Clara Donat
Clara Donat

Obituary of Clara Mae Donat

Clara (Butricks) Donat was born May 22, 1928 in Huntington, West Virginia and went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2019.  When Clara was quite young, her family moved to Ohio, where she attended schools, graduating from Proctorville High School in May 1946.  Clara went to work for the Huntington Businessmen’s Association Credit Bureau.  She worked there for 3 ½ years.  While working there she met Al Donat and they were married in September 1949.  They had three children Jim, Linda and Alan.  They moved to Glendale, California, Oregon and finally to Stevenson, Washington.  Each time they moved, they found a church home.  Clara played piano everywhere they lived.  She has been a member of First Baptist Church, now River Christian Church.  She has been active in church, Rock Cove where she did music for 8-10 years, and both Senior Centers, Stevenson and North Bonneville.  Clara was preceded in death by her husband Al, daughter Linda and four brothers.  She is survived by sons Jim and his wife Linda of Albany, Oregon and Alan of Carson, Washington; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two great, great grandchildren; lots of nieces and nephews; a host of great friends; and a wonderful church family.  A celebration of her life will be held at River Christian Church on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2 p.m.  Contributions may be made to River Christian Church and Heart of Hospice in lieu of flowers.