Lila Maxine Pratt Baye passed away December 18, 2007, in Lakewood, CA.
She was born October 19, 1915, to Clarence and Effie (Gibson) Keyser in Shenandoah, IA. She was raised at the family ranch on Ash Creek, SD. Lila attended grade school there and high school in Philip, SD.
Lila married James Pratt in Madelia, MN, January 5, 1936. The couple moved to Long Beach, CA, in 1940. They were parents to one daughter, Rita Kathryn, born October 13, 1949.
Many years after her husband passed away, she was reunited with her childhood sweetheart, Edmund Baye.