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Donna May Magnussen, 86

CLARKSBURG, Mass. — Donna May (Harris) Magnussen 86 passed away on March 6, 2023 with her children at her side.

Donna was born in Yatesboro, Penn. on August 26, 1936. She moved to Alaska with her family when she was young, attending High School in Palmer and the University of Alaska in Fairbanks.

She taught at Adams High and later at McCann's Technical High School, while living in Clarksburg for many years. Donna and her husband Roald (Mag) were owners of the Sunnyside Bar in Clarksburg for several years in the 1970's. She relocated to Houston in 1980 and after her husband passed in 1984 she went back to Alaska working for the phone company until she retired.

She is survived by her son John Magnussen of Readsboro, Vt. and daughter Sally Brown (Dale) of Rochester, WA. She also survived by her sister Wilda Boggs (Billie) of Alaska, grandchildren Christina Northall (David), Jason Brown (Heather), Crystal Spooner, and Ronin Romero- Magnussen (Jonah), great-grandchildren Rylee and Liam Northall and Cameron and Seth Spooner. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

There are no Funeral arrangements per Donna's wishes. A celebrationof life will be scheduled at a later date.

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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I never had Mrs. Magnusson as a teacher but she was a kind and thoughtful woman. Very sorry for the family's loss
from: Katherine Caffreyon: 03-25-2023

Donna was one of my teachers in the business program at Adams High in the 69’s and one of the best!

from: Mike Powerson: 03-21-2023

John and Sally and Families, Deeply Saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Donna taught me so much, she was my dear friend. I cherish memories of her, we had many good times together. You are in my prayers
from: Karen Mosson: 03-20-2023

John,Sally and family sorry to hear of your families loss. The loss of your mom is hard for all. May God help you through this time.
from: Colleen LaFranceon: 03-20-2023

John, please accept my deep sympathy on the passing of your mom. I only knew her briefly and she was quite sweet. I wish we had run into each other under happier circumstances. I hope you find comfort in knowing that you were a wonderful son to her.
from: Kim Heller Bissaillon on: 03-19-2023

I was a student of hers at Adams High School in the stenography class. Of all the teachers there, I loved her the best. Prayerss of peace and comfort at this time
from: Leslie LaPlanteon: 03-19-2023

John and Family, thoughts and prayers are with you with the passing of your mom.
from: Laura Bushika Tatroon: 03-17-2023

Dear John and family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of you mom.
Al & Robin
from: Robin J Bachandon: 03-17-2023

I was a student of hers at Adams Memorial in 1966. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all. May her memories become your treasures.
Prayers, Elaine (Emerson) Daniels
from: Elaine danielson: 03-17-2023

John, I'm very sorry to hear of your mom's passing.
from: Marc Gaudreau on: 03-17-2023

My sincere condolences to the family of Ms. Donna Magnussen. Mrs. Magnussen was my teacher at Adams Memorial High School in 1967. She was one of my favorite teachers. Mrs. Magnusson, may you resting peace.
from: Mary Jane Presnal Oon: 03-17-2023

Sally and John, So sorry for your loss many years have passed but always remember all of you.
from: Elaine Allegra Cannon: 03-16-2023

Sorry to read of Mrs. Magnussen’s passing. She was my teacher at Adams High during 67-68 and was a wonderful person. My condolences to the family.

Arlene Barrett Pero
Statesville, NC
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