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.
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Marilyn Nelson saysJune 9, 2022 at 10:05 am
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 !!
Renee Kindler saysJune 13, 2022 at 10:39 pm
Thank you for your kind words and remembrances. She very much enjoyed being a nurse.
Ruby and Ron Andridge saysJune 11, 2022 at 9:32 pm
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.
Renee Kindler saysJune 13, 2022 at 10:46 pm
Thank you for your kind words.
We love to be reminded of her adventures!
I will pass this note along to Herb also.