Donna Palkowsky

1934 - 2008

Source:  River Cities Daily Tribune, 26 Aug 2008










Donna Palkowsky was a member of the Burnet County Genealogical Society, 1997-2008.  She served as Vice-President for 3 years, and President 1 year.  She participated in the World War II Oral History Project with the Society and interviewed many veterans.  She was awarded the Judah P. Benjamin Award by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for her outstanding contributions to the WWII project.  Donna's enthusiastic spirit and energy contributed greatly to the success of three seminars the Society held as fund-raisers for the Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet. 

Donna was also a member of the Burnet County Historical Commission,  an associate member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Adam R. Johnson Chapter 2498, of Burnet and a member and former officer of the Daughters of the Union Veterans, Clara Barton Tent #3, Kerrville, Texas. 

Donna was a true friend and we'll all miss her greatly.


Time passes.
Life happens.
Distance separates.
Children grow up.
Jobs come and go.
Love waxes and wanes.
Men don't do what they're supposed to do.
Hearts break.
Parents die.
Colleagues forget favors.
Careers end.


BUT - Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles are between you.

A girlfriend is never farther away than needing her.

When you have to walk that lonesome valley AND you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your life will be on the valley's rim,

cheering you on,
praying for you,
pulling for you,
intervening on your behalf,
and waiting with open arms at the valley's end.


Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you, or come in and carry you out.

Girlfriends,
daughters,
granddaughters ,
daughters-in-law,
sisters ,
sisters-in-law ,
mothers ,
grandmothers ,
aunties ,
nieces ,
cousins and
extended family

all bless our life. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead, nor did we know how much we would need each other.

   Every day, we need each other still.

...from an e-mail from Donna, Jan 2008







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