Helen Sue Donnell passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 surrounded by family in Graham, Texas. Visitation will be at Morrison Funeral Home Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Services will be held at First United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 26th at 2:00 pm. Burial will be at the Graford Cemetery immediately following services. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Helen Sue was born August 25, 1933 in Fort Worth, Texas to the late Joe D. and Helen Johnson. She graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Ft. Worth and received her Bachelors degree from The University of Texas in Austin in 1954.
Helen Sue was a teacher at Graham High School for 19 years. She later transitioned into being an artist and enjoyed many art workshops and travels with her friends. She attended church at First United Methodist Church in Graham and was active with the Emmaus and Samaritan groups, Stephen ministries as well as the High Questors Sunday school class which she had taught for many years. Helen Sue took great pride in residing on the family ranch with origins dating back to 1890's. She will be fondly remembered by her family and friends as a sweet, caring, and generous person. Two of her favorite charities to assist were Cowboyin' for the Kids and Labree Indian School.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son: Gregg Allen Rogers, and 2 grandsons: Jacob Wade King and Franklin Holt Rogers.
She married George Lee Donnell on June 4, 1982 and is survived by her husband; son, Dr. Glenn Rogers and wife Dr. Mandy Moody; daughters, Laura Gay Burdick, Kristi Donnell, Karla Donnell Gillan (Chris); grandchildren, Dr. Meg Nguyen (Mike), Ginny Cale (Jason), Cortney Trammell (Jody), Ashley Stephens (Jason), Ben Rogers, Leah Rogers, Charlie Gillan; Great Grandchildren, Alyssa and Brooklyn King, Hadley Sue and McCrae Trammell, Aileen and Kenna Cale, Braden and Asher Nguyen, and Nixon Stephens.
Special thank you to her dedicated caregivers, Linda Pendergraft, GeeGee Carter, Bianca Harrison, Martha McClanahan, Sue Campbell, and Debbie Smith.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Cowboyin' for the Kids (Childhood Cancer Research) at 3396 S. Hwy 281, Mineral Wells, TX 76067.