Donna Sue Howell Drew was born on Nov. 3, 1950 in Lovington, N. M., to H. H. "Chub" and Jean Howell. She passed away on Oct. 12, 2010 in Corpus Christi. Donna grew up in Lovington, N.M., where she graduated from high school in 1968. She graduated in May 1972 with a B.S. degree in Education from New Mexico State University. She taught for 36 years at Tuloso-Midway ISD in Corpus Christi. Her students described her as a fun and caring teacher who treated all of her students like her own kids. Donna was also well known for giving assistance and encouragement to beginning teachers, and was a great mentor for them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Jean Howell; and her son, Nicholas Wesley Drew.

She is survived by her husband, James Drew; sister, Paula Howell (Joe) Christo of San Antonio; and two nieces, Meredith Christo Ninness of Austin, and Lindsay Christo of San Antonio; and a host of other family members and friends.

A celebration of Donna's life was held on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Crisp officiating. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tuloso-Midway ISD Education Foundation, PMB 1013, 11101-9 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78410.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home