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09/09/10 - NNHS Newsletter -
Donna Keranen Baber

Donna Sue Keranen Baber
(10 Dec 1935 - 04 Sept 2010)

Newport News High School Class of 1954

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
  There is even more sad news today.  
Donna Keranen Baber, the Head Cheerleader of 1954 as well as the Most Popular Girl in her class, sister of Joe Keranen, passed away in Hampton on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at the age of 74.

From the Daily Press - 09/09/10: 

                 Donna Keranen Baber


NEWPORT NEWS - Donna Keranen Baber, 74, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, in Hampton. She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 10, 1935.

Mrs. Baber, was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Hampton. She was a graduate of Newport News High School, Riverside Hospital School of Nursing and completed the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Norfolk General Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Bruce A. Baber; her sons, Joe, Jim, John and Jeff; and her brother, Joe Keranen.



Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may also be made by visiting View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from September 9 to September 10, 2010.   
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September 09, 2010

~ Eth-l Lee, Hampton, Virginia

September 09, 2010

Dear Al (and family),

Our most heartfelt condolences to you and family during this time of loss. June and I fondly remember Donna's strong hugs and bright smile during our times at Emmanuel, as well as your commitment and care for her.

God's peace, blessings and healing for you and your family.

Tom & June Howard

September 09, 2010

Dear Al and boys, I will never forget our good times with our ten kids. Now you will always be younger than me. I love you. Bill, Pat Castelow and family
~ Bill and Pat Castelow

September 09, 2010

Dear Al, Joe, Jim, John and Jeff,
We were sorry to hear of your loss but glad to know Donna's suffering has come to an end. We know Donna loved the Lord and now is rejoicing and completely healed. She was a good friend through nursing school, raising our children and enjoying family outings together. We will always have fond memories of our friendship.
May God bless you and give you His peace.

~ Bert and Jacque Fowler, Hampton, Virginia

September 09, 2010

Dear Al,
We have missed Donna (and Al-and-Donna) for some time and will continue to do so. Our thoughts are now particularly with you as we reminisce about the many enjoyable hours we shared with the two of you through the years. Knowing Donna has been a joy and pleasure and memory will keep that alive. As Kahlil Gibran wrote: "When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart, and you shall see that, in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
Grace and Mike Hines

~ Grace and Mike Hines

September 09, 2010


September 09, 2010



   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Donna's family and friends.

   This information is also recorded here: 

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Words by Henry W. Baker
Music by John B. Dykes

The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.
Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth;
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me;
And on His shoulder gently laid,
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

"The King of Love My Shepherd Is" midi (sequenced by Brian M. Ames, 1999, and extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of - 09/09/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 03/15/05

Flower Bar 22 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 03/31/10

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