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OBITUARY

Donna Lee Jacobson

April 18, 1958November 15, 2019
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Donna Lee Jacobson passed away on November 15, 2019 after a courageous and hard-fought battle against ovarian cancer. Donna was born on April 18, 1958 in Picayune, MS. She was the youngest of four children, having an older sister and two older brothers. The family relocated to Houston, TX when Donna was a young girl.

Donna graduated from Spring Branch High School where she was active on the drill/dance team. Her love of music and dance continued throughout her life. Donna enjoyed spending time with family and spoiling her granddaughters. Cooking for family was a favorite pastime along with visiting wineries, attending concerts, and having people over for a pool party. Donna liked to travel and had been to Ireland, Hawaii, Playa del Carmen, Italy, Switzerland, France and England, among other destinations, with her “Big Guy.” Donna’s favorite place was the beach and she planned a yearly family vacation in Gulf Shores, AL each summer.

Donna was preceded in death by her brother Richard Lingenfelter, granddaughter Paige Stabler, and stepfather Edward Raley. Donna is survived by her husband, Ken; daughters Mandy (Matt) Baker and Jenna (Landon) Lovette; son Byron (Shannon) Canine; stepsons Kurt Jacobson/Larissa Homarac and Craig Jacobson/Lydia Brown; granddaughters McKinley and Maisy Baker and Brynlee and Teagan Lovette; step-granddaughters Amaya and Aria Jacobson; parents, Alice Faye Wubbenhorst and Willard Lingenfelter; sister Gwen Arrington; brother Jim (Alicia) Lingenfelter; half-sister Susan (Jose) Ramirez; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at Settegast-Kopf Funeral Home located at 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Team Holly Foundation, https://www.teamhollyfoundation.org/

Services

  • Celebration Of Life Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Reception Saturday, December 7, 2019

Memories

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Tanya Chi

December 6, 2019

I was around Donna more during junior high and high school when Amanda and I would hang out after school (mostly wasting time until 90210 came on!). Donna’s home was cute and welcoming, with yummy leftovers in the fridge, a dog or cat underfoot, & toys strewn by the bath tub, belonging to the two most adorable kids ever - Jenna & Byron. Donna commandeered her home with grace and effectiveness. She was truly a phenomenal sight to see. Amanda had a lot of respect for her and, probably not realizing it, often spoke of her mom in a hushed awe (like how one would speak highly of Princess Diana when she entered a room). I had no idea watching Donna in action would help set the tone for my own household someday. I remember standing in her kitchen as she made dinner giving me and Amanda advice with her spot-on honesty. I don’t remember what input we were seeking at the time (probably something about a boy), but as she worked her way around the kitchen, whipping up dinner, coating her chicken with breadcrumbs & spices, she was confident and direct. Her huge smile, open heart, and nod of the head made whatever truth she was lovingly telling us (probably that a boy was not really into us after all!) not hurt so much.

I love that Amanda inherited Donna’s directness and I think that’s why we click so much. Growing up in my family, I was told I said too much, spoke out of place, etc. That’s why this mother/daughter duo was so fascinating to me. I enjoyed being around them and hearing them banter back and forth, neither one missing a beat. Not everything was agreed on at all times of course, but the fact that real conversations, surrounded by love, could be had was refreshing.

In Donna’s memory, remember to love as Donna loved....if something needs to be said, say it in truth & move on in love. This will free you up to live a great life - enjoying all that God has to offer!

John 15:12 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.

Jim Lingenfelter

December 2, 2019

Love YOU ALWAYS my sister and my friend. I am so THANKFUL that you are with Jesus, Richard, and other family and friends but, I MISS YOU. The last couple of weeks have been very difficult for your family & friends...and, for ME...I have not hurt this bad since Richard went to Heaven. When I look at your children, grandchildren, husband and friends I see YOU. I am so BLESSED to have YOU as my sister and, so THANKFUL that we will be together some day in Heaven. Although no one will ever fill Your shoes, I promise to grow closer to your children, grandchildren, husband and friends. Most of all, I will continue to do all I can to help each of your children, grandchildren, husband and friends to develope a personal relationship with Jesus. I know that was one of your greatest desires and concerns but, don't worry, WE WILL ALL JOIN YOU IN HEAVEN SOME DAY AND NEVER BE SEPARATED AGAIN...WHAT A DAY OF REJOICING THAT WILL BE!!

judy schulz

December 2, 2019

There are so many fantastic memories of Donna , I just can't pick one..I loved her so much and will miss her dearly...I loved tis pic of us at her and Ken's wedding, it was a magical time for them and Greg and I were so fortunate to be included. Sending much love and prayers to the family, we love you all so much...I will miss you my "Donna Girl"

Jennifer Dyson

December 2, 2019

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Biography

Donna Lee Jacobson passed away on November 15, 2019 after a courageous and hard-fought battle against ovarian cancer. Donna was born on April 18, 1958 in Picayune, MS. She was the youngest of four children, having an older sister and two older brothers. The family relocated to Houston, TX when Donna was a young girl.

Donna graduated from Spring Branch High School where she was active on the drill/dance team. Her love of music and dance continued throughout her life. Donna enjoyed spending time with family and spoiling her granddaughters. Cooking for family was a favorite pastime along with visiting wineries, attending concerts, and having people over for a pool party. Donna liked to travel and had been to Ireland, Hawaii, Playa del Carmen, Italy, Switzerland, France and England, among other destinations, with her “Big Guy.” Donna’s favorite place was the beach and she planned a yearly family vacation in Gulf Shores, AL each summer.

Donna was preceded in death by her brother Richard Lingenfelter, granddaughter Paige Stabler, and stepfather Edward Raley. Donna is survived by her husband, Ken; daughters Mandy (Matt) Baker and Jenna (Landon) Lovette; son Byron (Shannon) Canine; stepsons Kurt Jacobson/Larissa Homarac and Craig Jacobson/Lydia Brown; granddaughters McKinley and Maisy Baker and Brynlee and Teagan Lovette; step-granddaughters Amaya and Aria Jacobson; parents, Alice Faye Wubbenhorst and Willard Lingenfelter; sister Gwen Arrington; brother Jim (Alicia) Lingenfelter; half-sister Susan (Jose) Ramirez; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, December 7 at 3 p.m. at Settegast-Kopf Funeral Home located at 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Team Holly Foundation, https://www.teamhollyfoundation.org/