Donna was born November 12, 1936, in Weldon, IA, to Ralph O. and A. Ardell (Robins) Boggs. Donna married James Louis Sage June 19, 1955, in Osceola Iowa. Donna and James lived for a short time in Long Beach California while James served in the U.S. Navy. Following discharge from the service the couple moved back to Iowa to live on the Southside of Des Moines, where they raised their family. Donna worked in retail at various places in Des Moines and retired in 2001. She continued to work part time at Fiserv until her death.