We have lost Donita Lue Biggs Lilly, our loving mother and devoted grandmother on Dec. 3, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with COPD. Donita was born on March 6, 1934, to parents Dick and Helen Biggs in Cyril, Okla., and was preceded in death by Richard W. Lilly, her loving husband of 41 years, on December 23, 1995. Donita was born and raised on a farm outside Cyril, Okla. She married her first love, Richard â€œDickâ€ Lilly on September 23, 1951. Donita has lived in Rockport, Texas since May 1979.
Donita is survived by her son Rick Lilly and daughter- in-law Kim Lilly; daughter Denise Lilly and son-inlaw Fred Dreiling; grandsons Scott Lilly (Bonnie), Chad Lilly and Spencer Dreiling (Niccole); granddaughters, Regina Lilly Gonzalez (Oscar), Jill Dreiling Wilson (Keith), Elizabeth Dreiling (Robert Nuckols), Kayla Havelka Clark (Jason), and Kelsey Havelka; great-granddaughters; Chase L ynn Schoen, Michaela Wilson, Lauren Goering, Keely Wilson and Brittney Ettenger, greatgrandsons Brayden Lilly, Kanon Gonzalez, Mason Dreiling, Nicholas Billman, and Robert Ettenger; stepmother Emily Biggs, and her loving dog and longtime companion Cydnee. Donita was a selfless, giving woman; did not have a mean bone in her body; was generous to a fault; had a wonderful sense of humor and she sang beautifully.
Donita loved to travel throughout the United States and Europe. She was an accomplished seamstress and a formidable Scrabble opponent. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the Rockport Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the hospice facility of your choice.