Elizabeth "Betty" R. Donaldson

Elizabeth "Betty" R. Donaldson of Cedarburg, formerly of Port Washington and California, passed away Friday afternoon, March 7, 2008 at Lasata Care Center where she resided. She was 85.

A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on March 12 at the Lasata Care Center Chapel, W76 N677 Wauwatosa Road in Cedarburg. The Rev. Paul Leonard will officiate the service.

The family will receive visitors at the chapel on Wednesday, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., prior to the service. Betty will be laid to rest next to her husband in Pomona National Cemetery in Pomona, Calif.

The Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Betty was born May 8, 1922 in Irwin, Pa., the daughter of John Ralth Sr. and Ann (nee Hraback) Ralth.

She was united in marriage with John Donaldson. John preceded her in death in 1992.

Betty enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children John (Barbara) Donaldson of Cedarburg and Nancy McNeill of Phoenix, Ariz.; and her grandchildren Emily, John IV, Thomas, James, Margaret and David. She is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband John and her brother Jack Ralth.

Online condolences can be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.