Dana Ewing Saenz, 56, passed away Friday, March 4, at MD Anderson in Houston. 

The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, at Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.

A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday evening from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the church. 

Born in Port Arthur on June 22, 1959, she was the daughter of W.R. and Nancy (Stanley) Ewing. She graduated in 1977 from Thomas Jefferson High School; in 1979 she graduated from Lamar as a Registered Nurse and worked for St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. Dana was a beautiful, wonderful wife, mother and Mimi and will be greatly missed by all family and friends who knew her. She was a selfless person in every situation and always put others first.

Those that are left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 31 years, John Saenz; daughter, Carissa Saenz and grandson, Brentley Roy all of Bridge City. She is also survived by her brothers and their wives, David and Karen Ewing of Broussard, LA, Mike and Patti Ewing of Corpus Christi, Chris and Cheryl Ewing of Kaufman and Chad and Traci Ewing of Port Arthur; sister-in-law, Jana Ewing of Kaufman; Uncle Ray and Aunt Vicky Stanley; father and mother-in-law, Angelo and Theresa Saenz of Nederland; sister-in-law Rose Allen and friend Ben of Port Arthur; sister-in-law Karen and husband J.P. Massaro of Providence, RI; brother-in-law Shane and wife Juliet Saenz of Nederland and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Serving as pallbearers will be David Ewing, Mike Ewing, Chris Ewing, Chad Ewing, Shane Saenz and Will Guidry.

Her family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her memory to Jake E’s Riding Roundup, 10626 FM 429, Kaufman, TX 75412 or www.Jakeesrr.org. Jake E’s Riding Roundup is a nonprofit organization established in 2010 after the death of Jacob Eli Ewing, Dana’s nephew. The center provides healing through PEACE, People through Equines Achieving Courage and Empowerment with a goal to help each rider achieve independence.