SCARBOROUGH – Donella (Donna) Venora Miller Trout, born Oct. 19, 1925, to Alice and Donald Miller, passed away Aug. 2, 2005, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Donna was small in stature but had an enormous heart, and a willingness to help anyone who was in need. She treated everyone she knew with kindness, and respect, and was loved by all. She was born and raised in Milford and attended school in Old Town. Her family, including most of her aunts and uncles, moved to the Portland and Old Orchard areas to work in the shipyard in South Portland during World War II. Donna and her sister, Bernice “Bunny” first worked in the cafeteria, and then as weld cleaners on the ships. They were truly: “Rosie the Riveters” with their air hammers and chisels. Being so small, she was often sent to work in the most confined areas on the ship. While at the yard, she met her future husband Larry, a welder. They worked the same night shift, so they rode the bus home – he to Scarborough, and she to Old Orchard. When they had their first date, Larry was surprised to see what a petite lady Donna was, because she had always worn several shirts and two pairs of pants to keep warm during those winter nights she had to work outside. He also realized on that first date that she had a warm personality that would fill the largest of rooms. They married while still working in the yard. After the last ship was built, the couple bought a farm in West Scarborough where they raised their son, David, and a daughter, Robin. When they moved to Greenacres in Scarborough, Donna went to work at Humpty Dumpty, where she stayed for 25 years. After retirement, they wintered in Florida and summered in Scarborough – after 17 years they wanted to stay in Scarborough to be with family that now includes five grandchildren and great-grand-children. Donna enjoyed being with family, bowling on the “Forever Young League”, golfing, biking, walking the beaches, and long rides. She was predeceased by her parents, Alice and Donald Miller; her sisters, Bernice, Jeannie and Lorraine; and her brother, Richard. Donna is survived by her husband, Lawrence Trout of Scarborough; her son, David and his wife, Debbi Trout, of Westbrook; her daughter, Robin and her husband, John Coffin, of Freeport; her brothers, Albert Miller and his wife, Joyce, Matthew Miller and his wife, Lucille, all of Corinth, Thomas Miller of Old Orchard; and her sister-in-law, Beatrice Miller of Brewer; her granddaughters, Shari and her husband, Larry Cochran, and their children, Brittney, Grace, and Kenneth of Cumberland; Laurie Cochran and her husband, John Emery, of Yarmouth; Lisa Cochran and her daughter, Skyla, of Freeport; Amy and her husband, Eric Fuhrmann and their children, Shawn and Stephanie of Saco; and grandson, Jeffrey Trout of Old Orchard; several nieces, nephews, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews. Donna’s memory will always remain in the heart of anyone who knew her. Visiting hours will be 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Friday, at the Conroy-Tully Crawford South Portland Chapel, 1024 Broadway, South Portland, where a funeral will follow at 1 p.m. A committal service will take place 11 a.m. Sunday, at the Miller Family Burying Ground, Eddington.