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North Powder, Union County, Oregon

Zona Marie Pratt, 64, of Dayton Ore., and a former North Powder resident, died Monday, June 13, 2005, at Willamette Valley Medical Center.

Memorial Service will be held today, June 16, 1 p.m. at Church on the Hill, McMinnville, Ore., with Pastor Lon Eckdahl officiating. A private family burial will take place.

A potluck reception will follow the service at the Palmer Creek Lodge, 606 4th Street in Dayton.

Zona was born Jan. 1, 1941, at Klamath Falls to William Thomas and Mary Lucille Cutshall Taylor. She was the second daughter in a family of eight children. She came from a large family that was proud of their Native American Heritage and was a member of the Madesi Band of the Pit River Tribe. She was raised in North Powder, where she met and married Larry Pratt in 1957 in Haines. They were later divorced. In 1975, she moved to Dayton. She attended the Church on the Hill in McMinnville. The family said, “The joy she found in life was her children and grandchildren, and she came from a very strong and close-knit supportive family.” She loved music and played the piano and accordion by ear.

Survivors include her sons, Ken “Scott” Pratt of McMinnville, Jim Pratt of Melba, Idaho, Curtis Pratt of Dayton, Ray Pratt of McMinnville, and Shawn Pratt of Dayton; daughter, Crystal “Daunn” Harvel of Dayton; brothers, Gary Taylor of Lincoln City, Ore., Larry Taylor of Yamhill, Kenneth Taylor of Wells, Nev., Paul Taylor of Portland; sisters, Mae Cropp of Valdez, Alaska, Nina Cropp of Dayton and Pat Jarvis of LaPine; and 21 grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Henderson House in care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, 135 N. Evans, McMinnville, OR 97128, 503-472-6151.

Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, June, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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