Donna Karleen Douglas

March 11, 1937April 19, 2014

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.



  • Visitation Saturday, April 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 26, 2014


  • Interment

Donna Karleen Douglas

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Bib Willis

May 14, 2014

My deepest sympathy to Lacy and Donna's children and step children. Donna was indeed a gracious and admirable woman.

mary glynn stelmack

April 27, 2014

What a warm and bubbly person I only got to have a couple of meeting with Donna When I worked with Lacy but she was so Warm and sweet . My prayer continue for her family .

Sonja Guthrie

April 26, 2014

My sincere condolences to the Tucker family on Donna's passing.

Janis Ware

April 26, 2014

I always loved Donna. She made us feel so welcome when Kathryn and Joe were married and sent Christmas cards to keep in contact with us. I had a great time with her in Hawaii when Kathryn and Joe took us there. She was always so cheerful and pleasant to be around. She was a great lady. She will be missed.

Donnie Tucker

April 25, 2014

Mom touched so many lives with care and smiles. I am fortunate to have such a wonderful person as my mother. I will miss her greatly, but know she is in a beautiful place, surrounded by love.

Valerie Tucker

April 25, 2014

I am lighting a candle daily in thanks to God for Donna's life and all her beloved ones who loved her dearly!

Don and Marion Whitley

April 25, 2014

Don and I were so sad to hear about Donna. We have fond memories of our time in Tallahassee and our friendship. We love our memory of going fishing and camping at Cape San Blas! Donna was a lovely lady and she will be sorely missed.
Don & Marion Whitley

Brian Barabash

April 24, 2014

It was a privilege to get to know Sister Douglas these last few years. Her testimony of the Gospel was evident and the Spirit she carried with her was undeniable. I truly felt uplifted and closer to the Savior each time I visited her. I will miss those visits, but I will take comfort in knowing that Sis Douglas has made it safely home. My prayers are with the many family and friends whose lives she touched throughout the years as they seek to find peace and comfort during this time.

Sheila Wallace

April 23, 2014

Lacy, Please accept my condolences in Donna's passing. Donna is in the Heavenly Arms of our Saviour. Sheila Wallace, Dowling Park

Billie Jo Simpson Smith

April 23, 2014

Lacy, praying for you and the family. May GOD richly bless you and the family and comfort ya'll in a mighty way. GOD BLESS!!!