GEORGE M. DONAHOE
George M. DONAHOE An iconic figure in the ocean side community of Ocean Shores,WA, died suddenly on Monday, January 9, 2012. George grew up in Seattle graduating from Lincoln High School in 1959 and attended the University of Washington. Moving to the coast in 1962 with his family, George also attended Grays Harbor Jr. College while assisting his parents with the management of their resort, Alexander's by the Sea. He became infatuated with the life at the coast and even then dreamed of the potential that lay at his feet. That dreaming led to the establishment of one of the first time share condominiums in the State of Washington. George became an acknowledged leader in the time share and vacation ownership industry. He was a significant contributor to the growth and development of the industry serving at one time as the National Sales Manager for RCI, the largest timeshare exchange company in the world. George ultimately returned to Ocean Shores where he acquired and successfully sold out the Windjammer time share condominium. George always had a new idea, a new project and a new dream and most important the unbridled enthusiasm to pursue each. In 2010, George opened Donahoe Brokers realty and rolled up his sleeves, there was work to be done. George loved the beach and the people who reside there. He was a dedicated family man, survived by his wife MaryLou of 43 years, daughter Dawn, sons Kelly and Gerry, four grandchildren, brothers Bill, Charlie and Jim Donahoe, Sisters Roseanne Donahoe and Darcy BishopHe touched many hearts and will be greatly missed. An informal memorial will be held at Faith Community Church, Ocean Shores, Wa., January 28, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Published by The Seattle Times on Jan. 22, 2012.
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George was a family friend we grew up together. I loved the whole family .
Karen Badgley
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January 17, 2021
I can not express enough to all of you my sincere and deepest sympathies. George was near and dear to my heart from the day I met him & Charlie and his Family. May you all find comfort and peace in each other. My heart and prayers are with you.

With love and my deepest sympathies,
Michelle Wright
Michelle Wright
February 21, 2012
So sorry to hear about George. Love to all. I wish I had the address of some of you. Anyway, The Badgley girls are thinking of all of you and wish we could have been there for the Memorial Service. Karen Badgley, Betsy Korb, Sandy Godsil
Karen Badgley
January 31, 2012
To the Donahoe Family
TWe used to own a time share at the Windjammer ...It was George's suggestion that we move to Ocean Shores as house painters were needed. After praying about it ..we put our house in Portland on the market and it sold..That was in 1993. WE have no regrets ...we love it here' We have aprreciated the kindness of the donahoe family ....Praying for you at this difficult time ...Donald and Kathleen Rictor ..
Donald and Kathleen Rictor
January 28, 2012
To the Donahoe family:
We own timeshares at Windjammer and through that we met George and Charlie and Darcy. WE have always felt like our time share vacations are like coming home to family. We have appreciated their kindnesses to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Mahlon and Audrey Horton
January 28, 2012
To Mary lou, wishing you all the best and our deepest thoughts are with you and your family.. from the Hobbs family we love you Mary lou hope we see you soon Cam
cam hobbs
January 23, 2012
So sad to lose such a wonderful community leader, I wish George's family peace and comfort at this time of loss.
Lee Hauser
Lee Hauser
January 23, 2012
To MaryLou, and Family,

Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts, and prayers

are with you ,and yours.

Jorja and Mike Aust.
January 23, 2012
The Badgley family are sending our love to Charlie, Bill, Jim and Roseanne and George's wife and family. Sandy Godsil, Karen Badgley and Betsy Korb What a shock and loss.
January 23, 2012
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