Mary Jo Dooher Isenmann of Federal Way died May 25 in Tacoma. She was 67.
Born to Howard and Oneita Dooher on July 21, 1935 in Portland, Ore., she was educated in Oregon, attending St. Mary’s of the Valley and Marylhurst University.
In 1990, she retired after 23 years as a teacher with Tacoma Public Schools, having spent the majority of her career with developmentally disabled children.
After residing in Federal Way for many years, she moved in 1994 to Coupeville on Whidbey Island, where she was a member of the Coupeville Arts and Festival Committee.
At the time of her death, she was a resident of the Village Green assisted living center in Federal Way.
She is survived by a son, Mike Isenmann of Federal Way; daughters, Heide Tacheron of Covington, Kathi Nelson of Tracy, Calif. and Anne Long of Portland; former husband Helmut Isenmann of Maple Valley; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. June 2 at St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, 30525 Eighth Ave. S., in Federal Way.
The family requests that any memorials be made to the Washington Special Olympics or to Marylhurst University.