Donna Elaine Egan Donahoo

21 October 1941 - 17 June 2021

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Donna Elaine Egan Donahoo

Friday Harbor, Washington - Donna Elaine Egan Donahoo left us on 17 June 2021. She passed away peacefully after a long and hard struggle with cancer. Donna was born on October 21, 1941 in Joliet, Illinois the daughter of Donald and Annabelle Reed Egan. She is survived by her husband Larry Donahoo, of Friday Harbor Washington; sister Shan Egan of Foster City, California and her brother Thomas Egan of Spokane, Washington and many loving nieces and nephews.

Donna graduated from Pasco high school and received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington State College and later a Master's degree from Bank Street College in New York City. She then participated in the Bank Street Day Care Consultation Service and traveled all over the USA gathering material for a book she and two other members wrote.

Donna had a unquenchable appetite for travel and spent her life in other parts of the world. She started her travels with a University year abroad in Denmark and after graduation taught in Birmingham, England. From Birmingham, Donna moved on to Beirut, Lebanon to live and teach in the American Community School of Beirut. She continued to teach in Beirut until the civil war made it impossible to live in Lebanon and she moved to New York City to attend Bank Street College. Donna later went to teach and live in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia where she and Larry met. They were married in 1987 on the Island of Cyprus and lived in a village home she bought and renovated while working in Saudi Arabia. Larry and Donna then spent the next 10 years in Saudi Arabia with ARAMCO with posting to Pasadena and San Francisco California. They retired and moved to Friday Harbor, Washington in 1996.

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