Donald Bert Baublits, 92, of Eatonville, Wash., died peacefully on June 3, 2019.
Don grew up in Las Animas, Colo., graduating from Las Animas High School in 1944. He later graduated from the University of Denver and went on to work as a postal inspector for the U.S. Postal Service for many years.
Don’s favorite pastimes were collecting anything and carpentry work. He loved estate/antique sales, building and remodeling.
Don moved to a 27-acre farm in Eatonville in 1962, raising his family in a small, quaint town where everyone looked out for each other. This is where roots were laid down for a close-knit family tradition that continues into the next generations.
He is survived by Mercedes ‘Dee’ Baublits and six children: Barbara (Dennis) Schatz, Beverly (Terry) Wilson, David Baublits, Dan (Sheila) Baublits, Tom (Barbara) Baublits, and Tracy Baublits, all of Eatonville, Wash. He also leaves behind a legacy of 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one grandchild.
There will be a private ceremony at the Baublits Memorial Park, on the Baublits Farm in Eatonville, Wash.