Mary Jane Dooley (Sweeney)
Mary Jane Dooley was born Mary Jane Sweeney on November 10, 1934 in Toledo, Washington. She was raised in Gresham and graduated from Gresham High School in 1952. She passed away at home at age 83, surrounded by her husband and children.
After battling Pulmonary Fibrosis for two years, this beloved, strong woman of Swedish descent went home to be with the Lord. Mary's husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her life. Mary enjoyed poetry, piano, her grandchildren, cooking and her family.
She is survived by her true soulmate and husband of 44 years, Ivan G. Dooley; her sons, Kenneth Walter, Patrick Walter; daughters, Keri White, Tracy Wells; grandchildren, Ashley Tingley, Luke Walter, Katie Walter, Christina Sandefer, Julian White, Devon Wells, Jackson Wells, Makenna Wells, Heather Lilly; and greatgrandchildren, Paige Walter, Paisley Walter, Addison, Emma, Lane Tingley and Dayton Burke.
Mary's family will hold a private family celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse. Sandy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.