Mary Kay Donovan-Smith


Mary Kay Donovan-Smith,74, resident of Dickinson, Texas passed from this life surrounded by her loving family, October 20, 2021. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 22, 1947 to proud and loving parents, Thomas and Mary Ann Donovan.  She was one of thirteen children. Mary Kay grew into a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. When she met and married the love of her life, Thomas L. Smith her life was complete. As the family grew, four grandchildren and then three great-grandchildren filled her life with joy.

Mary Kay was preceded in death by her father, sister, Donna Maddix and brother Leonard Donovan.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, husband Thomas L. Smith; son Darren Donovan; step-son Michael Smith; mother, Mary Ann Donovan;  sisters, Therese Ann Bernier, Irene Cavanaugh, Maureen Laslie, Sharon Johnson, Kathy Vargas, and Colleen Grabenhofer; brothers, Raymond Donovan, Kevin Donovan, Brian Donovan, and Joseph Donovan; four grandchildren, Catherine Ann Fullmer, Stephanie Cole, Thomas Donovan and William Donovan; three great-grandchildren, Malachi Fullmer, Elijah Fullmer and Keira Cole, as well as numerous friends and extended family.

In her honor a visitation will be held, Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 4:00 to 8: 00 pm with a rosary at 7:00  pm in the Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, Texas. A funeral mass will follow Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10:30 am at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church. Committal will be on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:00 am at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, Texas.



  1. May you Rest In Peace, Mary Kay. Mary Kay and I graduated from MAA together and I was so glad to see her at our 50 year celebration! I’ll keep you all in my prayers! I always remember her beautiful smile and disposition!

    Therese Stancik
  2. I too graduated with Mary Kay from MAA & we quickly became friends on social media.
    What a lovely person Mary Kay was, who will be deeply missed.
    My heart aches. You’re in my prayers.

    Darlene Swiat
  3. R.I.P. sweet cousin…I will always remember you. your constant battle for the less fortunate, the unborn, and the abandoned pets will forever be in our hearts!
    With Love, Cousin..Jim Zeiger.

    Jim Zeiger
  4. Rest in peace Mary Kay. I will cherish our many conversations about animal rights, you provided me with so much information about medications that were bad for pets which I still refer to today. I will miss your sense of humor and the Facebook chats. Rest easily my cousin, the other Zeigers in the clan will take it from here.
    Linda (Zeiger) Wells

    Linda Wells
  5. So shocked to hear. My thoughts and prayers to Mary Kay and all her family. I knew her in high school also. We just connected again a few years ago on Facebook. May you Rest In Peace Mary Kay.
    Diane Millies

    Diane Millies

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