Dana Suzanne Lee (Williams) was born June 3, 1960 in Reno, Nevada and died February 21, 2019 in Baker City, Oregon, where she had lived for the past 16 or so years. She graduated from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, Oregon, and lived in several places around Oregon and Idaho. She worked in Baker most recently at BiMart Pharmacy, and before that at Albertsons, Jackson's and Chaves.
She lived alone with her cat and dog but had many friends, especially Jason and Natalie Costello and their two boys, who she held close to her heart. Dana loved flowers, wild and garden, and often had large bouquets in her house. She loved to cook and bake, people especially liked her pumpkin rolls and crab cakes. She gave great birthday parties. She knew how to celebrate!
Dana was a cheerful, optimistic person who never gave up when faced with life's hurdles; she loved people and helped whenever she could. Her father once said, "She never knew a stranger." She was a tremendous help to her ailing mother over the past several years, although she was very sick, herself.
Dana was preparing to make a journey around the West to see the sights she had always marveled at but never got to see for herself- the Grand Canyon, the mighty redwoods, Yellowstone National Park. She had just sold her home and bought a 5th wheel trailer which she was readying for her grand adventure. Unfortunately, ill health took her on a different journey altogether.
Dana is survived by her mother, Patricia Rowe of Baker City; father, Lane Williams of Midvale, Idaho; sister, Karen Williams of Southport, North Carolina; brother, Steve Williams and wife Constance of Portland; and her two nieces, Irene Williams of Portland and Erica Williams Potter of Wales; along with three uncles, Jim Rowe of Washington; Bob Rowe of Twin Falls, Idaho; and a recently found uncle via DNA, Rod Ditman of Washington.
Dana is terribly missed and remembered with tremendous love...our girl, Dana.
In lieu of flowers the family recommends donations be made to the American Lung Association through Gray’s West & Company Pioneer Chapel at 1500 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814.