Born: July 7, 1931
Death: August 9, 2014

Donna K. Pipes-Koledo, age 83 of Gowen, passed away unexpectedly from accidental injuries on Saturday, August 9, 2014. She was preceded in death by husbands Barney Pipes and James Koledo; her parents Fred & Addie Dalstra and brother Edward. She is survived by sisters Jean (Joe) Jordan, Rosie (Paul) Burch; many nieces and nephews and her faithful companion, her dog, Willow. Donna graduated from Lowell High School in 1949. She was very involved with the Kent and Greenville Garden Clubs; a member of the Per Gradus Club in Greenville; regularly visited Judge’s Symposiums; an accredited master judge for both horticulture and design; a life member of the Michigan and National Garden Clubs; past president of the West Michigan Flower Arrangers Guild; a director of the Michigan District IV Flower Show; and Chairman for the Kent Garden Club’s 100th Anniversary display at the Grand Rapids Public Museum in 2013. A memorial service will be held at Frederik Meijer Gardens in the Garden room, Friday, August 15th at 2:00 p.m. Donna’s family will receive friends at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 or the Garden Club of your choice.

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