Mary Jo Powell was born to Mike and Mary Powell on may 11th 1965 in Grand Forks, ND, and passed suddenly on March 26th, 2023 due to a heart attack. Mary is survived by her 2 parents, 2 siblings, 4 kids, 2 step sons, 15 grandkids, 2 best friends, and thousands of happy adopted pets.
Her parents, Mike and Mary Powell. Her kids Dustin Hoffman (Brittany), Devan Powell, Morgan Cool(Brandon), Brandy Davis (Garrett), and stepsons Jeremiah and Jacob Hoffman.
Her brother Greg Powell, and sister Kathleen Bearden. Her grandkids Desirae and Nathan Dickess, Carter Crum, Dominic and Tyson Hoffman, Tristan, Avin, Iceland, Crosby, and Maverick Cool, Unity and Ziera Hoffman, Macie, Kyler, Austin, and Adalyna Hoffman. Her 2 best friends Daryl Gonce, and Tricia Kennedy.
Devoting her life to her amazing family simply wasn’t enough. She selflessly shared 23 years with the Kootenai Humane Society as well. If you ever had the pleasure to meet Mary, you could instantly tell that she was the most family orientated person. From intimate Sunday dinners, family get togethers, and just watching her grandchildren in general; to the friendships she developed that lasted her lifetime. Along with her direct family, Mary was a mother figure to almost every single person and dog she met, and opened her heart to fit everyone and everything in need. Her pure and selfless soul will live on forever in the hearts of every person she met, and every dog she cared for, or found a home. She created a beautiful legacy of a family that will carry her presence forever. She leaves behind a love so abundant, and encouragement to adopt a forever friend in need. Spread kindness and love in her name.
Celebration of life will be May 21, 2023 at 2 PM at Companions Animal Center. 10275 North Atlas Road, Hayden, ID. If you knew Mary in any way, you are invited to come celebrate this beautiful woman’s life.
All flowers and memorial donations are to be directed to the Kootenai Humane Society in Hayden, ID. (208) 772-4019