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Donna Lee Kindler Malany June 20, 1934 - May 22, 2022

Donna Lee Malany departed this life Sunday, May 22, 2022, at home after an illness with  cancer. She was born June 20, 1934 to Dewitt “Clint” and Ruth Madron in Palisade, Nebraska. She was the eldest of six children. She graduated from McCook High School in 1952. Donna earned her RN degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1955. She was   then able to work as an airline stewardess for United Airlines. She spent many years as a  Registered Nurse in the operating and recovery rooms at both Denver General and St. Alphonsus R.M.C. in Boise until her retirement.

Donna was united in marriage to Warren Lee Kindler in McCook, Nebraska on October 10, 1957. They were blessed with one son, Gregory. They were founding members of  Amity  United Methodist church in Boise, Idaho. They were married for 28 years until his death in 1986.

On October 2, 1993, she married Herbert “Herb” Malany in Boise, Idaho and gained two  stepsons, Drew and Steve. Together Herb and Donna traveled many places. Some of   her  favorites adventures were the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania, Easter Island, the Galapagos  Islands, and many trips with their RV club. Herb even convinced her to go ziplining and     parasailing, once.    

She was a long time member of Eagle United Methodist Church. She enjoyed her Bible     studies, reading, and traveling. She delighted in time spent with her 6 grandchildren. They will miss her greatly.

Preceding her in death were her parents, DeWitt “Clint” and Ruth Madron; her husband, Warren Kindler in 1986; sister, Jane Svendsen; and  two brother-in-laws, Rudy Mieth and George Johnston.

Survivors include her husband, Herb Malany of Eagle, Idaho; her children Gregory  Kindler and wife, Renee of Draper, Utah; Drew Malany and wife, Susan of Helena, Montana, Steve Malany and wife Nellie, of Portland, Oregon; her beloved grandchildren, Christian Kindler of Draper, Utah, Morgan Malany and husband, Tyler Mortenson of Billings, Montana, Keegan Malany of Woodland, California, Clarie Malany of Eugene, Oregon, Max Malany of  Portland, Oregon, and Sam Malany of  Portland, Oregon; her siblings Marcia and husband, Ed Overton of McCook, Nebraska, James Madron of Colorado, William Madron and wife, Judi of McCook, Nebraska and Cynthia and husband, Kirk Sandman of Wauneta, Nebraska; brother-in-law Gene Svendsen of Lakewood, Colorado;  brother-in-law Ralph Malany and wife, Doris of Cincinnati, Ohio, sister-in-law Judy Penry and husband, Herb of Cincinnati, Ohio and sister-in-law Dawn Johnston of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and many nieces and nephews.

Private services were held June 4th, 2022 where Pastor John Grimsted officiated.  Friends may send condolences to the family at www.bowmanfuneral.com

 A Celebration of Life will be held July 9, 2022 at 11:00 am at Eagle United  Methodist Church  located at 651 N. Eagle Road,  Eagle, Idaho. Memorials may be given in her name to Eagle United Methodist Church in Eagle, Idaho.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held July 9, 2022 at 11:00 am at Eagle United  Methodist Church  located at 651 N. Eagle Road,  Eagle, Idaho. Memorials may be given in her name to Eagle United Methodist Church in Eagle, Idaho.

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    Marilyn Nelson says

    I am so sorry for you loss. I worked with Donna in the OR at St. Als for many years. She was a wonderful, caring nurse and friend. She was a mentor and enjoyed life to the fullest. I loved her smile !!

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      Renee Kindler says

      Thank you for your kind words and remembrances. She very much enjoyed being a nurse.
      Best,
      Renee Kindler

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    Ruby and Ron Andridge says

    We met Donna and Herb through the Bogus Basin Ski Club. We went on several ski trips and also went to China with them. Herb, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a bright shining star. Many blessings to the family.

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      Renee Kindler says

      Thank you for your kind words.
      We love to be reminded of her adventures!
      I will pass this note along to Herb also.
      Best,
      Renee Kindler

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