Dean Downey, Dana M.

December 7, 1966 - June 20, 2013

Dana Dean Downey, 46, of The Colony, Texas passed away on June 20, 2013 Beautiful wife, mother, daughter and sister. She is survived by her husband, Roy Downey, children, Selena, Nick and Haley Long, parents, Nola & Nick Dean, siblings, Nick and Jason Dean and Kristie Perez. She was a free spirit who enjoyed motorcycling, communing with nature and visiting with friends. She will be missed by all. So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly,keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.” Arrangements are under the direction of ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home 19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252, 214-306-6700.

20 replies on “Dean Downey, Dana M.”

Roy R. Downey says:

My most beloved, sweet and beautiful wife. The years filled with joy and happiness have flown by so quickly. My head may be filled with sorrow now, but my heart is full of love and happiness that you have so lovingly placed there everyday of our all to short life together. Your fight for life was brave and relentless. It’s time for you rest and rejoice with those loved ones that went before you.

I love you with all my heart and sole…..peace be with, we will be in wind together one sweet day.

Butch/Cindy Lorenz says:

Roy, our hearts are broken and are aching terribly for you. I know how much Dana meant to you. Please keep the faith that she is in a wonderful place and is waiting for you. I know that our Ryan is taking good care of her while your still here in earth. He has got to have that wide grin widened even more. We love and care about you dearly. One day, all this hurting will make sense.

With our deepest sympathy, Butch & Cindy

Brenda Downey says:

We will never forget Dana’s spirit and her sweetness.

glynda eveready keeling says:

my deepest condolences for you, roy, and dana’s family. she was such a very sweet lady. she sure will be missed. so, so very sorry.

Mary Berry says:

I am so sorry to hear of Dana’s passing. She had a heart of gold and she will be greatly missed. Roy if there is anything I can do please let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

Brenda Patterson says:

Nola, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that our Lord will give you comfort and peace now and in the times to come. Love you!

Haley says:

Angels come in many forms, for me it is my mother, with love I can not say in words there will never be another. Thank you god for giving me the most priceless of all treasures, help my lord to keep alive her memory here forever. I pray that I can someday be everything she hoped I would, that’s she’s smiling down from heaven knowing she did good. As we gather here today there is no ending to her story, another chapter has begun full of grace and glory. God has called her to her heavenly home, part of his great plan, although it may be hard, we all must understand. Faith is what is hoped for, things we can not see, heaven is promised to all of us, if only we believe. I will have you in my heart and my memories, i love you forever love haley

Melissa Downey Norwood says:

When I think of Dana I think of a lady with sparkling eyes, a playful spirit, and a kind heart. She will be truly missed.

Kathy Arnold says:

Roy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I met Dana one time when we came to Texas and she made me feel comfortable when I had no idea what we were eating in a 5 Star restaurant(she would tell me what we were eating) and she was funny, beautiful, and had a very sweet spirit. She was really down to earth. Also, talking to her on the phone, she was sweet and always cheerful. I will remember her sweetness always. I am so sorry…..

Diana Gotwals says:

Dear Sweet Dana captured my heart the first time I met her. Her smile and zest for life just drew me to her side. I would laugh as she shared stories about her adventures with Roy and Oscar(the famous pug). She was simply high on all the love in her life. My last visit with her was extra special as she shared every detail of their wedding. Her eyes just sparkled as the shear joy of the moment was relived. Her life was so complete and so happy. I am thankful for the memory of her dancing with my daughters, Katie and Kelsie. The band was good but
Dana was Cool!! They loved her free spirit and formed an instant bond. What can I say…she was just the best and will be deeply missed. Our prayers go out to Roy
and family. May God comfort your loss and fill the empty spaces with beautiful memories of Sweet Dana. God Bless,
Diana, Kelsie and Katie

Rod Downey says:

Donna and I will miss Dana with all our hearts. When I think of Dana I remember how loving and giving she was. At every family gathering, Dana spent time with our grandchildren and I know they all loved her. She was very special and had a great deal of love and caring for the entire family. Roy, your brothers and sisters love you and hope you find peace after losing our Angel.

Vicky Fields says:

dana my precious sweet sis i will miss you thur happy and sad times we always got thur it you were always there for me knowing you was so simply loving you was so precious you are so sweet but you could also be a bad ass but you knew when to turn it on and off we wilal l go to sunset marina next summer we both promised i will see you there if i have to take you roy and you know what im talking about just know that i will always love you you know that we will be together soon love u sis vicky hey i will write u in a few days keep in touch love




Thinking of you my friend

Kristie Dean Perez says:

“Of two sisters one is always the watcher, one the dancer.”
― Louise Glück

If this is true than my sister was the dancer; for she lived her life to her own beat and she was never afraid to try a new experience. And to set the record straight she was only 46 when she passed. Beautiful, smart, kind, inventive, sweetheart, best friend, caring and crafty are words that come close but fall short in describing her. She was a happy wife, happy Mom, super stoked about being a Grandma, loving daughter and thoughtful sister. She took care of everyone. We had so many great times growing up and it is still hard to accept that she is gone. Our memories will always be in my heart and will bring me comfort and happiness. Love to you always Sis. May God Bless and watch over you.

So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”
― Marilyn Monroe

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Nick Dean says:

This is for my beautiful, sweet, little girl, Dana. I fell in love with you the moment your Mother and I found out the good news that you were coming into this world. And when you were born I had my beautiful, sweet, little girl. As time went by my love grew stronger and deeper for you. There are no words that can express my love and caring for you. Sparkles in your eyes, kind hearted and playful, you could capture a person’s heart at a very young age. You were a loving, caring free spirit and a best friend. I could go on and on but it still would not be enough said about how wonderful and special you are to me. I know you cared with all you heart about your family and friends and you were so happy and excited when you became a Grandmother (Granna) and were looking forward to seeing little Nicholas as soon as you were feeling up to it. I know you are looking down from Heaven guiding your children and family to do better in life. You were such a happy person, high on life and full of beautiful stories about your adventures with Roy and Oscar (her little pug dog). Time went by so fast, it seems like yesterday when you were born, but you have been called home at 46. Time goes by so fast and in a short time I will be rejoicing in Heaven with you and all our loved ones. But until then I will have you in my heart and memories forever. I miss you – I love you – be happy and rejoice and rest my sweet little girl.

I love you,

Rena says:

Dana, You are missed by so, so many! I just can’t believe you are in you “Heavenly Home” so early in “Our Time”!
This is when I must lean on my Faith to remember that “God has a reason for Everything”!
He may have needed another *Special Angel* for his “Choir”… I *know* you are an Angel watching over me – *and* our Families – left behind!

You and I are “talking” much more; for *now*, you are with me, in my Heart – forever!

As you know, Prayers are being said for you, and your entire family,and Friends!
Yet, through my sorrow, is a “gladness” to know you are *no longer* suffering. And, in knowing that you are *now* relaxing and sitting next to God, among the others from our families – who arrived there before you, to prepare for your coming…

Continue to rest now, my Dear Cousin, in Love, Light, and Peace.

I Love You, Dana!

Harvest says:

Today is three months since we lost you!I never got to how much u meant to me. When i stepped off that plane and looked into your eyes there was a connection immediately. getting to know the past couple years were the best years of my life after getting to talk to you and listening to evything you had to say made me strong. I love you and miss you so much!!! ANd i still cant believe your gone. RIP mama

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