Mary Joe Donahoo, 92, passed away on March 17, 2019 in Dallas.

She was born on Oct. 20,1926 in Brownwood to Rob and Laura Mae Wyatt. Mary Joe was raised near Early and graduated from Early High School in 1944. She married A.E. Donahoo in 1947 and the couple had two children.

Mary Joe was a housewife, co-started a small business, and an accounts clerk at Safeway's Division Office where she worked for more than 10 years. In her spare time Mary Joe enjoyed her church East Grand Baptist, bowling, her large extended family, and country music. Her family and friends remember her as a caregiver and nurturer.

Mary Joe was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and four brothers: Gene, Jim, Rex, and George Wyatt.

She was survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Melton-Cervantes; her son, Robert Donahoo; two brothers, Bob and Dan Wyatt; three sisters, Myrtle Donahoo, Martha Ryman, and Pat Reynolds; four grandchildren, Chris and Casey Melton and Ben and Kate Donahoo; two great-grandchildren, Callan and Royal Melton; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages donations to the Baylor University Scholarship Fund.