Columbiana – Indra Dukats born in Salem 22 January 51 to Fritz and Irma Dukats of Columbiana passed away at her Shangri-Log Cabin in Damasus. She was a 1969 graduate of Columbiana High School.
After a grueling seven year battle with cancer she went to be with her beloved mother who preceded her in death. Indra was constantly upbeat and smiling no matter how bad the news, always hoping for a reprieve from a vicious sentence. She gave 100% of herself to family and cherished friends.
She loved football, Nascar, country music and dancing.
She leaves behind father Fritz of Columbiana, daughter Britt Ortega and grandsons Mark and Adam of East Palestine, brothers Aivars (Donna) Dukats of East Palestine, Ed (Lori) Dukats of Denver, N.C., Ray of Columbiana and many cherished nieces and nephews.
An active member of Tri-County Vans, she will be greatly missed by good friends Cheree Smith and Linda McDonald who spent many hours caring for her during her last month.
A very special thank you to Bill Ripley who spent the last month caring for Indra’s every need.
She donated her body to the Cleveland Clinic for Cancer Research, generous and thinking of others even in death.
No funeral services are planned.
Donations in her name to Breast Cancer Research will be humbly appreciated.