Dona L. Little Bonewell Stump, 78, of Mabton passed away Friday, March 6, 2009, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 30, 1930 in Granger to Arthur Ray and Bertha Isabelle (Tuttle) Little. She received her education in Granger, graduating with the class of 1948. She later attended nursing school with her mother and she was top of her class. She loved being able to help others in her career as a licensed nurse. She worked in various doctors' offices and nursing homes throughout the valley.

She enjoyed reading, dancing and fine foods. She was a member of the Grandview Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

She is survived by her children, Charles Chuck Bonewell (Sherry) of Como, Texas, Jon Bonewell (Rosa) of Mabton, Mike Bonewell (Terry) of Vancouver, Rick Bonewell (Rebecca) of St. George, Utah, Barbara Winmill (Steven) of Yakima and Frank Collier (Stacy) of Lacey; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild; two brothers, Wayne Little (Irene) of Tacoma and Loren Little (Judy) of Arizona; and one sister, Darlene Curtis (LeRoy) of Mabton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Bonewell, Richard Collier and Lester Stump.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2009, from 9 until 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sunnyside. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, with burial to follow at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.

Those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to Lower Valley Hospice or donor's choice. Those wishing to share their memories or sign Dona's on-line memorial book may do so at

Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside is in charge of arrangements.


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