June 7, 1938 - December 20, 2017

Donna L. Ritz passed away peacefully December 20, 2017 in her home, surrounded by loving family. She was born June 7, 1938 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Chester and Dorothy Paasch. She graduated from Sacramento State University and went on to become an elementary school teacher. After being married and taking the last name of Ritz, she became known to her students as "Mrs. Crackers."

Donna became a born-again Christian at a very young age and is well-remembered for her singing and musical talents along with her generous ministries and hospitality.

After living in Sacramento, California for most of their married life, Lew and Donna moved to Shady Cove, Oregon in a beautiful log home on the Rogue River where they often enjoyed entertaining family and friends. She will be deeply missed by many.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 56 years, Lew Ritz; three beautiful daughters; seven grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.

All are welcome to her memorial service which will be held at 10 a.m. January 12, 2018 at Trail Christian Fellowship, 18881 Hwy. 62, Eagle Point, OR 97524.