Donna Kay Rains
Donna Kay Jones Rains passed peacefully at home on October 11, 2019, from complications of ALS that she fought bravely for the past 3 years. She was born July 31, 1946 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, the third of six children of Eunice Kuhn Jones and Oscar Homer Jones, Jr. She grew up on a cotton plantation near Wabbaseka, Arkansas. For most of her professional career, Donna was Oil and Gas Administration Manager and Partner with McCord Production, Ltd. In the evenings and weekends, she attended lectures and art classes at Rice University. Until her recent illness, she enjoyed participation in the Houston Assistance League, Junior League, and the River Oaks Luncheon Club. Donna and David traveled to many parts of the world with favorite places being London, Scotland, Germany and Norway, where they established special long-term friendships. Donna loved entertaining and welcoming many friends into her home, especially during the holidays, which she always made joyous and beautiful. Whatever the occasion, friends and family knew they could count on Donna for cheer and celebration. Donna was such a smart, outgoing, caring, considerate and sensitive person with a wonderful sense of humor, who enjoyed life to the fullest, especially with her daughter, Hollie, and her family. Donna made an amazing impact on many people throughout her life and she will be terribly missed by all her friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation in memory of Donna Rains for the support of Dr. Erika Simpson's ALS Research. Donations may be sent to: Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation, PO Box 4384, Houston, Texas 77210-4384.
Published on November 19, 2019


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