Donna Duke

Donna Theresa Duke

Thursday, September 23rd, 1937 - Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Donna Duke passed away peacefully on June 5, 2020.

Advent Lutheran Church
3232 S Cooper Street
Arlington, Tx 76015

Texas Health Resources Foundation
612 East Lamar Blvd Suite 300
Arlington, Tx 76011

The family will schedule services when social and wellness conditions allow. For more information, contact Wade Family Funeral Home.

Donna Duke was born on September 23, 1937 in Los Angeles to James F Hurst and Mary Ann Kiubisiak. She and her sister, Mary, were very close as they grew up together in California and Colorado. Even though they didn’t live near each other as they got older, they never let the distance come between them. She attended TCU, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and studied Domestic and Global Cultural Awareness. It was there that she met Don Duke -- they were married in 1957 and had 2 children, Luanne and Don. After raising her family, she began a career as a legal secretary for James “Papa” Knapp and eventually on to 25 years with the Law Office of Charles Wear before retiring.

She had great loyalty to her faith, family and friends. Her favorite role was that of Grandmother – known as Diga by her grandkids. She was so proud of Jay, Colby, Sam and Olivia and her great grandchildren, James, Ellie and Heather and often moved to tears of happiness by their triumphs and accomplishments. Her inner circle may have been small, but it was made up of fierce and lifelong friendships – Marcia, Suzanne, Cathy, Wanda, and Linda all meant the world to her. She felt so blessed to be part of the Advent Lutheran Church family. On occasion, she played a little bridge and was down for some quilting, but mostly, she lived a quiet and faithful life and made few left turns.

Over the years, she was cared for by many gifted and loving hands; our family would like to especially thank Joe with Cardio Vascular Home Health, April Harris, her niece and Dr. Joseph Austin for taking such good care of her during the past year.

She was preceded in death by her parents James and Mary Ann Hurst, brother James Hurst and her Aunt and Uncle, Louise and Abbott Jenks.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Orchard, daughter Luanne Wieland and husband Rick, son Don Duke and wife Cristy. Grandchildren Jay Wieland and wife Carolina, Colby Wieland, Sam Wieland and Olivia Duke. Great Grandchildren James Wieland, Ellie Wieland and Heather Wieland and many nieces & nephews.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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Cathy Descoteau Erakovich

Posted at 07:50am
I met Donna at Advent Lutheran church world relief quilting group where we became good friends over time. I would often see Donna at Tom Thumb on Park Row and Bowen where we would catch up on our families activities while waiting to check out. Donna was a kind compassionate person whom I grew to love dearly. I will miss Donna ... God's Blessings to her family . Rest in peace dear Donna...Cathy Erakovich.

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