Robert E.Lee High School
Springfield, Virginia
Class of 1971 - Memorials

Dona Kay Hix

10 Jan 1954 - 11 Oct 2018
64y 9m 1d


Dona Kay Aronowitz passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Tomball, Texas. She was born on January 10, 1954, to Arvle and Dona Lou Hix in Dallas, TX. She lived in Missouri, British Columbia, Canada, Dauphin Island, Alabama and Oklahoma before attending 8th-12th grades in Virginia. After high school she attended the University of Texas and studied Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood and English. In college Dona met her husband Steve through Young Life. They were married on July 12, 1975 in Ft. Worth, TX. They moved to Dallas where Steve attended Dallas Theological Seminary and Dona taught public school kindergarten and Title 1 reading. Dona and Steve relocated to Iowa in 1979 where they lived for 23 years raising their children and serving others through the church. In 1986, they moved from Hiawatha to Mt. Vernon, Iowa, to start Community Bible Church and raise their family. Dona led Bible studies, mentored young moms, volunteered at her kids' school, took care of the household and was steadfast in her love and support of her husband. After spending 13 years working at home and raising her children, Dona became director of Holloway House Learning Center in Cedar Rapids, IA, where she taught and ministered to families for eight years. Upon moving back to Texas in 2001, Dona started her own school called A to Z Learning Center where she taught for 16 years and was known as Mrs. A to Z. She retired in 2018 after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Dona will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Steve, of 43 years and their children and grandchildren: John and Mollie Aronowitz, Leigh and Jack of Ames, IA; Mark and Becca Aronowitz and Avery of Savannah, GA; Amy and Doug Bear, Madeline and Eleanor of Ankeny, IA; and Lisa and Andrew Selvadurai of Des Moines, IA. She will also be missed by her father and his wife, Arvle and Pat Hix of Georgetown, TX; her brother and wife, Robert and Lorri Hix of Waxahachie TX; and her sister and husband, Gay Lynn and Larry McClurg of La Crescent, MN; her mother-in-law Jean Aronowitz of Little Rock, AR; her sister in-law and husband Anne and David Newell of Little Rock, AR, ten nieces and nephews, and countless other close family and friends. Dona was preceded in death by her mother, Dona Lou Hix; her father-in-law, Marty Aronowitz; and her niece, Jeanie Newell.


Steven Martin Aronowitz - 14 Jul 1975

1970 1969 1968

Cemetery Unknown

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