82.

A celebration of life will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, at Seaman Lodge in Pioneer Park, on Nimrod Street in Nevada City.

She was born April 29, 1928, in Declo, Idaho, to Rex Ross and Ida Mae Kimball Ross. She grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyo., living in a log cabin her father built.

She moved to San Francisco, Calif., as a teen and attended Mission High School before embarking on a career as a secretary. She belonged to the Office Employees Union and worked for the Operating Engineers and Retail Clerks unions for close to 30 years.

Ms. Hundley worked as an executive secretary until retirement in 1993 from Gray Bar Electric.

She moved from the Bay Area to Grass Valley in 2001 to be close to her daughter and enjoy retirement in the foothills.

Ms. Hundley enjoyed playing cards and bingo at the Mountain Air Mobile Home Park and at Ponderosa Pines Park, where she made many friends. She also enjoyed hopping the bingo bus to Reno or Colusa on occasion over the years.

She loved animals, especially her little dog, Gina, and her cat, Lulu.

Ms. Hundley is survived by her sons, Kimball Samudio and Donald Lindstrom; daughter, Margo Meredith; brothers, Fred and Mike Cordini; grandchildren, Aaron Kenedi and Heidi Meredith, Nick and Mandy Samudio, Kristy Shaw, Marcus and Sarah Lindstrom; and great-grandson Nicolas Samudio.

Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of the Foothills, 11270 Rough and Ready Highway, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

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