Mary Jo Gomez, of Coarsegold, died Aug. 13, 2013 at the age of 73.
She was born on July 13, 1940 in Altadena, Calif. to Martin and Frances Stately.
Mrs. Gomez was known by locals as "Little Jo" from her waitressing days at the Coarsegold Inn, The View Point Restaurant and Katie's Country Kitchen. She lived in Los Angeles and Orange County before moving to the Coarsegold area in 1977.
She is survived by her husband David, daughters Dee Ann Smith and Teri Graham; sons Mario and Luis Gomez and six grandchildren.
More than 100 friends a family members showed up for McDole's celebration for life held Saturday Aug. 17 in Coarsegold. Remembrances can be sent to the donors favorite charity.