Paul E. Donahoo

Obituaries | Gillette, Wyoming

Paul E. Donahoo, loving father, husband, and grandpa passed away March 27, 2021 after losing his battle to cancer. Paul lived for his children and grandchildren. Paul was born July 25, 1942 in Wichita, Kansas to his father Paul Donahoo and mother, Elizabeth Tinnell. He grew up in Lander, Wyoming as a child.

Paul spent most of his life working in the coal mining industry and was a heavy equipment operator for most of his career. He met his beautiful bride Mary Ann Apland, marrying her in 1959 in Thermopolis, Wyoming; they were happily married for 50 years. They welcomed six wonderful children that they cherished and raised in different areas of Wyoming.

Paul and Mary Ann played country music for several years around Wyoming, and Paul loved to play the guitar and sing lead vocals. He enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler with his family on all the camping trips they took in the Big Horn Mountains.

Paul is survived by his daughters, Shirley (Jay) Luedtke of Omaha, NE and Connie (Curt) Holwell of Castlerock, CO; his sons, Paul Donahoo (Phillip) of Columbia Falls, MT and Brion (Sandy) of Gillette; 15 wonderful grandchildren and 16 wonderful great-grandchildren. Paul was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Ann; daughter, Cindy; son, Jerry; and parents Paul Donahoo and Elizabeth Tinnell.

His funeral will be held at High Plains Community Church (3101 W. Lakeway Rd.) Thursday, April 1, at 11:00 am.

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Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.

 

 

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