Donna Marie Westcott Baugh

Published 8:01 pm Monday, May 8, 2017

Donna Marie Westcott Baugh, 64, was called home to her Saviour Jesus on Saturday, May 6, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer.  Her beloved family was present at her bedside.  

Born in Chicago, Ill., Donna was the daughter of Marie Evers Westcott and the late Horace Dean Westcott.  

A proud Navy wife of 34 years, she is survived by her husband of 40 years, Rear Admiral Dale E. Baugh (USN, ret.); her daughter, Charlee Erica-Marie Eaves, and her husband, Pierson, and grandson, Bragen Eric-Bernard Eaves; her sister, Coleen Goodwin and her husband, Howard; sister-in-law, Beth Morris and her husband, George; and a host of extended family and friends, including her precious pups, Coda and Bandit.

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Donna will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family, her friends, and her church family at Hope Presbyterian Church, where her ministries included greeting and connecting people to the church.  She shared her gifts of hospitality and loving kindness to all she met.  She served her husband and country as a loving Navy wife; she was always there when he was deployed on a journey, and held down the homefront until he returned from a mission.  To her daughter, Charlee, she was a precious mother and best friend.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Wednesday, May 10, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Hope Presbyterian Church.  A committal service will be held 9 a.m., Thursday, at Albert G. Horton Jr. Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Suffolk.  At 2 p.m., Saturday, May 13, a celebration of Donna’s life will be held at Hope Presbyterian Church with the Rev. George Boomer officiating.  

The family expresses special thanks to Tidewater Cancer Specialists for the professional and loving care given to Donna during her illness.  Flowers may be sent to Hope Presbyterian Church, Smithfield.  Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (PO Box 204, Norwood, NJ) or to Hope Presbyterian Church, 13490 Benn’s Church Blvd., Smithfield, VA  23430.
Service arrangements are in the care of Colonial Funeral Home, 14214 Carrollton Blvd. Carrollton.  Family and friends are encouraged to share condolences and remembrances at