Elena Akhmylovskaia - Donaldson

February 11, 1957November 18, 2012

Elena Akhmylovskaia - Donaldson was born on February 11, 1957 and passed away on November 18, 2012 in Kirkland, WA.


Elena Akhmylovskaia - Donaldson

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November 25, 2012

Elena was a great and passionate teacher.
Our deepest condolences.

Alison, Max, Alicia and Conner Murowchick

Marc, Mara, and Noelle Kramer

November 22, 2012

With her commitment and countless hours devoted to educating children, Elena's life was too brief. We will always be grateful for the time we did have with her. Somewhere in the Seattle area there is a chess class being held, a direct result of Elena's 20-some years of dedication teaching chess to school children. Elena chose to teach in deference to a career as a world chess champion, this was her commitment, and it took countless hours of her time. Her life will be honored every time one of her students (or a former opponent) recall a lesson taught by Elena.

November 21, 2012

We had a privilege to know you, Elena. Our deep condolences to Georgy, Dana and Nick - Natasha and Kostya Setiaev, Lynnwood, WA

Hurley Chris

November 21, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Elena was such a very nice person.


Jane, George, Chris, and Regan Hurley

November 21, 2012

Elena, we will miss you forever. You were so special in every way. You touched so many souls and taught so many children how to be better persons via learning how to play chess. You were a devoted mother to your children and remarkable wife to your husband. Our deepest condolences to your family you loved so much. Scott and Anna Slifer

Russell Miller

November 20, 2012

So sorry for the loss by your family. Much to soon. The chess community will miss you.
Russell Miller, Vancouver WA

Cathy Lehmann

November 19, 2012

Thank you Elena. You changed the lives of all of our children, but most of all you changed Spencer's life. He was so young when you met but still you believed in him and nurtured his dream. Spencer will forever carry all that you taught him, and all that you gave him, in his heart. We are honored that you shared your life with us. All of our thoughts and prayers are with Georgi, Nicholas and Donna. We will miss you so very much. Spencer, Matthew, Colin, Riley, Tom and Cathy Lehmann