Oct. 12, 1943 – July 18, 2012
Michael Francis Donahue, 68, died at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings on July 18, 2012. Michael was born Oct. 12, 1943, in Richmond, Calif., the only child of Francis J. and Beulah Coates Donahue.
When Michael was 8 years old, his mother died and he was raised by his grandparents. At age 19, he lost his father. Michael graduated from Mackey High School in Mackey, Idaho, in 1961.
Michael met the love of his life, Carol Ann Harvey, and they were married on Feb. 8, 1964. They had been married for 48 years at the time of Michael’s death. Michael and Carol were blessed by two sons, Kevin and Corey.
Michael worked construction and had worked on the Yellowtail Dam until a rockslide broke his back. After healing, he worked several jobs including truck driving and working at a coal mine in Hanna, Wyo.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Donahue, of Billings; two sons, Kevin Donahue (Kelda) of Powell and Corey Donahue (Aurora) of Riverton; granddaughter Kimberly Donahue of Billings; and great-granddaughter Audrianna Neff, who was the light of her “Papa’s” life.
Funeral services were held on Monday, July 23, at Haskell Funeral Home. Burial was in the Cowley Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.haskellfuneralhome.com.