Donna Gail (Stubblefield) Light


Donna Gail (Stubblefield) Light
Donna Gail (Stubblefield) Light

Donna Light of Amarillo, TX passed away on March 28, 2022, at the age of 87.

A private family burial was conducted by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Donna was born in McLean, TX on January 9, 1935, to Evelyn (Cline) and Earl Stubblefield.  She was the oldest of 4 children.

Born and raised in McLean, TX, Donna went on to West Texas State where she met Don Light, her husband of 54 years.

From 1954 -1968, she resided in Ralls, Stinnett, and Friona while Don was a high school football coach.  She lived in Amarillo and Lake Tanglewood for the remainder of her life.

Donna was the mother of 2 daughters, Devonn Thomas and Diane Longcor.

Donna loved camping and trout fishing in Colorado on the Conejos River with her family and also enjoyed traveling with family and friends.  The thing she loved the most was spoiling her 4 grandchildren.

Special memories were made taking multiple trips to Disney World, a trip to Hawaii, and a Caribbean Cruise with all her kids and grandkids.  She also enjoyed numerous golf trips with wonderful friends George and Betty Carroll, and Bill and June Day.

She served on the board of Lake Tanglewood Community Church, the Women’s Golf Association of Lake Tanglewood, and was pianist for the Lake Tanglewood children’s choir.

Donna delighted in planning activities with a theme, especially dinner and birthday parties. She took great pride in her Christmas decorating and especially loved her Christmas trees.  She often wore crazy and unique hats and always had a tissue to spare.

Donna will be remembered as a loving Mama and Grandma.  She also had a special place in her heart for her sons-in-law, Danny and Craig. Donna referred to them as “her boys” and always treated them with a mother’s love.

Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Don Burson Light (2008), her parents, and 3 siblings.

She is survived by daughters, Devonn Thomas and husband Danny of Amarillo, and Diane Longcor and husband Craig of Galveston;  4 grandchildren, Terry Thomas and wife Trissa of Amarillo, Tori Bonner and husband Chris of Bushland, Kimberly Grantham and husband Mark of Cedar Park, and Josh Longcor and wife Claire of Houston; and 11 great-grandchildren, Keevan Thomas and wife Bentley and Kaleb Thomas; Landry and Ansley Bonner; Chloe, Mackenzie, and Fletcher Grantham; Connor, Jackson, and Austin Longcor.

Thank You to the staff at Brookdale Sleepy Hollow memory care for their excellent care and making her last year’s happy.  Thank you too to Encompass Health-Hospice for their thoughtful care and support.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.

One Reply to “Donna Gail (Stubblefield) Light”

  1. So sorry to hear about Donna’s passing. Prayers and comfort to Devonn and the rest of the family. The Lights were great neighbors to my parents.

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