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Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home

4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX

OBITUARY

Donna Lynn McGee

June 21, 1939January 8, 2020
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Donna Lynn (McCormick) McGee, age 80, of Arlington, Texas passed away on Wednesday January 8, 2020. Donna was born June 21, 1939 in Dallas, Texas to Leland Clifton McCormick and Nancy Maurine (Chandler) (McCormick) Williams. As a religious woman, God always came first followed closely by her family. She took pride in being a homemaker, wife, and mother. She was the host and center of attention for most family reunions and holiday parties. Donna was also a renaissance woman; she was a writer, poet, philosopher, athlete, and explorer of nature. She traveled often and saw interesting places most could only dream of.

As a military wife, she lived in many places including Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, but for her, Texas was always home. She attended Amarillo College and spent 40 years as an accountant. In addition, some of the other professions Donna chose over her lifetime were mowing lawns, telemarketing, being a soda jerk, waitress cook, shop girl, bookkeeper, office manager, executive secretary, and account supervisor.

Donna loved to share memories of growing up in the 40’s and 50’s in Oak Cliff where she attended Cowart Elementary and Sunset High. It took an entire neighborhood in Oak Cliff to help raise Donna. This shaped her into an intense mother figure as she became the “Mother” of every neighborhood she lived in during her life, hence the nickname MOTA (Mother of Them All).

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Robert Lee McGee D.D.S., Col. USA Ret., her children, son Danny Gene Eddy and wife Debbie, daughter Dana Lynn Eddy-Martinez, son Christopher Lee McGee, Capt. and wife Tina, daughter Michelle McGee Perry, son Michael James McGee, and brother Leland (Tippie) McCormick Jr and wife Stella. Grandchildren include Amy Garcia, Jeff Eddy and wife Becky, Jarad Martinez, Amanda Martinez, Robert Perry, Connor McGee, Kayla McGee, and Logan McGee. Great-grandchildren include Ali Garcia, Ana Garcia, Xoey Horton, James Eddy, and Jaxon Eddy.

Donna is predeceased by her parents, her son Robert McGee Jr and her precious daughter Deanna Maurine Eddy.

Donna lived a full and happy life and shared that joy with all of those around her. She was a one-of-a-kind spirit who believed laughter could heal all illnesses. (She should know because she experienced every one of them known to man and even more not known to man!)

A visitation and viewing for Donna will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, 4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX 76016.

A funeral service will occur Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Christ Lutheran Church, 4409 Sycamore School Rd, Ft. Worth, TX 76133.

A committal service and burial will occur Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.moorebowenroad.com for the McGee family.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Robert Lee McGee D.D.S., Col. USA Ret., her children Danny Gene Eddy and wife Debbie, Dana Lynn Eddy-Martinez, Christopher Lee McGee, Capt. USA and wife Tina, daughter Michelle McGee Perry, son Michael James McGee, and brother Leland (Tippie) McCormick Jr and wife Stella. Grandchildren include Amy Garcia, Jeff Eddy and wife Becky, Jarad Martinez, Amanda Martinez, Robert Perry, Connor McGee, Kayla McGee, and Logan McGee. Great-grandchildren include Ali Garcia, Ana Garcia, Xoey Horton, James Eddy, and Jaxon Eddy.


    Donna is predeceased by her parents, her son Robert McGee Jr and her precious daughter Deanna Maurine Eddy.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jeff Eddy
  • Jarad Martinez
  • Connor McGee
  • Logan McGee

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 19, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Memories

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Mary Reed

January 18, 2020

The picture of Donna Lynn with her arms extended, standing in front of Stanley Lake, in Idaho, was her one and only trip to visit me and Billie Ann. She was doing a "twirling Ta Dah" move in the photo. She wanted to see Sun Valley, so my baby sister, Anna Garlock, and I took her...the long way around! Then discovered that she was terrified of mountain roads! Uh-oh! (it IS Idaho!)
Donna once told me about an episode that she and Bob had on their return trip from Europe. When they landed in New York City, they only had $10.00! They had to take a cab from one airport to another one, to hop a plane home to Dallas. They got a cab...who seemed to drive right by the second airport about three times, and only took them to the terminal when Donna threw a hissy fit about getting there. The cost of the cab ride was WAY more than the ten bucks they had...so after they unloaded their luggage, she grabbed what she could, Bob did likewise, threw the $10.00 threw the window into the cab, and ran like hell! They made it.....

Eddie Duncan

January 18, 2020

Eddie Duncan

January 18, 2020

Eddie Duncan

January 18, 2020

Eddie Duncan

January 18, 2020

Eddie Duncan

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Billie Ann Duncan (Huskey)

January 18, 2020

Donna Lynn was the very first cousin I had in life. There were more to follow of course but she was the first one that could be called cousin and I was the first to be called a grandchild of Tom and Willie Mae Chandler.
As young children we spent many happy times together at family picnics and holiday events where love, laughter, fried chicken and watermelon was in abundance. Especially love. No matter the location or event we always knew where Donna was by her laughter or her “Monkey Shines” that she would freely exhibit to anyone that would watch. Monkey Shines is an old 1940s expression long ago forgotten but was an apt description of what Donna could do and often did do in trees or even in their house. It was often reported but not completely verified by me that she could travel from room to room in her Oak Cliff house without her feet ever touching the floor. I did see her once jump from a couch onto the top of a door, swing there for a while then climb onto the kitchen cabinet and crawl from there onto a chair and then onto the kitchen table. I don’t remember where she went from the table but I’m sure she continued on somehow without touching the floor. I will miss her laughter and her amazing Monkey Shines. We’ll never have another like her, ever.
Billie Ann Duncan, (Huskey).

Eddie Duncan

January 17, 2020

Donn Lynn McGee (McCormick) was my “larger than life” wonderful cousin. Her life seemed filled to overflowing with many episodes and events of every description. Beautiful, loving, lovely, adventurous, educational, lonely, sad, scary and even disastrous. She was the amazing main character in them all. I could not have handle that much “life” as she did. She took it all in stride and moved on. Plainly, it was a very full load and she handled it. I’m highly impressed and hate to say this final goodbye to my sweet cousin Donna Lynn.

Here is one of my favorite childhood memories of times spent with her.

Donna and I were around seven years old and were at a Chandler family get together at the old McCormick home in Dallas. It was late summer and watermelons were plentiful and cheap. So, after the fried chicken, it was on to the watermelon. Donna and I reached a point where we had eaten more watermelon than we could comfortably stomach. Donna, as she often did, started to laugh. Each time we looked at each other, we laughed. We didn’t know what we were laughing about we just started laughing and couldn’t stop.

The adults became annoyed and ordered us to stop laughing and to tell them what we had done that was so funny. They were convinced we had done something wrong. There was nothing to tell so they made us go into the house and sit in separate rooms until we could stop.

Yes, we eventually stopped laughing but there was nothing to tell about why. No one ever believed us. Donna and I talked about this episode every time we spent time together over the years. Yes, laughing and Donna Lynn always went together. It’s sad to think Donna and I won’t be able to talk and laugh about this again in this life. But, I’m hoping, maybe again in another time.

Eddie Duncan.

Mary Reed

January 17, 2020

Donna Lynn is/was the cousin closest in age to me. I'm older! Growing up in Dallas together, back in the 40's, were the best years of our childhoods. She and I both loved to sing and dance together. We had many a "shake your booty" contest! We didn't ALWAYS get along. 😂 Many years later, in Amarillo, she, Aunt Maurine, and I had a good old time..lounging in a big bed together, talking and laughing all night. We could also discuss serious matters. We trusted each other. We loved one another.

Debbie Eddy

January 17, 2020

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Biography

Donna Lynn (McCormick) McGee, age 80, of Arlington, Texas passed away on Wednesday January 8, 2020. Donna was born June 21, 1939 in Dallas, Texas to Leland Clifton McCormick and Nancy Maurine (Chandler) (McCormick) Williams.

As a religious woman, God always came first followed closely by her family. She took pride in being a homemaker, wife, and mother. She was the host and center of attention for most family reunions and holiday parties. Donna was also a renaissance woman; she was a writer, poet, philosopher, sex educator, athlete, and explorer of nature. She traveled often and saw interesting places most could only dream of seeing.

As a military wife, she lived in many places including Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, but for her Texas was always home. She attended Amarillo College and spent 40 years as an accountant. In addition, some of the other professions Donna chose over her lifetime were mowing lawns, telemarketing, being a soda jerk, waitress cook, shop girl, bookkeeper, office manager, executive secretary, and account supervisor.

Donna loved to share memories of growing up in the 40’s and 50’s in Oak Cliff where she attended Cowart Elementary and Sunset High. It took an entire neighborhood in Oak Cliff to help raise Donna. This shaped her into an intense mother figure as she became the “Mother” of every neighborhood she lived in during her life, hence the nickname MOTA (Mother of Them All).

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Robert Lee McGee D.D.S., Col. USA Ret., her children Danny Gene Eddy and wife Debbie, Dana Lynn Eddy-Martinez, Christopher Lee McGee, Capt. USA and wife Tina, daughter Michelle McGee Perry, son Michael James McGee, and brother Leland (Tippie) McCormick Jr and wife Stella. Grandchildren include Amy Garcia, Jeff Eddy and wife Becky, Jarad Martinez, Amanda Martinez, Robert Perry, Connor McGee, Kayla McGee, and Logan McGee. Great-grandchildren include Ali Garcia, Ana Garcia, Xoey Horton, James Eddy, and Jaxon Eddy.

Donna is predeceased by her parents, her son Robert McGee Jr and her precious daughter Deanna Maurine Eddy.

Donna lived a full and happy life and shared that joy with all of those around her. She was a one-of-a-kind spirit who believed laughter could heal all illnesses. (She should know because she experienced every one of them known to man and even more not known to man!)

A visitation and viewing for Donna will be held Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, 4216 South Bowen Road, Arlington, TX 76016.

A funeral service will occur Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Christ Lutheran Church, 4409 Sycamore School Rd, Ft. Worth, TX 76133.

A committal service and burial will occur Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.moorebowenroad.com for the McGee family.