Donna Gail Geurin
July 15, 1942 – September 30, 2019
On September 30, 2019 Donna Gail Blanks Geurin passed away at the age of 77. Donna was born to Leroy and Euva (Duckworth) Blanks on July 15, 1942 in Amarillo, TX. She grew up in Amarillo, graduated from Tascosa High School, and attended West Texas State University in Canyon.
Donna loved to read and watch sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. She was very proud of all four of her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching them play sports and graduate high school, and she was filled with joy when they graduated college. Three of them are married, one with three children, and all of them succeeding in life.
Donna was preceded in death by her father, Leroy, and husband, Bryan.
She is survived by her mother, Euva, her brother, Bobby, and two children, Lee Walker, and wife Sonia, and Lori Hill, and husband Dennis. She has four grandchildren, Brooke Walker, Trent Walker and wife Liz, Kris Hill and wife Michelle, and Cody Hill and wife Kelsey. She has three great grandchildren, Tristan, Jaxon, and Ayden Hill. She also has two nieces, Lisa Johnson and Kristi Flatt, and one nephew, Jeff Blanks. In addition, the loving staff at Westridge Manor in Plainview, TX who have loved and cared for her for almost a decade.
- Euva Duckworth Blanks, Mother
- Bobby Blanks, Brother
- Lee Walker, Son
- Sonia Walker, Daughter-in-law
- Lori Hill, Daughter
- Dennis Hill, Son-in-law
- Brooke Walker, Granddaughter
- Trent Walker, Grandson
- Liz Walker, Granddaughter-in-law
- Kris Hill, Grandson
- Michelle Hill, Granddaughter-in-law
- Cody Hill, Grandson
- Kelsey Hill, Granddaughter-in-law
- Tristan Hill, Great Grandchild
- Jaxon Hill, Great Grandchild
- Ayden Hill, Great Grandchild
- Lisa Johnson, Niece
- Kristi Flatt, Niece
- Jeff Blanks, Nephew
- Donna was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Blanks and her husband Bryan Geurin.
- Kris Hill
- Cody Hill
- Trent Walker
- Informal Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019
Donna Gail Geurin
October 4, 2019
Cherished Lessons From Our Mom’s Example
To be kind,
Never a complaint.
To be content,
Never take for granted.
Never be selfish.
To read a good book,
Never a dry eye.
To love football,
Always a Cowboy.
To love Mexican food,
Enchiladas and chips.
To cheer for the Rangers,
Through the good and the bad.
Mom, you will be missed by many,
Your thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement.
Enjoy your new home,
Full of God’s glory and grace.
We will meet you there,
At the end of our race.
October 3, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss and wish that many fond memories will be handed down the line.
I have known Donna since days of Sam Houston Junior High. I had just moved to Amarillo and knew no one and in all honesty, hated being in the city.
But as time went by, I met your mother and with her, our gang. We all had matching pink Bermuda shorts we wore with our white tops and we went all over walking in Amarillo.
Friday night was movie night and we always dressed up and one Christmas we all received Mouton coats as presents. I think it was Cindy's dad who took us to the Paramount that one Friday night, and when all six of us piled out, I so remember a man walking by saying, "it looks like a bunch of bears going to the movie". We giggled and ran on in. We were something.
Fast forward, I moved back to Amarillo and got all of us girls together for monthly dinners but Donna and I just were inseparable while I lived there. We went to movies, We went out to eat but we then had a date every Friday night to play cards at hers and Byan's house. She would cook dinner one week and I would bring it another. I have to tell you your mother was so happy and so was I. We really enjoyed our friendship on a daily basis.
I brought her to Dallas with me and I took her to a Piano Bar along with my mother and Arba to West End. It was a fun trip and it was good for her too.
I always admired your mother in many ways but the most remarkable was her never complaining of what life dealt her. I wish I could have been more a part of her life in the end but I want to leave you with that I loved your mother so very much and she gave me so much encouragement along the way.
So, I choose to remember her in our laughing until tears ran down our face. She had a wonderful laugh and joy about her which I will cherish always.
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