GREAT FALLS - Edward Lawrence Donohue, 74, of Great Falls died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, in Maplewood, Minn.
A funeral Mass was held at St. Ann's Cathedral and the rite of committal was held at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Great Falls.
Ed was born in Havre in 1931. He graduated from Havre High School in 1949 and attended Northern Montana College. He graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman in 1953 with a bachelor of science degree in architectural engineering. He joined the U.S. Army in 1953 and was stationed in Alaska as a surveyor.
After his discharge, Ed returned to Havre, where he became a partner in the construction company founded by his father, Edward Joseph Donohue. He was active in St. Jude's Parish. In 1962, Ed moved to Great Falls to join Shanley & Anderson as an architectural draftsman.
He met Carol Grace Balyeat while attending St. Ann's Cathedral and they were married there in 1964.
During his career, Ed worked for several firms in Great Falls, including Palmer Construction and Talcott Construction, before opening his own practice. Upon semi-retirement, he worked as a carpenter, concrete man, builder and draftsman/architect.
Ed was involved with St. Ann's, the Ursuline Center, St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. He volunteered his services for church construction projects.
Ed was warm , empathetic, had a good-hearted sense of humor and had a knack for conversation. Ed made and kept many friends.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Donohue of Great Falls; daughters, Libby Donohue of Minneapolis, Mary (Keith) Donohue Stetz of Breckenridge, Minn., Molly (Tim Rowbotham) Donohue of Branson, Mo., Amy (Michael) McGinn of Maplewood, Minn., and Heather Donohue of Memphis, Tenn.; son, Joseph (Annie) Donohue of Springfield, Mo.; sisters, Helen (Randy) Randlett of North Carolina and Mary Ellen Roylance of California; and several grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the family, in care of O'Connor Funeral Home, 2425 Eighth Ave. N., Great Falls, MT 59401.