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Gervais, Donnie

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Baker City, Baker County, Oregon

Donnie Gervais, 74, of Baker City, died Feb. 19, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

At her request, cremation was held. Inurnment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Ms. Gervais was born on Nov. 21, 1930, at Elizabethton, Tenn., to Samuel and Myrtle White Cole. She came to Baker City from California and worked as a waitress in various restaurants in Baker City and for the Haines Steak House during the 1980s.

She loved to make handmade quilts, crochet and knit. She enjoyed her home and took pride in it. She was a very family-oriented person, who will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her daughter, Deborah Harris of Baker City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roy and Wanda Cole of Baker City, Howard and Mona Cole of California and Buford and Cledith Cole of Elizabethton, Tenn.; a sister, Wanda Byers of Baker City; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a daughter, Susan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Elizabeth Health Care Foundation through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Baker City, OR 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 25, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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