Born in Reno, NV on Sept. 16, 1882. In 1887 the Preble family moved to Berkeley, CA where Donna grew up and attended public schools. She began drawing at age four and later studied at the Partington School of Illustration in San Francisco. After her marriage to Edward Bailey in 1901, she lived in Hawaii until 1911. The Baileys then moved to San Diego where she lived in the scenic area of Point Loma and attended a local school there. After her divorce, she moved to Pasadena in 1921 and worked in the art departments of advertising agencies. In the early 1930s she wrote and illustrated two children's books on southern California Indians entitled,Tomar of Siba and Yamino Kwiti. She died in Vista, CA on June 20, 1979.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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