Donna King was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , on June 22, 1948 and moved with her parents to Tulsa a few months later. She graduated from Tulsa Memorial High School in 1966.
She attended the University of Oklahoma, where she met Edwin "Eddie" M. King on a blind date in their freshman year. They were married in June, 1970 in Muskogee, OK, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June, 2020, in Norman, OK.
After marriage they lived in Norfolk, Virginia, for three years while Eddie was in the U.S Navy. In 1973 they moved to Eddie's hometown Muskogee, Oklahoma, where they lived for 17 years. While in Muskogee, Donna was active in the League of Women Voters and served on the City Park Board and the City/County Planning Commission. She was the third generation of the King family to serve on city and county boards. In 1987 they moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where Dona worked at the University of Oklahoma as a Staff Assistant in the School of Chemical, Biological, and Materials Engineering, primarily with the Graduate Program. She retired from OU in 2019. During those 32 years, she was proud to have assisted over 350 graduate students to finish their masters and doctoral degrees. During the years in Norman they also had a small business coordinating short courses in surfactant science for several OU professors.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Dorothy Dona (Vaughn) Walker and General William "Bill" Walker.
Donna is survived by her husband, Eddie, and daughter and son-in-law, Laura Elise Reed and Daniel Reed.