Donna Lutz Bayard

Published 3:46 pm Monday, March 28, 2016

Donna Lutz Bayard entered into eternal rest on March 9, 2016 following a brief illness.

She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Donna was born in Chicago, Ill. on June 12, 1930, growing up in Park Ridge, Ill. She attended Maine High School and worked for Northern Trust Bank. Donna married Walter L. Bayard, MD, a widower with two young sons, on February 16, 1953.

In 1962, they made the decision to move from Park Ridge to Tryon, N.C., a wonderful place to raise their family of five sons and one daughter. She was devoted to her children, spending the time teaching them the lessons and values necessary for success in life. Donna was also heavily involved in all of their activities, whether it be school, sports, horseback riding or family vacations.

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She was a passionate craftswoman, actively involved in machine knitting and quilting for many years. Donna loved animals and for many years raised miniature schnauzers. She was also a volunteer at the Church of the Holy Cross in Tryon where her husband, Walter served on the vestry.

Donna spent her later years in Winston-Salem, N.C., close to her youngest son, Andy and his family.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Baker Bayard in 1993 and her husband, Walter Bayard in 2001. Surviving are four sons and a daughter, W. John Bayard, MD and his wife Ruth of Sullivan’s Island, S.C., Peter Bayard and his wife Sine, of Copenhagen, Denmark, Jeffery Bayard and his wife, Lisa of Richmond, Va., Andy Bayard and his wife Lori of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Mitzi Bayard Campanelli and her husband Tom of Houston, Texas; and grandchildren Amanda, Katherine, Bailey Ann, Blake, Andrew, Zachary, Lindsey and Noah.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to The Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem, N.C. ( A memorial service will take place at a later date. We love you Cookie.

Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home in Advance is in charge of arrangements.

Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
Advance, N.C.