Donna Karleen Douglas was born March 11, 1937 in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri to Clifford Carl Basford and Margaret Edlena May. She passed away April 19, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida.
She was the oldest of four children. A sister, Judith Pilcher, lives in Riverton, Utah, a brother, Michael Basford, lives in Hannibal , Missouri. Another brother, Daniel Basford, preceeded her in death.
Donna married Donald Tucker in 1959. They had three sons, Donald Jr., Joseph and Richard.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 28 years, Lacy Douglas. She was stepmother to his six children, Monica Mendez, Tiffany Clark, Tracy Douglas, Julie Frederick, Amy Morgan and Jonathan Douglas. She was grandmother to six and step grandmother to fourteen.
She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served faithfully in many capacities and gave countless hours of service.
She was a marvelous homemaker, an amazing cook, an artist, a wonderful decorator, and family historian. She wrote a book about her family, devoting many hours to its research, preparation and publication. A copy resides in several libraries.
Donna will be remembered by her family and friends as strong, loving and devoted, with a love of life and a flare for living it. She will also be remembered for her example of courage, patience, good humor and grace she displayed in the trials she faced due to her health in the last few years of her life.
Funeral Services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 312 Stadium Drive, Tallahassee, Florida, Saturday April 26, 2014 at 11 am. Viewing prior from 10-10:45.
Interment to follow services at Culley Meadowood Timberlane Road.
Arrangements under the direction of Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home, Tallahassee, FL.