Donna Lynn Chesser, 65, of Amarillo, TX passed away on January 23, 2021.
Graveside services will be at 4:00 P.M., Friday, January 29, 2021, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 14200 Texas Plains Trl, I-27, Amarillo, Tx 79119 (Southwest back corner of the grounds), with Matt Johnson officiating. Masks are required. We are asking all military and veterans to wear their uniforms if possible.
Thank you all for your prayers. It has been a battle as Donna fought to get better. We are thankful and blessed to have gotten to say goodbye! Jesus has taken the wheel!!
This nasty virus has taken so much from so many. At the same time, because it is Donna this time, it calls for more people to SERVE our VETERANS, FOLLOW their DREAMS, which in her case was strongly Mary Kay and spend TIME as FAMILIES and FRIENDS, things she valued!! While our earthly hearts are broken, we rejoice that she left this life in love with her “grown baby” Jason, her “Man” Wayne, successfully serving and boldly leading others in Mary Kay, (41 years this week), serving her country and other veterans (all her life since we are Air Force brats), spending fun time with sisters and friends and always striving to look beautiful. She taught us all (daily) how to fight through to get what you want! She always left the room a brighter place than she found it. She was bold with her opinion if you asked for it, and sometimes if you didn’t.
Donna was born on March 22, 1955, in Houston, Texas, to Frederick James Chesser and Clara Janice Goettee Chesser. She attended school in Houston, TX, Valdosta, GA, Tripoli Libya Africa, Burkburnett, TX, Arlington, TX, and finishing out her senior year at Caprock High School, 1973 in Amarillo, TX. She soon joined the Air Force for a career in OB/GYN nursing, stationed in Altus, Oklahoma, she and her husband Joe Hutchinson were blessed with the birth of their son Jason Michael Hutchinson in 1978. In 1979, she began her 42-year career in Mary Kay cosmetics as a very successful car driving leader inspiring other women to run their own businesses. Her most recent passion was serving veterans at funeral flag presentations.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Janice Chesser; her sister, Mary Meadow; and former husband, Joseph Hutchinson.
Survivors include her son, Jason Michael Hutchinson of Amarillo, TX; her guy friend, Wayne Morris of Amarillo, TX; sisters, Debbie Chesser and spouse Lynne Cook of Amarillo, TX, Patti Chesser Spencer and spouse Earla Chesser Spencer of Amarillo, TX, and Toni Chesser Nipp and spouse Bruce Nipp, of Frisco, TX; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Our family cannot thank you enough! We’d love for you to share your best, most fun, craziest, happy memory of her!
Our family thanks you for all your prayers and support… Let’s give her a well-deserved send-off as she valued doing for so many other Veterans!
Memorial contributions may be made to The Mary Kay Foundation or Volleys for Veterans, Volleys for Veterans, c/o Don Spence, Unit Commander, 4209 S. Hayden, Amarillo, TX 79110.
3 Replies to “Donna Lynn Chesser”
Donna was a warm and loving woman that showed great love and concern for family and friends. She was dedicated to the support of our military and those who serve. As a friend I was honored and blessed to know her. She will be missed terribly and may God bless her and treasure her. My deepest sympathy to her son and family.
Donna was an extremely important part of my life, more like family than just friends. There is a large space in our world today that once was filled with your large love for all of us. Godspeed, dear friend.
My heart breaks for family and friends. I miss her already.