Dona Rowe

Dona Lynn Rowe, 52, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. She was born on July 8, 1971 in Texas City, Texas to parents, Richard Lee Alexander, Jr. and Jan Ellen Claybourn Alexander.

Dona is preceded in death by her father Richard Lee Alexander Jr., her grandparents Glenn and Gladys Claybourn, Iva Mae Alexander Kobayashi, Richard  “Dick” Alexander and Toke Kobayashi.

She loved photography and scrapbooking. She was very artistic and would even travel around the country to give classes in how to scrapbook.

Dona loved her time in band in high school. She played drums and was so excited when they won state. She spent her college years at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos.

Dona leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 15 years, Corey Rowe; daughter Gracelynn Rowe; mother Jan Alexander; sister Samy Mears and husband Aaron; niece Reagan Mears and nephew Alexander Mears and wife Lexi and special aunt Dickie Sue Fries (Aunt Soup) as well as best friend Jennifer Powell Breland and numerous friends and family.

In her honor, a memorial service will be Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 2:00pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas


  1. Dona was a sweetheart and help with school safety issues. We cherish the karate days and her sweet smiles. She was a genuine soul and loved her sweet family and Gracie so much. We are going to miss her. She helped make the world a kinder place. Rest in peace,.Dona…

    Kenzie Conway & family
    • We are so blessed to know and be friends with your family. I consider you guys to be family!! Thank you for all of your support and kindness!! The hugs helped me through the service! I will need many more for the incoming days! We love you guys!!

      Corey Rowe
  2. Dona has been part of our family ever since my daughter, Jennifer, met her in pre-school. They had such a strong friendship and we loved Dona so much. Our hearts are broken to lose her. Corey and Gracie, you are part of our family too and we send love and prayers to you both.

    Reta Warren
    • Reta, we will always be family!! Thank you for being so wonderful!!

      Corey Rowe
  3. We were so very sorry to hear about Dona’s passing. In addition to being a wonderful mother and wife, she was a very funny and warm hearted person. Our family will miss you sweet Dona.

    The Sullivan family and Freddie Morphis
    • Donna, we love you all so much!! You’ve been more than a blessing during this time!! Tell Aunt Freddie we love and miss her very much!! She is more than welcome to call me any time!!
      Thank you again for all you have done!!!

      Corey Rowe
  4. Dona always had the kindest heart and spirit, I love and miss my cousin.

    Hearts and prayers are with Corey and Gracie, and our family.

    Tom Deale and Family
    • Thank you!!! She would talk about you guys often! It’s wonderful to have such a great family!! We love you all!! Don’t be strangers! Grace needs to know her extended family!!♥️♥️♥️

      Corey Rowe

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