Diane Donoven

Diane Donoven, 64, of Kremlin, passed away of natural causes, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Billings Clinic.

Diane was born to Leslie and Mavis Madsen in Plentywood on Sept. 22, 1952. She moved around Montana with her family before finally settling in Hobson, where she graduated from high school in 1970. She met Barry Donoven at Eddie’s Corner near Hobson, where she worked as a bartender. The couple was married on Nov. 22, 1984, and moved to Kremlin, where she resided until her death.

Diane enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and shopping for and collecting antiques. She was a homemaker, and worked as a paraprofessional at Havre Public Schools for many years. Diane’s children and grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She was also a “second mother” to many of her children’s friends.

Preceding Diane in death is her mother, Mavis, in 1997, and her father, Leslie, in January 2017.

Diane is survived by her husband of 32 years, Barry Donoven of Kremlin; daughters September (George) Searles of Hamilton, Heidi and Tara Donoven of Billings; son Kyle (Kristin) Donoven of Havre; grandchildren Xian, Xander and Xachery Searles and Grayce Mavis Donoven; siblings Donna (Doug) Vladic of Billings, Dick (Becky) Madsen of Hawaii and Bill Madsen of Alaska; and many nieces, nephews and numerous other relatives.

A memorial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at First Lutheran Church, 303 Sixth Ave. in Havre. A luncheon will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Lung Association, St. Jude Children’s Hospital or your charity of preference.

Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary of Billings and Holland and Bonine of Havre are assisting with arrangements.



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