Modesto Bee, Thursday, December 31, 1981; page B–2
Donna R Hoffmann
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:30 PM today in the Ceres Cemetery for Donna Rae Hoffmann, 41 who died Wednesday in her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Hoffmann, a native of Washington, had lived in Modesto since 1969 and was a physical therapist for Gould Medical Group.
She is survived by her husband, Derrill Hoffmann of Modesto; three sons, Richard, Jeffrey and Anthony, all of Modesto; two daughters, Connie Hoffman[n] of Ohio and Diana Hoffmann of Modesto. Two brothers and a sister.
Note 1, obituaries usually go to the lowest reporter on the totem pole, and their spelling isn't perfect. Daughter Connie has one N in her "Hoffmann"; I'm assuming it's a typo, but she may have shortened it when she moved to Ohio. You'll notice "Derrill" is an odd spelling of that name as well. Derrill is in Modesto in Ancestry.com's "Public Records" data base with that spelling, so it is at least consistent.
Note 2, the siblings are not named.
This is her:
California, Death Index, 1940-1997 Donna Rae Hoffmann Birth Date: 30 Mar 1940 Birth Place: Other Country Death Date: 30 Dec 1981 Death Place: Stanislaus Mother's Maiden Name: Franks Father's Surname: Bender
This is almost certainly her:
Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 Name: Donna Rae Bender Birth Date: 30 Mar 1940 Marriage Date: 3 Sep 1965 Marriage Location: Freeman, Cass, Missouri Marriage County: Bates Spouse Name: Derrill Ray Hoffmann
This is very probably her:
1940 United States Federal Census, Springdale, Stevens, Washington; Roll: T627_4364; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 33-65. Home in 1940: Springdale, Stevens, Washington Household Members: Name Age BP Floyd R Bender 22, Oregon head Edna E Bender 20 Washington wife Donna R Bender 0 Washington dau
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