Donna J. Browning

Published 6:06 am Saturday, July 6, 2019

Donna J. Browning of Kill Devil Hills died in Nags Head, June 29, 2019, due to natural causes at the age of 75. She was born in Yonkers, New York, but spent most of her life in the Washington, D.C. area. She attended the University of Colorado, and married in Boulder, Colorado, before returning to the DC area.

She was passionate about education, women’s rights and civil rights and worked as a teacher and Federal Government employee. One of her greatest pleasures was spending time in the Outer Banks.

Survivors include daughters Laura Browning (Erik) of Arlington, Va. and Deborah Lesher (Joseph) of Portland, Oregon; brother Robert Simpson of Silver Spring, Md.; sister Joanne Simpson of Richmond, Va.; husband James Balesh; four grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Donna’s wishes for cremation will be honored and the family will hold a private memorial gathering at a future date.

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In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research in memory of Donna Simpson-Browning

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the online register at Gallop Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements.