February 28, 1954 ~ September 8, 2018

Born in: Spartanburg, SC,
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

Donna Ruth Smith Stees, 64, of Hendersonville, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018. A native of Spartanburg, SC, Donna was a daughter of the late Elmer Lamar and Mary Louise Prince Smith. Mrs. Stees proudly served her country in the U.S. Army. She retired from the Department of Defense as an IT specialist. She is survived by her husband, Bruce E. Stees; daughter, Amanda Elkins; step-sons, Brent Stees and Kevin Stees; and grandchildren, Morgan Elkins, Dean Elkins, Thomas Stees, Taylor Stees, Colin Stees, and Isabella Stees. Groce Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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  1. She was one of the happiest and most helping person that always shown a pretty smile and made everyone else smile. What a great example for others to follow. This world was better off because of her.she will be missed and sorry for my best friends loss of best friend and wife. Love from the Simpson’s family rest in peace.

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  2. Please accept my sincere condolences! I worked with Donna for a number of years at Fort Bragg…she was very good with people, and the entire office was better off for having had her there.

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  3. Bruce & Family

    You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Bruce, your beautiful wife will always be with you in spirit and in your heart.

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  4. I had the privilege and honor to have worked with Donna in the G6 at SWCS. She always made it pleasant to come to work. She is one 9f the most artistic people I have ever met. She was an Angel on earth. In Heaven she eill be the Guardian Angel for many. Rest in Peace Donna. Bruce and Family know she is always at your side.

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  5. Donna and I grew up together and were friends from first through twelfth grades. We had some good times. We went our separate ways,but reconnected on Facebook. Donna was a good person. This hurts my heart. The family is in my prayers.

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  6. I’ve known Donna since she was all of 3 years old. She was the sweetest little girl. Loved seeing all her crafty talents on facebook. One thing for sure she is with her Mom & Dad and Gramma and that gives me a great feeling because she loved them dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been left behind. Just know that her spirit will be with you always.

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  7. I met Donna through one of her friends, Mary. Donna and I took several painting classes together at The Painted Petal in Sanford before she moved west. I always enjoyed her Facebook posts about her quilts and her kitties. I sure will miss her!! Prayers of comfort for her family!!

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  8. Donna was one of the happiest and most positive people I’ve ever met. She was so talented and encouraging. Everyone at USAJFKSWCS was drawn to her joyful spirit and infectious smile. My prayers are with Amanda and Bruce.

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  9. I the pleasure and honor of working with Donna at SWCS. She was a wonderful coworker and friend. The decorating challenges and rum balls always put our office in the forefront of the competition. She was an awesome person inside and out. She will be missed. Prays for Bruce and Amanda.

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  10. Bruce, we are so sorry to hear of Donna’s passing. We wish you all the best as you adapt to a very difficult change in your life. She will be missed, as will you as you move to your new home with family. Please keep the great memories of Donna close to your heart.

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