July 13, 1934 - Jan. 26, 2005

Donna May Hickerson, age 70, of Baker City died Jan. 26, 2005, at her residence. At Mrs. Hickerson's request, no services will be held.

Mrs. Hickerson was born July 13, 1934, in Bend, to Ira and Evelyn (Crowley) Pontius. She was raised in Mt. Vernon. Donna married Bill Hickerson in 1950, they later 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 and was a great canner. Her specialty was pickles and jellies.

She enjoyed playing cards with her neighbors and will be missed by all.

Donna is survived by her 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.; Echo and Javier Milanez of Boise, Idaho; special friend Alan Hickerson of John Day; friend and care giver Fern Shell of Spokane, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family suggests contributions to Baker County Hospice. Arrangements entrusted to Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR- 97845.

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