Butler, Donna Sue

Donna Sue Butler

September 17, 1945 - December 20, 2020

Donna Sue (Dooly) Butler of McKinney, Texas passed away on December 20, 2020 at the age of 75. Donna succumbed to complications from a sudden illness related to her ongoing vascular disease.  She was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her passing. She was born on September 17, 1945 to Theodore Roosevelt Dooly and Betty (Stockham) Johnson in Redlands, California. She raised her children in Bakersfield, California before moving to Texas to spend time with and watch her grandchildren grow up.  She attended all of their school and sporting activities. Donna was active with McKinney Senior Recreation Center where she met countless friends playing games and traveling.  Donna especially enjoyed cruise ship vacations. She loved to shop and find a good bargain, enjoyed baking, doing crafts of various sorts thru the years including quilt making.  Donna worked for the Kern County Public Health Department in Bakersfield, California from the March 1990 until she retired in September 2006.

Donna is survived by her daughter, Kam Marie Butler of Bakersfield, California; son, William James Butler and wife, Christy of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Sebastian James Butler, Felicity Brinai Butler, Kinsey Lee Kackley , and Kailey Lynn Kackley; brother, Russell Johnson and wife, Trish; a special friend, Richard Correia and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Dooly, Betty Johnson and her twin sister, Patty Lou Karr.

In addition to the memorial service, the family will be hosting a celebration of her life on the ocean in California in the Spring/Summer of 2021, TBD.  

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 28, 2020 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Donna’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: Celebrationoflife.tv. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Donna and show their support to her family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

CELEBRATIONOFLIFE.TV Livestream https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/donna-sue-butler

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Love you guys David WRIGHT, January 29, 2021 I can’t believe you are gone. I loved you and there is much I need to come to terms with. But in looking back at all the memories we shared, there is one outstanding moment that I always hung on to. When I was about 7 and Mick 10 we drove from Merced to Bakersfield for Christmas. Before we left Merced mom had told us that all the extra money went so we could spend this time with you, your family and grandma who drove from Redlands. When you found out that Mick and I would have no presents to open, you went out Christmas Eve with the lists we had given mom weeks earlier and got everything on our list. I don’t know if you knew I had always known it was you who made that Christmas magical for me, but you did and I have never forgotten that. Hey don’t you and mom cause to much trouble tell her and grandma hi for me. Love Terri Terrilynn Clark, January 3, 2021 All my love- Nicole, December 28, 2020 Love you. Aunt Sue and Carol Carol OHara, December 28, 2020 As a friend from McKinney Seniors, my prayers are with Donna's family and friends. While this is an incredibly sad time for everyone, rejoice in the fact that Donna is happy and free of all cares. She is as loving and happy as she's always been and we can always have our fun memories of her. Peggy Gibbons, December 22, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories bring you peace. Junette Avey, December 22, 2020 Dear Kam, William and Family, we are so sorry to hear about Aunt Donna's sudden death. We have good memories of the family visits in Iron Mountain MI!! Sending our love and sincerest sympathy. Your cousins, Kitti and Bob Bob and Kitti Colassacco, December 22, 2020 Love you Donna, now rest in peace and enjoy your forever home! Sherrill and Irvin Byers, December 21, 2020 I’m so sorry to read your dear mother has passed. I went to JR. High and High School with Donna. RHS class of “63” We stayed in touch through Facebook a bit. She did attend our 50th reunion. May God comfort you with HIS peace and surround you both with HIS Love. 
Margie (DeBlauw) Thalmayer, December 21, 2020 I am so sorry. Rest In Peace. Maggie Barrett , December 21, 2020