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Donald Lee Baxter

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Donald Lee Baxter

Othello, WA - Donald Lee Baxter, former resident of Monmouth Oregon, passed away at the age of 88 on July 10, 2018, in Othello, Washington. Donald was born on December 5, 1929 in Ainsworth Nebraska to Franklin and Esther Baxter. He was married to Barbara Ann Heineman on September 26, 1960 and they raised their 4 children in Independence Oregon, later moving to Monmouth.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin & Esther Baxter, his brother, Richard Baxter and his wife, Barbara A, Baxter.

He is survived by daughters, Kathryn (Bruce) Stuwe, of Monmouth, Oregon, Nancy (David) Fitts, of Othello, Washington, Dawn Wright, North Augusta, South Carolina and Steven (Khristina) Baxter, of San Antonio, Texas. brother, Keith Baxter and sister Wilma Henderson of Albany Oregon, sister Donna (Les) Yoder, of Lebanon Oregon., 12 grandchildren,16 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces & nephews.

Donald, or "Uncle Tubby" as his nieces and nephews called him, was an avid bowler, fisherman and golfer. He worked at the Boise Cascade Lumber mill in Independence Oregon for 31 years. He and his wife Barbara were well known at the bowling alley and when he wasn't bowling, you could find him at one of the local fishing holes, tinkering in his garage or having coffee at McDonalds. He liked to golf on weekends, and after retirement he would go golfing several times a week. Evenings would find him outside in the garage repairing bicycles that the local kids would bring by, as well as fixing up used bikes that he would sell, trade or sometimes just give away to someone who needed a bike. After the death of his wife, Donald moved to Othello, Washington where he was able to spend his remaining years near 5 of his grandchildren and 12 of his great-grandchildren.

Private family services will be planned later.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Aug. 12, 2018
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