Dateline: February 25, 2010

Elena Ann Donald, 75, died Monday, February 15, 2010, in Amarillo.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2010, in the Goodnight Cemetery with Barry Owens, Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Pampa, officiating. Interment was held at Goodnight Cemetery. Services were under the direction Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Miss Donald was born July 31, 1934, in Pampa, to Steve and Zola Blankenship Donald and spent most of her early life there. She had lived in Pampa for approximately the past 30 years. She received her Bachelorís Degree in music from Hardin-Simmons University, and her Masterís Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She was a music and choir teacher in the Houston area and then in the Pampa schools for many years prior to her retirement. 

She will be remembered as a loving, caring and generous person who loved to travel, who loved her ranch in Goodnight, and was an avid sports fan, especially of her beloved Houston Astros. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pampa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandparents, George and Lena Blankenship and Walter and Maude Donald; and an aunt, Inez Blankenship.

Survivors include an aunt, Isla Hooker of Garland; and numerous cousins and their families as well as many friends and former students, all of whom she considered her extended family.

The family suggests that memorial donations be to the First Baptist Church in Pampa; the Pampa Chapter of the Salvation Army; or to the Goodnight Cemetery Association.

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