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Donna Mae (Ford) Fellers-Carrier

September 5, 1948 ~ November 18, 2021 (age 73)

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Donna Mae (Ford) Fellers-Carrier, 73 of Choteau, passed away November 18, 2021 at Benefis Hospital in Great Falls after a long battle with illness. eventually succumbed to the effects of Covid-19 Pneumonia. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home and a Celebration of Donna’s life will take place Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 1 o’clock pm at the Gorder-Jensen Funeral Home Chapel with a reception following at the Choteau Pavilion. Interment will take place at a later date in Choteau Cemetery where Donna’s remains will be laid to rest with the love of her life Walter “Sonny Boy” Carrier.

Donna was born September 5, 1948 in San Francisco, California to Melvin Arnold and Gertrude (Ostrum) Ford. Donna grew up in California and helped to raise her 8 siblings. Her favorite memories of being a child in California were sneaking into the neighboring fields and picking the fresh fruits and vegetables and taking them home. She loved to swim in the ocean and hang out on the California sand.

Donna’s mom moved their family to Montana by train. Donna fell in love with the mountains and eventually settled near the Rocky Mountain Front in Choteau. Donna was a strong woman, mother and friend. She was married several times thought her life and unfortunately was predeceased by all of her husbands. Although Donna had to deal with the tragedy of lost loves, she was gifted with wonderful children from each of her husbands that meant the world to her.

Family was Donna’s number one priority, she loved children. Her greatest achievement in life was raising her kids, grandkids and even her great-grandchild. She always had a full house; a warm meal and a safe place for anyone in need. Donna was a home maker first and foremost but she did work as a bartender and house keeper. Donna enjoyed playing scrabble, reading, playing on-line games, decorating her home, camping with family and listening to music. Although her real joy came from spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved to shower them with gifts and love.

Donna is survived by her children Robert “Robbie” Mathews, Tammy Mathews (Doug Leys), Earl “Sonny” (Rory) Fellers and Ashley Carrier, step-daughter Diane (Fellers) Nelson, her siblings Eugene Ford and Frank “Frankie” Ford (Diane Groce) , five grandchildren Jeremy Buckman, Nevada Buckman, Nikki Whetham (Chris Preputin) , Cynimon Mathews (Red Davison) and Colton Mathews as well as 4 great-grandchildren Joshua Hagen, Raylene Akins, Jaiden Gammell and Hayzleigh Davison, grand daughter-in-law Josie Moline and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and lifelong friends.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents Gertrude and Melvin Ford, her 1st husband Robert Mathews, 2nd husband Chuck Fellers, 3rd husband Walter “Sonny Boy” Carrier and her 4th husband Terry Hannesson. Two children Donald Mathews and Tommy Fellers, her granddaughter Rheannon Whetham, her grandson Trysten Fellers, great-granddaughter Arianna Hagen and her siblings Diane Carrier, Sylvia Stevens, Sonny Ford, Don Ford, Ronald Ford and Benny Ford.

In Lieu of flowers memorials in Donna’s name may be sent to the Trysten Fellers Memorial Scholarship Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Services

Celebration of Life
Saturday
December 4, 2021

1:00 PM
Gorder Jensen Funeral Home
23 Third Street NW
Choteau, Montana 59422

Reception
Saturday
December 4, 2021

1:45 PM
Choteau Pavilion
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Choteau, Montana 59422

Donations

Trysten Fellers Memorial Scholarship Fund
Augusta MT
Web: https://gofund.me/2ed38bca

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