Donna was born in Bremerton on July 20, 1940. She graduated from Central Kitsap High School in 1959 and attended Mountain View Bible College in Alberta, Canada. Donna married Larry Clayton Wandling on June 15, 1963. She worked as a bookkeeper for over forty years. Donna was blessed to be a part of both the Helm and Gillard families and she is survived by many brothers and sisters, who she loved very much.
She is also survived by her husband Larry, her sons Paul (Heather) and Daryl, her grandkids, Hannah and Jacob, and her parents, Lowell and Lora Lee Gillard.
Donna went to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 20, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Bremerton Church of the Nazarene on January 21st.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, we encourage you to send gifts to Children of the Nations (COTN) PO Box 3970 Silverdale WA 98383 and include "Donna Wandling Memorial" with the gift. To give online, visit www.cotni.org. This memorial will support COTN's International Christian Academy in Malawi, where Larry and Donna served in 2005 to establish the campus. Your gifts will support the construction of the Girl's Hostel, providing housing for the future women leaders in Malawi. For more info on the Malawi Academy, visit http://www.cotni.org/pages/international-christian-academy.