Mary Lou O'DONNELL (1929 - 2017)

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O'DONNELL,
Mary Lou

"Fair Winds and
Following Seas"

Mary Lou lived simply
and loved greatly.
She will be missed by all.

Mary Lou O'Donnell, 88, born on July 18, 1929 and passed away on November 27, 2017 in Spokane, WA. She was the daughter of Elsie (Winchell) O'Donnell and John Thomas O'Donnell. She had one brother, Jack Eugene O'Donnell who passed away in 1996.
Mary Lou O'Donnell retired from the US Naval Reserves at the rank of Commander and served for 26 years, including duty in the Philippines during the Korean War. She retired as the Spokane, WA USNR Unit Commander.
Mary Lou's occupation was a Registered Nurse that served others at the Sunshine Retirement home in Spokane Valley, WA until she retired.
Mary Lou tirelessly volunteered at her beloved Spokane Union Gospel Mission; donating the ice cream machine and working to screen for tuberculosis cases and improve public health of the Gospel Mission community.
Mary Lou was an avid fisher-person, including some Salmon Fish Derby wins for King Salmon and Halibut. Mary Lou enjoyed reading, classic movies and watching Baseball; especially her Cleveland Indians and the Seattle Mariners.
She is survived by her nephew John Patrick O'Donnell, Tigard, OR, great-niece Heather Sura Robinette, Ellensburg, WA, and great- nephew, Ryan Oliver O'Donnell in Billings, MT.
At Mary Lou's request there will not be a funeral service. "

Published in Spokesman-Review on Dec. 3, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home
1306 North Pines Road | Spokane Valley, WA 99206 | (509) 924-9700
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