September 14, 2023
Wayne was born in Lewistown, MT. He was the second born son of Donald and Eileen Searby Doney, following his brother Alan Doney, the family moved to Butte, MT in 1951 and enlarged their family with one more son Gordon Doney, who preceded Wayne in death and three daughters, Barbara Doney Conavad and husband Pete Conavad, Kim Doney Boyle and husband Tom Boyle, and Jill Doney Clements and husband Rich Clements. Wayne married his wife Debbie Atkins Doney on March 30, 1974 and had two sons in Butte, Gordon Doney and Joe Doney. They moved to Green River, WY in 1979 where they had a daughter, Chanci Doney LeMay, who was born in Butte while visiting. Wayne and his wife raised two of their grandchildren Bradley Morrison, starting (at age 2&1/2), and Audrey Morrison (14 months). We were also blessed with three more wonderful granddaughters, Bella Doney, Krysta Doney, and Naomi Doney and another grandson, Jacob Doney, who preceded Wayne in death. Wayne worked from 1979 until 2014 for F.M.C. Trona Mine. After retiring in 2014 Wayne moved his family to Whitehall, MT. Wayne and Debbie's lives have been blessed by many nieces, nephews, sisters and brother-in-laws, cousins, aunts, uncles, mother-in-law (Bertie Hunt Grasser), and friends who were as close as family.
Services will be held at The Assembly of God Church 6 E. 1st St. Whitehall, MT, at noon on September 23rd with Pastor Bill Lanes officiating. There will be a potluck in the church after the service.