Diana Marie Dooley

Diana Marie Dooley

Diana Marie Dooley, born on June 4, 1944, in Sayre, Oklahoma, was a loving mother, family member, and friend whose sweet nature brought a smile to everyone who knew her. She passed away at the age of 78 on May 21, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of kindness and memories to her friends and loved ones.

Diana made her home in Amarillo, Texas, after living in Sunray, Texas for many years. Diana was a secretary by profession and she used that gift by helping many community organizations throughout her life. Diana was a member of Coulter Road Baptist Church and spent many years helping others in need through her church involvement. She was an active member of Widow Persons Services, serving as secretary, where she made numerous friends and touched the lives of many. She loved music, dancing, singing, recipes, cooking, card games, dominos, puzzles, fashion and travel. Diana’s warm presence and sense of humor will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Diana is survived by her son, Wade Dooley and Debbie Ferguson of Lone Oak, Texas, her daughter, Deann Dooley of Amarillo. She is also survived by her sister, Brenda Phillips who resides in Jacksonville, Alabama, and her niece Tammy Fisher, also from Jacksonville, Alabama, and her nephew Travis Phillips of San Antonio, Texas. Diana leaves behind her grandchildren Trevor Dooley, Tyrel Dooley, Talon Dooley, John Thomas, and Erin Reid. She was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren. Kellen, Brox, Brey, Poppy, Briton, Huck, Maddyn, Lenny, Cole, and Sunny. Her grandchildren always brought a smile to her face anytime she was able to see or hear from them. She is preceded in death by her father, Max Lenaburg, and her mother, Fern Lenaburg. Diana’s memory will live on in the hearts of her family and friends, who will always remember her beautifully kind spirit.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

We encourage you to leave memories and upload photos of Diana on her memorial page, celebrating her life and the wonderful moments you shared together.


  1. Pauletta Rhoades

    I was shocked to hear of Diana’s passing. The family will be in my thoughts and prayers. She was such an energized lady. Even when she didn’t feel well. Loved her. Remember God is right there for you all.??

  2. Anonymous

    Sister-in-law Deluxe

  3. Pam Williams

    Wade and Deann so sorry for your loss! Praying for comfort during this difficult time. Always enjoyed time I spent visitung with your mom! Love you!

  4. Tim Lane

    Our condolences to all the family. I have very fond memories of Diana, my first cousin, coming to visit with us in Tipton OK when we were children. Wade and Deann, we will be keeping you and the family in our prayers.
    Peace be with you.

  5. Phoebe Cole

    Deann and Wade so sorry for your loss. We will miss her from our Widow Persons Services of Amarillo. I enjoyed being on the board with her and being her friend.

  6. Donna Pugh

    Deann & Wade, we are so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a jewel! Cherish the many wonderful memories!!!

  7. Judy Kennedy

    I am so sorry for your loss. Diana was such a good worker and did so much for WPS. I felt lucky that she was a friend of mine. She will not be forgotten.

  8. Mary Siders

    Wade and Deann, thinking of you and sending prayers. Many fun memories with Diane and you two.

  9. Linda Costigan

    My condolences to her family and friends. She had such a kind soul, someone that would help anyone.
    We became to be good friends, like a big sister to me 33 years ago, down here in Houston, TX. Ofcourse dancing brought us to cross paths and that day I found a best friend. The talks we had, if it be about someone in her life or mine, the tears and laughter we shared. She was so supportive when I became a single mother, but it wasn’t long after that when she left Houston for good. It saddened me that I only saw her 1 more time. There was no more dancing nights, lunches/ dinners or just hanging out. I had always hoped I would make it up there to see her, but unfortunately time has ran out. I lost my best friend, but the world lost a person that had such a big heart and gentle soul.

  10. Patti sckolnik

    Miss my dear friend more then there are words for

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