Dan'L Hollon Lusby(1919 - 2013)

Lusby, Dan'L Hollon 1919 - 2013 Dan'L Hollon Lusby was born on July 7, 1919 in Dallas, TX and peacefully passed away on August 19, 2013 in Paris, TX. Her unique first name combined her parents, Daniel Pinkney Hollon and Willie Lorain Naler. Having two younger brothers, she is preceded by E.R. Hollon and survived by Jimmy D. Hollon. On February 12, 1938, she married Arthur Lyde Lusby Jr, in Durant, Ok. They were together over 62 wonderful years, before his passing on December 5, 2001. She is preceded by sons, Thomas Randolph Lusby, Dan Reed Lusby, and Chad Losson Lusby, and survived by daughter, Kim Lusby Harkrider. Also survived by her grandchildren, Dan'L Moon, Anthony Lusby and wife Crystal, Stephen Lusby, Lou Ann Jackson and husband Paul, James Harkrider, and Lynsie Butler and husband Brandon. Great-grandchildren, Michael Kilmer and wife, Heather, Zachary Moon, Heather Carter, Travis Lusby and wife Misty, Chandler Jackson and Reece Jackson. Great-great-grandchildren, Peyton Kilmer, Ashton Kilmer, Preston Kilmer, Shaiane Gehling, Raymond Carter, Ethan Carter, Izabellah Carter, Andrew Lusby, Kayala Lusby and lifelong friend and companion Art Schumacher. "Mama D," as her grandkids nicknamed her, had a passion for life, exploration and learning. As a lifelong student, her continued education at Paris Junior College included a variety of coursework, concentrated in liberal arts. Professionally, she was a natural salesperson and loved helping women discover their inner beauty. She had a legendary talent and eye for womens fashion, including an award-winning sales career with Mary Kay Cosmetics. A global traveler, she and Arthur visited several countries abroad. An avid reader, her broad interests included both fiction and non-fiction, especially biographies, history, poetry, geography and nature. She was passionate about genealogy, extensively tracing back both Hollon and Lusby ancestries. As a student of Civil War history, she was a proud member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She enjoyed collecting art, especially water colors, including local and regional works. Her interest in geology led to a hobby of crafting handmade jewelry from natural polished stones. She loved to sing, especially hymns in Sunday school, and was a key fixture at the First United Methodist Church choir for over 50 years. Dan'L had a gift and appreciation for seeing the natural beauty in her surroundings. Like a butterfly, she was colorful and graceful. She always presented herself with beauty and class, down to the smallest detail. She will be remembered best for her positive spirit, sense of humor and adventure, dynamic energy, humility, compassion and love. Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and best friend will be deeply missed. "Love you good." A memorial service and reception will be held on Thursday, August 22, at the First United Methodist Church in Paris, TX, beginning at 2 pm. Please bring a favorite photo or story, if you'd like to share one. At her request, in lieu of flowers, donations to the church choir are appreciated.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 22, 2013