Donna Smith Quinlan

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On Sunday December 30, 2012, Donna Smith Quinlan, a kind-hearted friend to many and a devoted mother to three young women, left us to start her next journey.

Following her birth into a military family on September 22, 1956, in Germany, Donna went on to grow up in the United States with her parents, Ruby and Otto Smith, and with her five siblings, Bobby Joe, Roy, Mark, Elaine, and Gary. Primarily raised in the Houston area, Donna has touched many lives with her contagious laugh, youthful spirit, benevolent mentality, and courageous strength over her 56 years of life.

Donna enjoyed traveling and planning trips with her family and closest friend, Joslynn Anderson. She was constantly meeting new people and making new friends, which was her love -- people. She left behind a Service Account Manager position in sales. She enjoyed being an active new member of Rotary International and a resident of the April Sound subdivision on Lake Conroe for more than 20 years. Donna was an involved parent in the Montgomery school system and its cheerleading and band programs, and most of all an irreplaceable mother and role model for her three girls, which she loved more than life itself.

Donna is preceded in death by her father and by her brother Gary. Surviving are her three daughters, Patricia Donna Quinlan, 22, Donna Ann Quinlan, 18, and Tommie Linda Quinlan, 16. To her daughters, the loss of their mother comes at a great price but they are fervent to continue her legacy of her positive impact on all who knew her.

A visitation will be held in Donna's memory on Monday, January 7th at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 8227 County Road 205, in Plantersville, Texas, from 10:00 to 11:00 am. The memorial service will begin at 11:00 am and a lunch will follow at the same location.

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