Mary Ellen Donaldson, a Lebam resident died Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Willapa Harbor Hospital; she was 71. She was born December 22, 1943 in Lansing, Michigan to Leon and Altie (Buxton) Johnson. January 20 of 1968, Mary was married to her husband Richard in Arizona. They moved to Washington State and have lived happily throughout the rest of their time together. Mary was a member of the Lebam Community Church, who loved life and was loved by all who knew her. Mary was preceded in death by her father Leon Maxim Johnson, and by her mother Altie Mae Buxton. She is survived by her husband Richard Donaldson, their son James Donaldson of St. Louis, Missouri, and their daughter Beverly Powers. Mary is also survived by two sisters Cecelia Benovsky of Prescott, Arizona, her sister Sharon Morse, of Vader, Washington, by 5 grandchildren and by 13 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Lebam Community Church at P.O. Box 188, Lebam WA 98554. There will be a Service held at the Lebam Cemetery on Thursday, November 12 at 3 p.m. Following the graveside service, there will be a dinner held at the Lebam Community Church.
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