Dona Susan Strait
Dona Susan Strait
  • March 12, 1932 - July 21, 2013
  • Winter Park, Florida

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Dona Susan (Dona Sue) Strait, 81, of Winter Park, Florida died on July 21, 2013.

She was born to the late Preston and Georgia Lee Haynes on March 12, 1932 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She attended College High School and Western Kentucky University.

She was a member of the Junior Service League of Winter Park and the Junior League of Orlando. She served as Regent of the William P. Duval Chapter and State Librarian of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the Founding Senior President and Senior State President, National Society, Children of the American Revolution. She was a member of the Winter Park Baptist Church. She was a member of the Winter Park Racquet Club. She bred and showed Maltese and Shih Tzu, including three Champions of Record of the American Kennel Club.

She was the wife of the late James L. Strait, Jr. of Winter Park. She is survived by her sons James Preston Smith, Harry Alfred Smith, Jr. (Margaret), Mark Haynes Smith (Scott E. Schwartz); James Lee Strait III, and three grandchildren, James Preston Smith, Jr.; Brittney Alexa Strait; and Halle Jean Smith.

Funeral services will take place Thursday, July 25th, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Winter Park, 1021 North New York Avenue. The family will receive friends at the church at 10:30 AM, with the Service beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Palm Cemetery, 1005 North New York Avenue Winter Park, Florida. A reception will follow interment at the First Baptist Church of Winter Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601.