Donna May Feri

Donna May Feri

Donna May Feri of Eastsound, Orcas Island, Wash., died unexpectedly on Jan. 17, 2006 at her home. She was 78.

She was born Feb. 4, 1927, the daughter of Paul and Edith (Swardthout) Alexander in Seattle, Wash. At the age of 15, her parents moved to Orcas Island and for more than 60 years she lived and loved Orcas, and is considered an island pioneer.

In 1949, she married Edwin G. Feri and together they owned and operated the West Sound Store from 1968–1976. Donna worked for the San Juan Sanitation Department, handling the books and administrative duties for Orcas Island.

She loved to watch, study and feed birds in and around her house, especially looking forward to the humming birds. Donna enjoyed reading, fishing, gardening and tending to her flowers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Donna’s name to your favorite charity.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ed, in 2001.

Donna is survived by her son, Mike Feri of Bellingham, Wash.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Anacortes and the San Juans. Share memories of Donna and sign the online guest register at