Donna Winston was Opie's wife and the mother of his two children. She didn't trust SAMCRO after Opie served extensive jail time for the club. Donna and Opie went through a difficult time in their marriage and came close to separating but Donna had a change of heart after Opie was set up by ATF agent June Stahl to look like an informant. Inspired by the bad image of Opie's mom who separated from Piney and took Opie away, Donna resolved her feelings and seemed okay with Opie being a member of SAMCRO. However the turnaround comes too late as Clay falls for Agent Stahl's deception. When Clay Morrow ordered Tig to kill Opie in "The Sleep of Babies" episode, that night Donna went driving of in Opie's truck Tig thought it was Opie driving and shot Donna through the back of the truck. Opie only recently came aware of this after Tig confessed to him out of guilt. In response, Opie beat Tig and later held Stahl at gunpoint but showed mercy and let her live. But in Season three Opie Kills Stahl and says "This is what she felt". Donna's death also had an impact on Opie's marriage to Lyla as Lyla realized that Opie could not let go of his wife.