Donna was born and raised in Salem, Oregon the daughter of Frank & Mayme (Sovey) Atkinson. She came to Northwest College in the fall of 1962 and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in 1964, before transferring to the University of Washington.
On February 27, 1971 Donna married George Mull in Kirkland, Washington. George and Donna celebrated their 30th anniversary one month before her death on March 27, 2001. The couple had two sons, Jonathan and Stephen. Her son, Jonathan preceded her in death.
George and Donna lived in the Yakima Valley the last 10 years of her life, and specifically in Selah from 1993.
Donna loved travel, sewing, crafts and sending greeting cards that she had made to her friends and family. She enjoyed huckleberry picking, mushrooming and the coast. She enjoyed her family and friends and loved the Lord.