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1924 – 2024

Donna Wiley Carpenter was born April 19, 1924, in Bakersfield, California. Like her husband, she reached the age of 100, then passed away soon after on May 11, 2024.

Soon after her birth, Donna was adopted by loving parents in Eagle Rock, California, a community of Los Angeles. She came into the Church of God (Seventh Day) after meeting and marrying Andy Carpenter. They were married in 1947, and Donna was baptized into Jesus Christ around that time.

In 1966, Andy and Donna helped establish the Ontario Church of God (Seventh Day). She was an active member, involved in children’s ministry, the women’s group, and various projects.

Donna was known for her hospitality — always ready to have people over to her home. She enjoyed writing poems and short articles about her walk with God. She was published in WAND magazine, as well as the Ontario church newsletter.

Andy passed away in 2012, but Donna was present for the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the Ontario church in 2016. She is survived by her son, Larry (Sandy) Carpenter, daughter Colleen O’Brien, daughter Gena (Mike) McKibbin, daughter Grace (Jim) Eggebeen, and son Paul (Georgia) Carpenter. She also leaves behind ten grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.