December 29, 1923 ~ October 30, 2014
Mary Rose (Newton) Donaldson passed away on October 29, 2014 at her home in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 90.
Mary was born to William George Newton and Julia Sarah (Saice) Newton on December 29, 1923 in Mahnomen, MN. She graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1942 and then worked at Northwest Airlines Defense Plant in St. Paul modifying B-24 aircraft during WW II.
She was united in marriage with Leo Armond Donaldson December 9, 1946 in Gary, SD and they lived there for a time. Leo and Mary settled in Fargo after WWII and the Korean War.
Mary loved volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and served for 33 years. She was a member of St Anthony's of Padua Catholic Church. After Leo passed away in 2000, Mary moved to Florida in 2004 to live near 2 of her children when she "retired".
She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Steven) Munn, Michael (Aliceann) Donaldson, James (Pam) Donaldson, Gary (Jeanine) Donaldson; sisters, Ada Jorgensen, and Marlyce Sather; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and many friends and family who will cherish her memory.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; brothers, Leonard, Vernon, William, Paul, Charles, Ernest, Frank, and Robert Newton; and sisters, Edith Brown and June Abbott.