Donna K. Wallace

MOUNTAIN HOME, ARK. - Donna K. Wallace, 77, of Mountain Home, Ark., died March 23, 2021, at NHC in Lewisburg, Tenn.

Donna was born Dec. 14, 1943, in Carlisle, Penn., to Merl and Evelyn Sims. She met and married her husband, Gary, in 1962, and they were happily married for 52 years. Gary died in 2014.

She was a civil service employee with career status and worked at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C.; Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb.; and Nuclear Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Kings Bay Base, Ga.

She also worked for some years in nursing homes as assistant administrator and bookkeeper.

Along with her husband, Gary, they owned the town grocery store in Battle Creek for many years before moving to Texas.

She lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. She was very involved in all activities with her children and grandchildren. Her family was her everything.

She was an avid traveler and loved to take road trips with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially cruises. She loved to bowl, play slot machines, music and bingo with her friends at the Elks Lodge.

She is survived by her three children: a daughter, Debbie (Bobby) Kraemer of Spring Hill, Tenn.; a son, Gary Wallace Jr. of Olathe, Kan.; and a son, Lance (Belinda) Wallace of Jacksonville, Fla.

Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Teryn Kraemer, Danielle (Tobias) Pugsley, Ian (Carly) Kraemer, Zachary Wallace, Andrew Wallace, Tabitha (Joshua) Sondel, Jenna (Jordan) Blackwell Smith and Amanda (Antonio) Preister.

Additional survivors include 15 great- grandchildren: Madison, Connor, Devyn, Dylan, Ryman, Elijah, Landon, Deacon, Gavon, Hudson Gray, Palmer, Audrey, Ally, Jase and Ari.

Also surviving are her siblings: Greg (Becky) Sims, Kathy (David) Egan and Eldon (Janice) Sims; numerous nieces and nephews; and lifelong friends, Diana and Jodi Porter.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Gary; her parents, Merl and Evelyn Sims; a granddaughter, Allison Hodge; a great-grandson, Sammy Bell; and a lifelong friend, George Porter.