Michael Norman Donahue

Date of Birth

December 2, 1985

Date of Death

April 24, 2024

City of Death

Portland, Or

It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of Michael Norman Donahue. He left our presence on April 24, 2024, after suffering a brain aneurysm. He was 38 years old. Mikey was a native of the Santa Ynez Valley born on December 2, 1985. He leaves behind his wife and love of his life, Rachel, his mother Joan, his father and stepmother Tim and Kathleen Donahue, his older brother Nicolas, his nephew Nash, his niece Olivia, his step brother Andy, step sister Allison, as well as uncles, aunts, and numerous cousins.

Mikey also leaves behind a collection of lasting friendships that spanned the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Portland, Oregon, and the Hood River communities. Friends were always greeted with a smile and the biggest of bear hugs. If there was one other thing that set Mikey apart from others, it was his willingness to listen to you that made you feel that he genuinely cared about who you were and what you had to say. He lived in the present. He loved camping at the Oregon beaches with Rachel and his dog Bert and he loved his house in Hood River where they eventually settled. Those were two of his very happiest places.

It is our loss and it will be impossible to find someone who can replace Mikey‘s presence in our lives. He left us way too soon, there was so much more to do. He will be remembered always.

If you hear his voice like a whisper on the wind,
To remember the memories you had with him,
To make you laugh and put a smile on your face,
This is the legacy of Mikey’s grace

Rest in Peace my dear son,
Know that you are loved.


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