Saturday, December 3, 2022

OBITUARY: Donna Jean Mortimer | Lost Coast Outpost

Donna Jean Mortimer, wife, mother and sister, passed away on November 3, 2022 at Providence St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka. She was 64.

She is survived by her husband, Tim Mortimer, her brother Buzzy, sister Becky, brother Allen, her favorite niece Heather and many more nieces and nephews, and friends.

Donna is preceded in death by her son Chris, brother Robin and her mother and father.

Donna was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital to Bob and Eleanor Lind. From a young age she aspired to be an actress and performed in high school plays. Donna was of the Christian faith and attended the Alamar Foursquare church in Santa Barbara where she met for bible class every Friday growing up.

Her mother passed when Donna was 13 and she moved to Sacramento to live with her father. When she eventually moved back to Southern California she was accompanied by her son. She loved being a mother to her only and late son, Christopher Michael Lind. He loved Humboldt County and encouraged her to move up North from Ventura County. She and her husband, Timothy Mortimer moved to McKinleyville in 2004. Donna managed apartment buildings and was her husbands bookkeeper for his plumbing business, Mortimer Plumbing for many years. Tim and Donna met in 1995 and were married for 27 years. She loved spending the holidays with her family and creating a festive atmosphere.

A fond memory of her husband’s was their love of watching classic black and white movies together. They loved each other immensely. Donna will also be remembered as a go-getter with a rebel spirit, as well as for her generous heart, love of animals, quick-wit and spontaneous personality. Donna really lived in the moment and enjoyed life!

Friends, family and others are invited to a simple service celebrating Donna Mortimer’s life will be held at the Trinidad Cemetery, located at 170 Stagecoach Rd, Trinidad, CA 95570 on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 11 a.m. The service will be conducted by Deacon John Gai.
Flowers, donations and condolences may be offered at the reception that is being held at 3068 Eagle Lane in Mckinleyville, CA 95519.

To contact Tim Mortimer, Donna’s husband, please call (805) 290-8747.


The obituary above was submitted on behalf of Donna Mortimer’s loved onesThe Lost Coast Outpost runs obituaries of Humboldt County residents at no charge. See guidelines here. Email

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