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Dona Nunnally

October 10, 1940 — July 20, 2016

Dona Rose Nunnally, age 75, passed away on July 20, 2016 in Craig, Colorado. She died surrounded by many loving family and friends.

Dona was born in Lubbock, Texas on October 10th, 1940 to Chrystel Surginer. In 1946 they moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico where they owned Mockingbird Hill cabins in the Upper Canyon. Dona graduated from Ruidoso High School in 1959 and also reigned as the Aspencade Queen that year. She worked in the banking industry for approximately 20 years and was promoted to bank branch manager at Security Bank.

On November 18, 1964 she married the love of her life Sam Jones Nunnally and together they raised three children. She is survived by her son Jeff (Sandy) Nunnally, her daughter Amber (Dave) Shaffer, her grandchildren Skyler, Autumn, and Austin. Dona is preceded in death by her husband Sam, her son Greg, and her mother Chrystel.

In 2007 she moved to Craig, Colorado where she made countless friends and always brightened their day. She was anxiously awaiting football season so she could cheer on the Denver Broncos with her fellow fans.

We will say goodbye to Dona Rose on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 10:00am at the First Christian Church in Ruidoso, New Mexico followed by a committal service at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Dona loved her family and her friends with all her heart. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she met and as a result she had a multitude of friends - to quote one of them "she was a shining ray of light here on earth and will make a beautiful angel in heaven." Heaven rejoices!

We all love and miss you!


First Christian Church
1211 Hull Road
Ruidoso, NM  88346
Saturday, August 6, 2016
10:00 AM
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