Donna Lorice Boyette Bumgarner, 68, of Hildebran, passed away Wednesday April 17, 2024, at Frye Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mrs. Bumgarner was born on October 10, 1955, in Catawba County to the late William Boyette, Jr. and Mary Hudson Boyette. She was employed as an administrative assistant with Catawba Valley Duplicating and was a member of Dudley Shoals Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Cecil Paul Boyette; and her husband of 47 years, Kenneth Bumgarner who passed away on the same date.

Survivors include her children, Aaron Bumgarner and wife Heather of Richmond, VA and Abby Bumgarner of Paradis, LA; her brother, Gary Boyette and wife Ann of Tampa, FL and Karen Lail and husband Randy of Hickory, NC; and her grandchildren, Charlotte Bumgarner, Wyatt Michaud and Hunter Michaud.

A Graveside Service will be held at Dudley Shoals Baptist Cemetery on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 2:00 pm.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Mackie Funeral Service in Granite Falls.

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Mackie Funeral Service & Cremations of Granite Falls is serving the family.