Curtis Lee McDonald September 26, 1954 - August 10, 2012 Curtis Lee McDonald known to all who loved him as "Mac" was born September 26, 1954. Mac made a deep impression on all of the people in his life, whether it was with his memorable, quirky one-liners combined with his crooked smile, or the amazing heirlooms he created with his blacksmithing skills. He was always thinking of others and what he could do to help them out with his endless list of skills. Mac spent 17 years working for the Kern Correctional office. His most memorable years on the job were those that included his time teaching prisoners to tame wild horses. He was a welder, a carpenter, a blacksmith and loved to fix meals for his family and friends. In addition to his talents he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Mac was preceeded in death by son Michael McDonald. Mac is survived by Wife Annette McDonald, step-children, who he loved so much, Michele Reyes and her husband JoJo Reyes, Ted Beavers, and Troy Beavers and his wife Michelle Beavers, and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by his 2 favorite aunts Nancy and Gail. On August 10, 2012, Mac's 19 year battle with a heart condition took him from us. A special thanks goes out to the team of doctors and nurses who supported and loved Mac through this long journey. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 25th, from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the home he shared with his wife Annette: 3200 Perry Place, Bakersfield CA, 93306. www.bakersfield.com/obits
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on August 17, 2012