July 7, 1928-Aug. 6, 2006
by: Contributed Photo, Toni Baldwin

Former Gresham resident Antoinette 'Toni' Cherie Baldwin, 78, died Sunday, Aug. 6, in Portland. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Gresham Funeral Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Toni was born July 7, 1928, in Portland to Anthony and Zelda (Quincy) Ella. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1946.

Toni married William Lee Davies in 1947. They later divorced.

Toni married Ronald Baldwin on June 16, 1957, in Reno, Nev.

Toni worked as a bookkeeper for Jeff Baldwin Auto Sales until the time of her death. She and Ronald raised cattle and traveled until he preceded her in death on March 30, 1988.

Toni enjoyed gardening and wanted people to plant flowers in her memory. She also loved to celebrate July 4 with family.

Survivors include her daughter, Suzette Wright, of Salt Lake City; sons, William Davies of Happy Valley and Ronald Baldwin on Gresham; stepdaughter, Linda Rigutto of Hillsboro; stepsons, Jeffrey Baldwin of Sandy and Christopher Baldwin of Portland; sister, Darlene Granger of St. Helens; 16 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Disabled American Veteran Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

Gresham Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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