DaOnne M. Fasick Ehlers Early, 92, of Amarillo, TX died Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Polk Street United Methodist Church Chapel. Burial will be in Brush Cemetery in Brush, CO. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
DaOnne was born March 11, 1927, in Loveland, CO to Howard and Loreta Fasick. She grew up in Brush, CO and graduated from Brush High School, in 1945. She attended the University of Northern Colorado (then CSCE) for two years in Greeley, CO and graduated in 1948 with a degree in education from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
In 1946, DaOnne married her childhood sweetheart, Kenneth Ehlers in Colorado Springs, CO. They both graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1948. They had two children, Kenneth D. Ehlers, II (1947) and Maudie Lee Ehlers (1953). The family moved to Borger in 1948, when Mr. Ehlers began his career with Phillips Petroleum. His work took the family to various US locations including Milwaukee, WI, the Chicago area, St. Louis, and eventually overseas to London, England, and Stavanger, Norway. After Kennie’s retirement the move was made to Amarillo, first in the home they built, and in 2000 they moved to Park Place Towers
During her early years in Borger, DaOnne was a charter member of the Josiah Bartlett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving twice as regent. She also was a member of United Methodist Women, PTA, First United Methodist Church, and the Paragon Club in Borger. When Amarillo became her home, she became a member St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Arredondo Chapter of the DAR.
A highlight for the family was the cabin they built in Angel Fire, NM, which was enjoyed by all for many summers. DaOnne enjoyed sewing, needlepoint, reading, playing Bridge in Borger, and in her early years, DaOnne enjoyed gardening. She also enjoyed the years they spent overseas which gave them the opportunity to explore Europe, making many friends, and having many experiences along the way.
Kenneth died on September 11, 2005 and DaOnne remained at Park Place Towers. It was there she met Rev. Julius Early. They married in 2006. It was a short marriage as Rev. Early died in 2011. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Sarah Ehlers.
Survivors include her son, Ken Ehlers and wife Margaret, of Tulsa, OK; daughter, Maudie Green of Rio Verde, AZ; brother, H. Cecil Fasick, of Cedaredge CO; three grandchildren, Peter Ehlers and wife Kelly, of Houston, TX, Mitchell Green and wife Lisa, of Montecito, CA, and William Green and wife Abbey, of Louisville, KY; and seven great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 4317 W Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79106.
Viewing will be from Noon-5:00 p.m., Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the funeral home.