Donna Christine Jelen
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Donna Christine Jelen
  • December 24, 1921 - August 11, 2017
  • Texas

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Donna Christine Garton Jelen

Donna Christine Garton Jelen, 95, died August 11, 2017 in Plano, Texas. She was born in Augusta, Arkansas on December 24, 1921. She was a sweet and charming redhead, well-loved by her family and friends.

She was married to Jerry Frank Jelen of Omaha, Nebraska for fifty years, until his death in 1992. Her oldest child, Janet Lynn Jelen, predeceased her. She has two surviving children: Susan Elizabeth Jelen of Plano, Texas, and Frank Whitfield Jelen of Houston, Texas. She also is survived by her one grandchild, Sarah Elaine Jelen Saint of Houston, Texas, her husband Christopher Saint, and three great grandchildren: Victoria, Alexandra and Michael.

She was active in the Hunters Glen Baptist Church of Plano, Texas for many years and particularly loved the Friendship Class and the wonderful ladies of that class.

After she retired from many years of government service, she enjoyed travel, her various cats and dogs, writing and talking to new and old friends.

The funeral will be at 10 am on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home, 2128 18th Street, Plano, Texas 75074, with burial afterwards.
Visitation will be Monday, August 14, 2017, from 5 pm to 7 pm, at the Ted Dickey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Hunters Glen Baptist Church.