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John ‘Lucky’ O’Donnell III Memorial
John ‘Lucky’ O’Donnell III Memorial

John ‘Lucky’ O’Donnell III

John ‘Lucky’ O’Donnell III

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023

John Patrick ‘Lucky’ O’Donnell III, age 44, passed away February 22, 2023, in Seattle, Washington.  He was born June 23, 1978, to John Patrick ‘Pat’ and Terry (Sullivan) O’Donnell in Mission Viejo, California.

He lived in Seattle, Marblemount, WA, Eugene, OR, working mostly as a chef in Seattle.  He enjoyed all sports, but mostly Golf and Softball.

John graduated from Concrete High School in 1997; Skagit Valley College with AA Degree in 1999; Cornish College of the Arts with bachelor’s degree in 2002.

He loved being ‘Uncle Lucky’ to his friends’ children, baking cookies and doing art projects.

Lucky is survived by his mother and stepfather, Terry and Bob Garrison.

He was preceded in death by his father, Pat.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00, Sunday, March 19, at Clise Mansion, Marymoor Park, Redmond.  Lucky’s final resting place is at Union Cemetery, Sedro-Woolley, WA.  Memorial contributions are suggested to the VERA Project, Seattle.  Share memories of John and sign the online guest register.


  • Alethea Larson

    Lucky, you have been a part of our family since our family began – you taught me all the proper ways to torture Jed with a perfect balance of love and humiliation! The massive painting you gave us at our wedding is a centerpiece in every place we have lived. The snowmageddon Christmas ornaments you and Genevieve and I made the year we couldn’t get off Queen Anne are posted all year long on our pantry doors and it is a favorite memory of Uncle Lucky who came over one day and left a month later! Have always and will always love you deeply. Your soft and kind center tethered me to our family in some of the hardest times and I will forever carry you in the core of our familial foundation.

  • Blythe

    Oh Lucky,
    I have so many wonderful memories of our friendship during college at Cornish. The pictures only tell part of the epic friendship you had with Jed and Gunnar. I was happy to be along for the ride. Rest well, my old friend. I’ll be there to celebrate your life and spirit, and I’ll wear my fur coat, because I know you’d get a big kick out of it.