Chapel of the Chimes Mortuary

7924 North 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ


Viola E. Donahue

May 23, 1921March 11, 2020

Viola Elvie King, 98, of Sun City, passed away on March 11, 2020, in Sun City, Arizona. She was born on May 23, 1921 to the late Algia Vandal and Charlotte Effie (Krum) King in Glendale, Arizona. She lived 66 years with her loving husband, Earl Raymond Donahue. Viola grew up on a dairy farm and worked in agriculture, but her true passion was the work she did in health and wellness and the health food industry. She was a prayerful and faithful woman and an active member of the Lakeview United Methodist Church, where she made many friends and loved to serve. Viola was a lifelong learner, knowledgeable in plants and herbs, and had a keen talent for embroidery and sewing. She was a prize winning quilter and in recent years donated a quilt to the Peoria Community Center for display.

Viola is survived by her three children; Charlotte Conover, Rosella Christler and Orville Durden, 14 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren, younger brother Virgil King, loving care givers, Kathie and Roger Dupont, devoted friend, Ryan Farnsley and many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Earl Raymond Donahue, her son Earl Raymond Donahue Jr, and granddaughter, Erin Alisa Donahue, 4 sisters and a brother, along with many more cherished family and friends. She will be sorely missed and is lovingly remembered by her family and dear friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, March 21st, at the Lakeview United Methodist Church, 10298 West Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City. On line condolences can be left at www.chapelofthechimesmortuary.com.


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Viola E. Donahue

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William Ferris

March 26, 2020

What a great aunt. It was amazing how much I saw my grandma Vera in her. I also learned more about family than Expected. Thank you for your love for Jesus and family. Can’t wait to see you again

Daniel Durden

March 16, 2020

My children, wife and I are so happy for the time we spent last summer with Grandma/Great-Grandma Viola. She will be sorely missed.

M Mccarthey

March 15, 2020

Wished we could have written her life story. So many challenges and triumphs. Only known her for a moment, she left a lasting impression.

Tricia Toussaint

March 15, 2020

I met Viola thru Roger and Kathy, and helped with her care. I always thought, I want to be like her when I get old! Always smiling, never a compliant, looking things up in her herbal book so she could share the knowledge, and enjoying her word searches. She taught me alot and i taught her how to fold fitted sheets so they were square.😁 she said she had never figured that out. I will miss her gentle sweet ways. She will be truly missed, i think i will start to be more like her and not wait! Miss you Vi!

Terry Maxwell

March 15, 2020

Ruth and I are sure going to miss your beautiful smile and all your wonderful stories of the old days. It was always comforting knowing you lived next door and were always up for a visit. May you rest in peace our dear friend. We love you!
Terry and Ruth Maxwell