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Donna Sanders – September 10, 2012


Donna Kay Actkinson Sanders, 72, of Amarillo, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at St. Stephen United Methodist Church with Dr. Stan Cosby officiating.  Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. in Muleshoe Memorial Cemetery in Muleshoe.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Donna was born in Muleshoe on Aug. 4, 1940.  Her parents were Troy and Ruby (Wilhite) Actkinson.  Donna attended school at Progress from 1946, until the Progress School was consolidated with the Muleshoe School System.  Donna finished Muleshoe High School in January of 1957 and married Ralph Roming in 1957.
In 1984, Donna went to work for the Texas Democratic Party State Office in Austin.
On Nov. 24, 1990, Donna married Bob Sanders.
After moving to Amarillo, Donna’s first job was with a law firm.  Donna later worked in real estate a few years and then went to work for Gene Messer Cadillac.  She worked there for 7 years and retired upon the sale of the dealership in 2007.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Doug Roming.
Survivors include her husband, Bob Sanders of Amarillo; two daughters, Dian Allen of Amarillo and Hollye Peters and husband Jason of Keller; a son, Bryan Sanders of Amarillo; a sister, Sue Sooter and husband Roy of Amarillo; 7 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6pm – 7pm on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
The family suggests memorials be to Ronald McDonald House, 1501 Streit Dr., Amarillo, TX 79106.

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