FC: Anne Margaret Donlon
1: We enjoyed her light from March 3, 1992 until February 10, 2012 But she lives on forever in eternity and in our hearts.
2: Anne was a friend to many. Although I did not know her half as well as I would have liked, we cared about each other all of our lives. I still remember the day I was at her house when we were around seven years old, and she had this amazing tub of wedding dress-up clothes. We put on wedding gowns and pretended we were each getting married. It was the way that she was always carefree and joyous, with a big, beautiful smile on her face, that I will miss most about her. In high school, she cared about me enough to come to my costume party (without dressing in regular clothes and saying she was a college student just so she could be cool...) and she was dressed in the pinkest, brightest dress you ever did see. She always came to my events, and she was always supportive! She attended my bridal shower, played the silly games, and she came to my wedding. Anne was always willing to act a little silly, be uncaring of whether or not she was the coolest person in the room, and through that, she taught everyone that it was okay to have fun. She taught me countless times to be girly, outgoing, and that asking questions in class for clarification never hurt anyone! I still remember all the times that I would whisper my question to her, being too shy to speak in class, and she would boldly raise her hand and ask the question for me. She was always the friend you could count on to be there, being her encouraging, supportive self, and giving you the best hugs. She was never afraid to ask for prayer, or to offer to pray for you if you needed it. I will miss her dearly. Hannah Voigt Salisbury
3: What a bundle of joy!
4: Was in love with every minute of her life. | I remember watching Anne sign “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” in class. That song was perfect for her. She was always smiling and such a joy to be around. I loved it when she spent the night with Jaymee. Could ALWAYS hear laughter!! She truly radiated Jesus’ joy! Can't wait to see her again! Love, Tonya Jones | Anytime I hear “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” all I can picture is Annie in her 80s get-up signing in ASL! I miss that crazy girl! Jaymee <3 | Ima miss you, Love. Thanks for making me confident with my height in heels Love you always. | Theresa and Family, You're in my prayers. Cast all your cares upon him, for he cares for you! Love Diane Carley | Today has deeply affected me. She has truly encouraged me to renew my faith and love for others. Thank you so much! | Anne, I thank God for the time I got to make memories with you, no matter how limited it was. You were one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known! I dearly wish I had more time to close dance-halls, have long talks, drink a little wine, and watch Sex and the City! Wedding planning was going to be a blast! But I know you’ll still be with us. I will miss your sweet, smiling face and your amazing heart. I’ll miss you. I love you love bug. <3 Adrianne Tullier
5: Romans 8:28, 30 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. And those he predestined he also called, those he called he also justified, those he justified he also glorified. Anne, I will forever miss you but I know in my heart that you are dancing with our Heavenly Prince and worshiping our amazing Lord. And I know that I will see you again. You are such a beautiful person inside out; every moment spent with you was a treasure just like you are. Jennifer Carr
6: Anne, When I think of you all I can think of is happiness. You were such a light and I admired so many things about you. I remember when you and Camille came to visit me in College Station and that girl hit your car. I remember when you and I went to run at the track with Darcy. I remember I showed up at church one morning and couldn’t find anyone to sit with so I was about to leave when you stopped me and started talking to me and then asked if I wanted to sit with you. I remember being prayer partners in Ecuador and being able to share all my excitement and experiences with you. I feel blessed for all the times I was able to share with you. They will always have an important place in my heart. Thank you for your constant smile. I love and miss you. Casey Webb You were a true image of God’s love on this Earth.
7: I remember Anne and I and a lot of other girls did cheer, even though I didn’t particularly like to cheer, I liked being with friends. I miss Anne being a captain and trying for us to look the best we could. I miss her. I’ll be praying for you guys. Love, Sarah Boedecker | I will always remember Anne’s smile and giving great hugs – got my last one at the Barn Dance. Patty Barker | I remember Anne at Main Street in her cowboy boots dancing when her favorite songs came on sharing other’s work & always with a smile on her face. | Dear Theresa & Andy, I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart broke when I heard the news. I’m praying the Lord will hold you and guide you each moment, every day, one day at a time. Love, Shanyn Zink | Annie, The light you could bring into a room was just so unreal. Your smile will definitely be missed! However, I know God was so excited to welcome you home and I know I’ll be seeing you again. Love ya girl<3 Magan C
8: I will always remember how beautiful of a person she was, inside and out! And how much she loved her high heels and hot pink clothes! I will miss you friend! | Special Memories of Anne From Christy Carmona Playing on the beach at the Veronie’s beach house Formal Dances Being the biggest help to Theresa Playing the part of Ma in “Ransom of Emily Jane” The brightest smile and sweet embraces given to all, especially her mom | Annie – I can't think of any greater time of grief than you're leaving us so early. We've all wept and mourned at Main Street. You loved us so openly and lavishly. Tonight I pulled out the Chamber of Commerce magazine and looked at your pictures fondly. I will look forward to seeing you again. Mr. Davis | Anne, You were /are one of the best young ladies I have ever met. Love you. I’ll see you when I get to Heaven! Tiff | Dear Anne, You were always having a party. I already miss you so much. Love you | From: Jeanne Colvin Those who the Son sets free are free indeed! You are sunshine & I am so looking forward to your hug in heaven!! | Jamming in my car and girl gossip! Her famous silly words as Hey Baby. Jess Lewis | Anne, Thank you for all the times you watched my daughter during single mom’s Bible study. | My beautiful sweet niece Annie. I know you are “Doin’ good” with the angels and the Lord. Aunt Denise
9: What joy for those who hope in the name of the Lord | Going to Colorado on vacation with you was a blast, Annie! I remember the hilarious skit that you and your dad did. It made me laugh so hard! And all those other amazing times we had together. I love you so much! You are a precious jewel to me. God bless you! Noel | Anne came over and watched our son while we went to a church Christmas function. She was so sweet & Clayton loved playing with her. I will remember her sweet spirit. Tammi O’Hearn | I’m so thankful to have known Annie! What a blessing she was in my life and in so many others! So sweet! So kind! So beautiful inside and out and such a woman of God! Camille | Annie, I hope you live the rest of your life with the angels. I <3 you sooo much. Jillian | My beautiful sweet niece Annie. I know you are “Doin’ good” with the angels and the Lord. Aunt Denise | I believer Annie & Katie have been given a special commission & role in Heaven & we will be awed & amazed at what that is. I know that she along with so many others we have known, will be waiting to welcome us with open arms while running toward her family. We now have Annie in the Great land of witnesses, watching & cheering us on. Love, Shanyn Zink
10: A precious sensitive little girl at TBC, always ready to help in ministering to others in any way. You can tell when a child is loved so well by family – they love others well! I love my memories of Anne. Suellen “Mrs. Plachy” | Annie Bananie, You were my best friend and I can’t express how much I am going to miss you. I am going to miss those days where you would call me up randomly just to talk and see how I was doing. I am going to miss our random Sonic runs and our Thursday night hang outs with Jenae. I am going to miss our long deep talks when I just told you about everything happening in my life. You really were the best friend I have ever had and you will never be replaced. We had a special bond that no one could understand. I love you so much. I can’t wait to see the new dance moves Jesus taught you. You were a barn boot beauty and now you’re a sweet angel praising the Lord. I am so thankful for the time I had with you. See you soon beautiful. I love you! S.B.H.
11: You were an amazing person with a huge heart. I know you are watching us from above. <3 Chandler | Annie always had a huge smile and hug for me – and she always called me by my name “Hi Mrs. Redweik.” She had such enthusiasm. Annie, love life. In His Grace, Alisa Redweik | This year at the barn dance Annie & I hung out together all night. I had so much fun talking & laughing with her! Madison Redweik | Anne, You were a beautiful, joyous and godly woman. I can’t explain what an awesome inspiration and blessing you were. We will miss you terribly! Love you!! | Psalm 100: 1- 3 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the Earth, Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs, know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Praise God in our sadness, for Anne is with her Savior! | Even if it was 2 am, Annie and I always made time to drink our coffee. Sarah Beth Day | Anne Girl, You helped more than I could or ever imagined! Thank you for making me realize the relationship with Christ I need! Love ya! Lauren
12: Peanut Butter Skit with Dad | Anne was always trying to be one step ahead of Andrew in Martial Arts. Anne and I took a road trip to College Station and we would turn the music up loud and jam in the car! Camille | Camille – “Oh my gosh, What? You’re going to Sam Houston State University next year? Didn’t know this.” Annie – “Yeah Camille, man you need to stalk me on facebook more!” | Annie, I had a special pong connection. “This is the Day the Lord has made – we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Love, Aunt Margaret XXXXXOOO | To my beautiful Anne, I can never forget the way we met on a rainy day and I started laughing because you were looking too pretty in your dress and boots. I will miss not seeing your in class, Love ya, Lorena | Thank you Annie for all your smiles & hugs! We will miss you! The Ontiveros Family | I guess I just loved to joke around and mess with you. Steven
13: When Theresa Whitten called to tell me the news, one of the first things she said was that my star pupil died. I responded by saying “No, that’s not how I knew Anne (not that she wasn’t one of my top students, she was). Anne was my friend.” I love all of you so much! I loved Anne dearly! I will greatly miss her! Thanks for graciously understanding that I won’t be up to interpreting the service My heart is broken and I don’t know how well I will be able to concentrate at the funeral. I love you and am here for you. Karen Luxner | A wonderful prize and huge help – Anne came up to help us set up, serve, & clean up for Kay Mayer’s memorial service dinner. It was So wonderful to catch up with her and serve for those we loved. Will always be a treasured memory. With great love, Kitty White | Your smile always lit the room at MSC. You made us feel like family & you become part of ours. <3 Jackie & Robert Younger | Anne may be my adopted “little-big-sissy” but she was pretty strong. In June 2007 she kept teasing me about a guy that kept calling me, and I kept insisting I didn’t like him. Anne came with my family to Six Flags that weekend, and after I got a call from the guy she started teasing me again. We were in the camper and she squished into the seat with me and started pushing and squishing and tickling me about this guy ha ha and now he’s my husband. <3 Your “big little sis” Sarah Hirsch | I loved her hugs & her smile & looking up at her. Deborah G. | Anne, Your smile could light up the room. You are one of the sweetest girls I have ever met! You have touched my life & so many others, and I thank God for having you in my life that short time. Love you! See you again.
14: Me: “Anne, you look great!” Anne: “I know.” “Anne, why do you need to get up at 5 am to do your hair and makeup at CAMP?” She would always hug & compliment me. I’m so proud that Camp Peniel LOVED her, even though she hated doing the paperwork. I’m glad that she blessed many there. I had to twist her arm to go to Ecuador. What a ministry she had there in a short time. Working, dancing, slumber parties, CLSG, being the spiritual leader for the younger girls. I love you Anne! Darcy | OMG where do I start. Annie was the sweeetest girl. We become close pretty fast. She always had a smile on her face. Annie, you were one of the ones that helped me have a different outlook. When my boyfriend and I broke up I was bawling and you said when I’m feeling down just open up your Bible and talk to God which helped a lot. I will never forget you. You are my angel now. I love you so much. Annie, you are now with God and one of his angels helping with miracles. I love you so much, Annie, and will miss you greatly! Always, Shelby Lane | Anne, Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful girl. You were an inspiration to many and loved like no other. I remember sitting by you and Jenae at church and I was just in awe at you while you were singing. You’re so graceful & beautiful. I love you. Love, Lauren | Dear Annie, I can’t wait to see your bright happy smile again when I get to Heaven. You always spread joy everywhere you went!! Precious Annie - - You’ve been a good friend to me and to my Lauren – We always have had so much fun talking about our bling! Love you, From Laura Green
15: My sweet beautiful Anne, Thank you for teaching me how fragile and valuable life is. For showing me how God must be a part of everyone’s life. For teaching me how to two-step and grabbing my hand and spinning me around the dance floor. Thank you for just simply being you. I love you Babay! <3 Jenae | I will always cherish that week Anne spent at my house as I was recovering from neck surgery. I don’t know too many 15 year old girls that would spend their 16th birthday rubbing someone’s hands & feet. Praise God for those Precious Moments. Janath | Playing with Priscilla & Christina Jeffrey. Scott & I will always share your memories. See you 1 day again. | Anne, Your light shined in the world, now it will shine in heaven! Taina Tavares | Dear Anne, I miss you so much that it hurts. All I can think about is when we were little how you always wanted to curl my hair or do my make-up. I wish I could go back to those days and relive them all over again. I know that you are having the time of your life up in Heaven. I just wish you didn’t have to go. I will miss you more than anything else. I love you. Christina | I don’t know if I ever saw Anne when she didn’t greet me with a big smile and a hug. She was a sweet, precious girl, and we’ll miss her until we see her again. She is rejoicing today in the presence of our Savior who loves her more than we ever could. Love you all, Marie Gonzalez | Anne, You beautiful sweet lady of God. You were so full of life and beauty from the inside out. I thank God I had the opportunity to meet you and know your sweet loving family. Run to the arms of Jesus protect us from above and guide us! Love you XOXO and Happy Valentine’s Day! Jessica Meza
16: Annie, You were a beautiful young lady who always smiled, sought me out for a hug and called me cute that day. You always wore the cutest dresses, blingy and jeans, lots of jewels, high high-heels and/or cowboy boots. You’ve touched so many lives around you and everyone love your. I’ll miss you always calling everyone “baby,” “girl,” or “darling.” I remember one time while I was cleaning the Halbert’s house you were saying you should stop I’m glad you didn’t I’ll miss yours and Lizzy’s sisterly fights. Thank you for being a blessing in my life. Miss you & love you, Kara | Annie – Joyous living life to the fullest every moment <3 | I remember seeing Anne as a toddler on the hands of her sisters. Pam & Gary Johnson | Theresa & Andy & Family – We are praying for you all for your healing and that God would comfort you & strengthen you during the days to come. Sincerely, Scott & Amy Booth | To my beautiful Anne, I will always remember you, cherish your memory and strive to be as kind as you are. God Bless You, I’ll miss you, Emily McClennen
17: This past fall I enjoyed sitting with Anne and Sarah Beth at a restaurant after the Dave Ramsey conference talking! And also enjoyed talking to them on the way home on the bus! She seemed to always have a smile on her face and was so full of life. You couldn’t help but smile if you were around her. She will be greatly missed! She touched many lives while she was here! What a blessing she was! Love, Lisa Killy | Anne was the best person to ride in the car with. She loved country music and we would listen to it blaring, singing the lyrics at the top of our lungs. I looked forward to car rides with her. Every country song reminds me of her. She always loved boots & told me to wear my boots with everything. The last times we hung out I was shopping for shorts & should go down a size because “they could be shorter & tighter.” I am so thankful when she was at our house so much. Thank you for sharing your sweet girl with everyone. I’ll miss my fellow pink lover, boot wearer & country singer. I love you guys so much! Rachel Whitten | Beautiful girl all the way around. I loved having Anne as my toddler class teacher! Love, Reb & Kah Killy | Love, Love, Love Because He Lives! “Grandma and Grandpa” Cutaia
18: Dear One, I will never forget the day you were born, the day I curled your hair with the curling iron when you were only 3, the days we drove out to take bluebonnet pictures singing all the way, the Thanksgivings you came over in your Pilgrim dress, the many wonderful rides we took on our bikes, I know you are blessing Jesus in heaven as we speak! We will never forget you. Thank you for letting us be your “substitute grandparents." | Anne, I never said thank you enough for all the times you watched my daughter Elayne and the other children at our Single Mom’s Bible Study! Love you! Sarah & Elayne Rowley | Annie was my first dance partner. She showed me how to conquer my fear of dancing in front of people and we become a heck of a pair over the course of the season. I will miss her (and her gaudy jewelry!) so much. I know she’s dancin’ for Jesus now Andrew Stahl
19: Anne, The family secretary and glue, you are in heaven dancing, playing and organizing some kind of work team. I’ll miss you so much until we are all reunited. I love you for always, dear Annie. Sally | Anne was the sweetest, always happy. You will be missed. | I’m gonna miss you Anne. John Anderson, AKA Shooting Buddy | Anne, You were such an amazing person to be around. I’m very glad I got to be with you here on earth. Hope your having fun with Him! Say hi to Michael for me! We will for sure see each other again soon! Yes, I wish you were here back on earth and I mourn as I write this, but we will be together soon and I need to stay positive! Love you lots, Kaki | Every time I ran into Anne I always got a loud “Hey girl!” and a huge hug! It always made the day so much better to see her joyful smile. Haley | Dear Donlon Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Anne was an amazing person. I am going to miss her smile around the school. Love, Kristin Hatch
20: Dearest friends, This is likely a non-traditional sympathy card, but it reminds me so much of Annie: sparkly, feminine, cheerful, dolled-up. How can we express what our hearts are feeling? It isn’t possible. Nonetheless, we are so very thankful we share the bond of Christ with you. Thank you for sharing your dear Anne with us that year for schooling. She blessed us, even to this day. We love you and are holding you close. God bless you each with His abundant grace. In Christ & with live, Jen, Scott, Jack Hannah, and Spen | Anne, I didn’t know you very well, but from what I did know of you, you were warm and compassionate, like when you came up to hug me when I was having a bad day. I’m going to miss your smiling face at the school. I love you. Love, Kristin
21: How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! Now we are children of God and what we will be has not been made known. But we know that when we see Him, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. I John 3:2, 3 Annie, Annie – Beautiful young Amazon lady – sporting lots of bling and skittering across the room in those outrageous high heels with outstretched arms – bending waaay down to give me a hug with a lilting “Hi, Mrs. Chumchal!!! – taking a few minutes to talk and really listening as well as blessing me with a glimpse of what was currently happening in your sweet, young life. Those moments always made me feel special and interesting because it was evident you really cared. Them, it was off to the next fortunate person to be a recipient of your attention – I hope they all realize how blessed they were. I want to grow up to be like you!!! I will miss you Sweetie!!! | I am gonna miss you walking in every morning and saying “Hey Bebe.” Rest in peace our sweet Angel! Love you, Lisa | To our special friends Andy, Theresa and all the family We love you all very much and are thinking of you constantly. Our prayers are with you always. Love to you, The Greens – Dennis & Laura & the Family
22: To my Anne, Random shoulder massages & how I was always jealous about how gorgeous you looked everyday! Work out/running buddy! I love you Anne! Jake Foster | Anne, You taught me how to copperhead road correctly & square dance. I looked forward to every “Hey bebe” and or big whenever I say you. Miss you baby girl. Jenae
23: What joy for those who hope in the name of the Lord! | Soli Deo Gloria