Donna was born February 25, 1961 in Hagerstown, Maryland to Don “Gus” and Jean (Clegg) Gustafson. She departed this life on July 11, 2013 in Oklahoma City at the age of 52 years 4 months and 16 days.
Donna started school in Arlington, Virginia. She moved to Pryor with her family and attended Lincoln Elementary. She then attended Pryor Junior High School and graduated from Pryor High School with the class of 1979. Donna started band in the sixth grade and in her high school years was in jazz band, choir and was the drum major her senior year. Donna excelled in her studies and was always a leader. She was employed for two years with the Pryor Police Department as a dispatcher. Donna moved to Tulsa and worked at Williams Company for a few years. She then moved, with her daughter, Elizabeth, to Cape Vincent, New York. Donna stayed in that area but then returned to Oklahoma City to be close to her daughter and three grandchildren. She attended the First United Methodist Church in Pryor and Christ United Methodist Church in Tulsa. Donna enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting. Being with her family especially her daughter and grandchildren, was very important to her.
Donna is survived by daughter Elizabeth Sutherland and husband Lance of Oklahoma City, three grandchildren Haley, Kloe and Logan, her parents Don “Gus” and Jean Gustafson of Pryor, Sister Debra Nett and husband Jeff of Stillwater, Brother Richard Gustafson and wife Liz of Tulsa, David Gustafson and wife Hope of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.