Dana Carole Stough Outlaw
Dana Carole Stough Outlaw passed away on September 5, 2021, in Beaumont, Texas. She was born to Charlene Temple Stough and Marcus Dowling Stough in Port Arthur, Texas on May 21, 1952. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, and later graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Following the receipt of her nursing degree she lived the remainder of her life serving others in various healthcare settings as well as in her own practice.
In addition to her unending focus on helping others, Dana was the consummate free spirit. From art, music, traveling, dance, and tai chi to spending time at the beach, the scope of her interests was limitless. Dana was a prolific artist, and her big brown eyes could precisely capture the eyes of any of her subjects, human and animals alike. “Day-Day” found endless delight in crocheting or felting small animals for her grandchildren, and she loved to send a painting or pastel to a grieving friend who had lost a loved one or pet. Her zest for life was profound and she was perpetually in awe of God’s beautiful creations surrounding her.
Her love for God, her family, her friends, and for humanity itself was fierce, and she lived to the end as a most generous and loving soul. St. Paul wrote in his first letter to the Corinthians that “faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” Dana had a strong faith and never lost hope even in the most dire of circumstances. However, her greatest legacy is the abundance of love she shared with the world, never ceasing to give the entirety of herself. Every space became brighter with her presence.
Dana is preceded in death by her father and survived by her mother and husband Joseph Whitfield “Whit” Outlaw; children Malorie Gist Leman and husband Thomas, Ryan Gist and fiancé Brittany King; Lawrence “Lance” Gist; Patrick Outlaw, Michael Outlaw and wife Kimberly and Kate Outlaw; and grandchildren Carolina, Mally and Lila Leman, Caitlin and Jamie Gist, Landes and Waylon Outlaw and Ellie Throop. She is also survived by her sister Janet Wine and husband Floyd of Arlington, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Art Studio Inc., 720 Franklin Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.
A memorial service for Mrs. Outlaw will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 N. Major Drive, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont, with burial of her cremated body to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.
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Wesley United Methodist Church
- 3810, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
- September 25, 2021
- 10:00 am
Burial of her cremated body
- 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
- September 25, 2021