Memorial services for Donna Mae Westlake of Hay Springs, Ne are Friday May 28, 2021 at 10:00am at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Ne. An interment will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for the Hay Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Donations may be sent to the Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Donna Mae (Jackson) Westlake was born March 4, 1938 in Chadron, Ne to Walter and Rose (Chasek) Jackson. Donna passed away May 21, 2021.
Donna went to a small country school and later graduated from high school in Chadron, Ne.
On June 29, 1956 Donna married her love Harold Eugene Westlake, of 44 years and to this union two children were born, Sandra and Rick. Their strong love for farming led them to purchase a farm south west of Hay Springs where they spent their life doing what they loved together farming and ranching. Donna was hard working alongside her husband Harold (Swede or Gene) as he was known by neighbors until he was called to his heavenly home in 2001. She continued to live on the homeplace where she proceeded to farm and ranch including spending endless hours in the hay field in her beloved John Deere windrower.
Donna is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Jim) Abbott of Hay Springs, Ne, Son Rick (Leeann) Westlake of Hay Springs, Ne and brother Bill (Juanita) Jackson of Chadron, Ne; eight grandchild, ten great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and her parents Walter and Rose.