Donna May Hickerson, 70, of Baker City died Jan. 26, 2005, at her home.
At Donna’s request, there will be no service.
Donna May Hickerson was born on July 13, 1934, at Bend to Ira and Evelyn Crowley Pontius. She was raised at Mount Vernon. Donna married Bill Hickerson in 1950; they divorced in 1962.
She was an excellent cook and worked in various restaurants in John Day and Baker City. At one time she ran the Geiser Grand Restaurant.
Donna loved to cook for her family. She was a great canner. Her specialties were pickles and jellies. She enjoyed playing cards with her neighbors, and will be missed by all.
Survivors include five children and their spouses, Laurel and Alfred Johnson of Redmond, Keith and Barbara Hickerson of Colorado Springs, Colo., Billy and Lori Hickerson of Canyon City, Cindy Hickerson of Vallejo, Calif., and Echo and Javier Milanez of Boise; her special friend, Alan Hickerson of John Day; her friend and caregiver, Fern Shell of Spokane, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggest memorial contributions to Pathway Hospice through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, February 3, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor