Donna E. [Willett] Childs

Mrs. Childs

Donna E. (Willett) Childs, age 65, of Gloversville, died with her family by her side on Monday, February 24, 2020, at Mountain Valley Hospice.

Donna was born March 4, 1954, in Bronx, NY. In 1968 the Willett Family moved to Patchogue, NY, where she graduated from Patchogue-Medford High School in 1972. Donna attended Fulton-Montgomery Community College and relocated to Fulton County permanently.

Donna was a homemaker, child-care provider, 4-H leader, Master Gardner, and friend to all who knew her. Her love of nature, family, camping, music, and the simple things in life, made her the beautiful individual she was.

Donna is survived by her husband, Jeffrey S. Childs, whom she married on September 19, 1976; her children, Orion S. Childs (Tara), Audrey E. Hichens (Alvin), Derek J. Childs (Tiffany); brother, Kevin D. Willett (Deborah); sister, Lori A. Trombley (David); grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Donna was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Lorraine Willett; brothers, Alan K. Willett and Steven J. Willett.

There are no calling hours per Donna’s request.

Interment will be at Ferndale Cemetery.

A celebration of life will take place for family and friends on Friday, February 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Concordia Club, 138 Concordia Club Road, Gloversville, NY 12078.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that memorial contributions be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Avenue, Gloversville, NY 12078.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath and Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville.

Online condolences may be made to the Childs family at

By Kerry Minor

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