Donia M. Pitts, age 91, of Colton, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at her home. Funeral services were at 2:00 PM Monday, August 19, 2019 at First Reformed Church in Colton. Visitation was from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Sunday at the church.
Donia was born on August 4, 1928 in Burleson County, Texas to John and Nettie (Lawrence) Lewis. She moved to Colton at the age of 15 to live with her aunt Katie and attended Colton High School. She married Robert Pitts on August 10, 1946, in Flagstaff, Arizona. They moved to Sioux Falls in 1949 and finally settled in Colton in 1951. Donia worked at McKennan Hospital and Dow Rummel as a nurse aid. She also provided daycare for many years. Robert passed away on May 16, 2017. Donia was a very devoted Christian her entire life and was always a very active member of the church.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Mary (Dave) Cuzick, Spring Valley, CA, Lonnie (Connie) Pitts, Sioux Falls, Richard (Sue) Pitts, Colton, Carol (Ken) Foster, Colton, Lawrence “Larry” (Shirley) Pitts, Garretson, Phillis Morris (Brian), Sioux Falls, and Annette (Tim) Luke, Sioux Falls; nineteen grandchildren; twenty five great-grandchildren; brother, Darol Lewis; special cousins, Martha Pitts and Lurlene Runyan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Donia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; son, Steve; sister, Delores; brother, George and special cousin, Edward.