Dolores Eaton 1930 – 2020

ORIENT, SD – Dolores A. Eaton, 90 years and 7 days, of Orient, passed away suddenly Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Faulkton Area Medical Center.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Orient, with Father Christopher Hughes presiding. Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery. A wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020 at the church.
Dolores Ann Eaton was born January 3, 1930 to Joseph and Josephine (Speck) Baloun in Highmore, SD, and she resided in Faulk County the majority of her life.
Dolores was united in marriage to Otho Eaton on August 24, 1948. From this union eight children were born Danny Joe, Anita, Nancy, Debra, Paul, Lynette, Jodene and Russel. She had many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. In addition to raising her children, Dolores worked at the John P. Shirk Nursing Home, now known as Faulkton Senior Living, for nine plus years and enjoyed every moment of this opportunity in her life.
Dolores had many hobbies. She loved to knit and crochet and was a fantastic bread maker. She was an avid birdwatcher and fed thousands. She was a devoted patron of St. Joseph’s Church in Orient. Upon its closing, she began attending St. Liborius Church in Polo. She was also active in altar society for many years. Throughout her life her faith in God was a mainstay and was shown by her generosity and sincere caring for anyone who was needing comfort.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son in infancy, Danny Joe; her brother, Donald Baloun; two sisters, Berneice Aesoph and Lorene Wainright; as well as her husband.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton has been entrusted with Dolores’ arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)