Donna served three years of active Duty for the United States Navy. She was first stationed at the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Va in the Public Affairs office. She then went on to the Naval Air Station in Keflavik, Iceland where she met the love of her life Kenneth A. Ramsdell. After marrying in Keflavik, Iceland Donna and Kenny were stationed in Bermuda for the remainder of their time. Donna and Kenny moved back to Oklahoma shortly after, and made their home in Tahlequah. Together they raised two girls; Sara Payton and Jamie Hale and have four grandchildren, Kennedy and Krosley Payton and Jackson and Colten Hale. Donna is a proud veteran of the United States Navy and continues to extend the love for her country to her grandchildren.
Tahlequah Proudly honors Donna Ramsdell who served as a Seamen in the United States Navy from 1973-1976.