Donna Gail Ross, 59, of Orange, passed away Monday, Sept. 19.

Funeral services to remember her life will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Lynn Hogg. Entombment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Donna was born on July 30, 1952 in Mayfield, Ky., to her parents, Russell Clint and Joann Ross, also of Orange. Donna resided in Orange for the past 30 years. She was a very loving and kind person. Donna was known as being a special lady of simple life and loved nothing more than spending time with her dogs, Tootsie and Teddy, and her family and friends. Above all in her life, Donna cherished a close relationship with her family, and will be loved and truly missed by many.

Those who will most cherish her memory are the Love of her Life, Tony Monic of Orange; parents, Russell Clint and Joann Ross; sister, Renda and husband Norman Scott of Orange; and brothers, Russell Ross, Jr. and wife Vicki of Westlake, Kent Ross and wife Kim of Lake Charles, Twain Ross and wife Heather of Bridge City, and Tobin Ross and wife Kadie of Orangefield.

She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Trent Sprayberry, Lindsay Adams, Lori Ross, Dustin Ross, Tyler Ross, Lexie Ross, Raeli Ross, Kevin Ross, Haley Ross, Dylan Ross, and Randi Ross; and great nieces and nephew, Jaidyn Ross, Maliki Adams, and Easton Sprayberry.

For those who desire memorial contributions, please make a donation in memory of Donna to the American Cancer Society, 755 South Eleventh St., Suite 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701-3723 or