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Stacie Lanelle Leary

Obituary for Stacie Lanelle Leary

December 30, 1969 - November 27, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 48


Stacie Lanelle Leary, age 48, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at St. David's Hospital in Austin, Texas. She was born on December 30, 1969 in Littlefield, Texas to James Lee McDonald and Katie Nell Blackstone McDonald.

Growing up in Pampa, Texas, Stacie was an active member of both the Mary Ellen and Harvester Church of Christ Youth Group and the Gray County 4-H program, where her passion for fashion design would flourish. Her clothing and fashion project work would win Stacie the Gold Star Award and an invitation to attend the National 4-H Congress in Chicago.

Stacie graduated from Pampa High School in 1988. She would continue her education at Texas Tech University where she would graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and Merchandising. She married James Charles Leary on August 19th, 1995 in Pampa, Texas.

As a young design professional, Stacie would find success working with Mike Benet Formals in Pittsburgh, Texas. Her prom dress and formal wear designs would be featured in many national publications, including Teen, Your Prom, and Seventeen Magazine. Stacie's career path would include stops at Commonwealth Edison, Electronic Arts, First American Corporation and the J. Hilburn Clothier. Her most recent position was as a Senior Project Manager with the UT System Administration in Austin.

Stacie was blessed with a very close and loyal circle of friends. She continually put others before herself, even as she fought her own terminal disease. Eager to lend a hand and always ready with the perfect gift for any occasion, Stacie was blessed with the ability to know just what someone needed to hear to be put at ease. Her friends and family knew her as the queen of hospitality and her warm personality will be remembered most of all.

Stacie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Horace and Elizabeth McDonald of Quitaque, Texas and Harvey and Bonnie Blackstone of Enochs, Texas.

Stacie is survived by her sons, Johnathan James Leary and Eoin Elliott Leary of Austin; her parents, Lee and Katie McDonald of Lubbock; her sister Sherri George and husband Sean of St. George, Utah; her brother Kirk McDonald and his wife Krista of Fairview, Texas; and her sister Kim Roberts and husband Matt of Fredericksburg, Texas. Her nieces and nephews include Zoya, Pate, Moira, and Levi George; Kailey, Lane, Miles and Ella McDonald; and Tristan, Aubrey and Lila Roberts. Stacie is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and lifelong friends.

Memorials may be given to a GoFundMe account to benefit Stacie's sons Johnathan and Eoin. (

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