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Donna Jo Baize

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Donna Jo Baize passed away July 7, 2013, in Ashland, Ore. Donna was born Donna Jo Pratt December 26, 1925, in Wallowa County in northeastern Oregon. She was the daughter of Owen Charles Pratt and Maude Matilda Pratt.


On May 12, 1955, she married Richard Hewell (Dick) Baize, in Yuba City, Calif. He preceded her in death in 1988. Her daughter, Lonna Fay Bramhall, preceded her in death on March 24, 2013. She is survived by her son, Richard Owen Baize, of Ashland.


Donna was a tremendous cook, and was employed as a cook at Ashland Community Hospital for nearly 20 years. She also loved to knit, and made many sets of baby layettes for Providence Hospital.

Donna, or "Mamo" , as her family knew her, had two granddaughters; many step-grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of the Christian Church of Ashland at 318 B St. A memorial service will be held there at 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013.

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