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Lila Maxine Pratt Baye

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. They were married August 21, 2004, in Long Beach, CA. They were blessed by two wonderful years of marriage.

She is preceded in death by her husbands James Pratt and Edmund Baye; her parents; three brothers; and one sister.

She is survived by her daughter, Rita and son-in-law John Parenti; granddaughter, Ellen and her husband, Chris Foote, and their children, Ethan and Abigail Foote; grandson, Cade Parenti; three stepsons, Edmund, Jr., Robert and Richard Baye and their families.

She will be loved and missed by those whose lives she touched and who loved her.