Dona Jean Compton, age 77, of Vancouver, WA, died September 4, 2008, at Salmon Creek Legacy Hospitalin Vancouver, WA.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating. Interment will be in the Kadoka Cemetery.
Music will be provided by Syd Iwan with congregational hymns. Ushers will be Ted Vobr and Joe Stratton.
Dona Jean Perault and her twin brother, Donald (Bud) Dean Perault were born August 30, 1931, in New Underwood, SD, to Bert and Clarice (DeWeert) Perault.
She grew up four miles southeast of Conata, SD, on a ranch and attended school there until fifth grade. The family moved to the Stamford area after the Badlands Bombing Range relocated them. She attended Stamford School through eighth grade and graduated from Kadoka High School.
Dona attended SDSU at Brookings, SD, for two years to obtain a degree in secretary and business management. Dona then moved to Pierre, SD, and worked at the capital.
On December 30, 1952, she married Oscar Compton at Blunt, SD. Shortly after they moved to Pasco, WA. To this union, one son, Mitchell Corey Compton, was born in Kennewick, WA, on June 15, 1963.
They lived in Fountain Valley, CA, and in the Denver, CO, area prior making their final home at Vancouver, WA. She worked as a secretary for various companies during her career.
Survivors include one son, Mitchell Compton of Scottsdale, AZ; her twin brother, Donald (Bud) Perault and his wife, Valene, of Belvidere, SD; one niece, Dawn (Perault) Amstutz and her husband, Tim, of St Paul, MN; one nephew, Michael D. Perault and his wife Marlene of Belvidere, SD; and their children, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Dona was preceeded in death by her husband, Oscar on April 14, 2007; her parents Bert and Clarice Perault; one brother, Charles Perault.