Mary E. McDonald, 67, of Strawberry, died Dec. 23, 2001, in Payson.
She was born April 26, 1934, in Hackett, Ark.
Mrs. McDonald was an inventory control specialist for SCM, an electronics manufacturing company. She moved to Arizona 18 years ago from Brea, Calif., and was a songwriter and a volunteer entertainer at the veterans' hospital.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Cecil R. McDonald of Strawberry; daughters, Brenda Valliere of Strawberry; Loretta Maveety of Redlands, Calif.; Karen Houghtaling of Yorba Linda, Calif.; sisters, Barbara Ann Vanatta of Fairland, Okla.; Florence Wallace of San Pablo, Calif.; brother, Clarence "Buddy" Wheatley of Afton, Okla.; dear friend, Ruby Archer of Modesto, Calif.; 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and her dog, Porky.
Graveside services were held Dec. 29 at the Valley of the Sun Cemetery in Chandler.
Arrangements by Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery.