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Donald B. McCumbyAfter a valiant battle with leukemia, Donald B. McCumby was cleared for takeoff to his heavenly home, December 6, 2012. He passed peacefully with his sweetheart, Carmen by his side and his family surrounding him in the house they built together.
He was born in Everett, Washington on August 1, 1935. After graduating from Everett High School, Don attended the University of Washington, where he received his B.A. in Business.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Carmen; his sisters, Mary Rogers (Dennis) of Snohomish, WA and Sandi Pedigo (John) of Everett, WA; mother-in-law, Ferne Frazier of Everett, WA; his daughters, Kristy (Hyland) of Las Vegas; Sheila McCumby of Anchorage; Mary McCumby and her companion Ben Sydnam of Wasilla; his sons: Donald F. (Diana) of Fairbanks, Scott C. and his companion Leisa Kelsey of Fairbanks, and Benjamin (Teresa) of Las Vegas.
A Celebration of Don's wonderful life have already been held
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Fairbanks Hospice, the Food Bank, or the
. Arrangements were entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Published in The Herald (Everett) on Dec. 16, 2012