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Aurich, Donna S.

Donna Bulkley White Aurich passed away peacefully on the 26th of August 2011, while surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Parsons, Kansas, on the 22nd of September 1931 to Clyde E. and Zona Bulkley.

Donna is survived by her loving family: husband, Rev. George C. Aurich; children, Scott Aurich and wife Wanda, Mark Aurich, Jimmy Aurich and wife Dale, and Kimberly Aurich Smith; Grandchildren, Scotty, Nowery-John, Colton, Kimberly, Hunter, Cole and Hannah.

Donna entered college at the age of 16 and shortly after began her devoted lifetime career in education. She pioneered Special Education Programs at The Chelsea Place School, St. Luke's Methodist Church, Our Lady of the Lake College and Educational Therapy. She then founded her "Impossible Dream", Memorial Hall School in 1966. She was an dynamic woman who touched the lives of many children and families, not only in the U.S. but Internationally. Donna was a member of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. The Lord was her constant companion and she put His Love into action with everything that she did.

"Team Donna" would like to thank the staff of The Cottage of Spring Branch. "We will be forever grateful."

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o'clock in the afternoon until eight o'clock in the evening on Wednesday, the 31st of August, at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

A memorial service, to Celebrate Donna's life, is to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 1st of September, in the Sanctuary of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer Road in Houston, where her husband, the Rev. George C. Aurich, Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Good Sheperd and Headmaster of the Memorial Hall School, the Rev. Leo Symmank, and the Rev. Justin Coleman, Lead Pastor of the Gethsemane Campus of St. Luke's, are to officiate.

Immediately following, all are invited to greet the family during a reception in the adjacent Hines Baker Room.

Prior to the service, the family will have gathered for a private interment at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

In lieu of customary remembrances, donations in Donna's memory may be directed to Memorial Hall School, 5400 Mitchelldale St., Ste. A-1, Houston, TX, 77092; or to the National Alzheimer's Association , 225 N. Michigan Ave., 17th Fl., Chicago, IL, 60601.