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Miles, Donna G. – Obituary

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Donna G. Miles, 75, of Baker City, died Nov. 27, 2005.

At her request, she was cremated. There will be a memorial gathering at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at her home at 850 Park St.

Donna was born on May 31, 1930, at Baker City to Herbert and Elaine Miles. She was a 1948 Baker High School graduate and furthered her education at Whitman College at Walla Walla, Wash., receiving her bachelor’s of arts degree in English literature in 1952.

After graduation, she moved to California where she lived for 52 years. She spent the last 32 years at Alameda, Calif. She worked for Industrial Indemnity at San Francisco in human resources. She returned to Baker City in April of 2004. She loved all of her family and friends.

Survivors include nephews, William (Pat Smiley) Miles of Easton, Pa.; Kevin (Sharon) Miles of Nottingham, Pa., David Miles and Luis Alvarado of Oakland, Calif.; her dear cousins, Mary Ellen, Judy, Deanna/Marlena, Camille, Janine, Dennis, and Barbara; surrogate nieces, Maggie, Katie and Mollie; stepbrother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Madelyn Olsen of Baker City and their family; best friends, Mary Jo and Pleas Brown of Baker City; three grandnephews; and other friends too numerous to list.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bob; and her parents, Herb and Elaine Miles.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sumpter Valley Railroad Restoration, the Blue Mountain Humane Society or to a charity of one’s choice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 2, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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