Mary Jo (Littlefield) McDonald, BJ ’49, died Jan. 27, 2014, in Connecticut. During her time at the University of Missouri, McDonald was president of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and danced in the annual Savitar Frolics show where she won the award for best female performer in the 1949 show. Upon graduation, McDonald was asked by MU to serve as the assistant dean of women, which she did for one year. McDonald then moved to New York and took a job as agency secretary at the J. Walter Thompson agency. She retired there as senior advertising copywriter. McDonald and her husband Bob purchased the Madison Hardware Store in Connecticut upon their retirements. They operated “The Idea Store” for 16 years before deciding to fully retire. McDonald was active in many Madison civic and community organizations.
Updated: February 11, 2014