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.
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