Jerry M. McDannald (1937 - 2007)

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Jerry M. McDannald, 70, of Collinsville, Texas, and West Yellowstone, passed away Sept. 15, 2007, in Collinsville, Texas. He was born June 21, 1937, in Houston, Texas, a son to Gordon Cleaves and Lily Mae (George) McDannald.

Jerry was raised and educated in Texas and attended the University of Oklahoma and Southwest Texas State University. He became involved in the RCA Rodeo and PRCA Rodeo. He rodeoed all over the country including an exhibition rodeo in South America. When he wasn't in the rodeo arena he was working his family ranches and oil drilling business (Mac Drilling). His family had ranches in Mexico, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas.

Jerry married Harlene (Brannon) in 1955 in Houston, Texas. She passed away in 2003.

Jerry and Harlene moved to West Yellowstone in 1995 after retiring, enjoying Yellowstone National Park and the mountains of Montana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Harlene; sister, Jolynn; and son, Mike McDannald Jr.

Survivors include his sister, Jane Russell of Collinsville, Texas; his companion and sweetheart, Lana Langford of Collinsville, Texas; grandchildren, Michelle Williams, Donna McDannald, and Gerald Michael McDannald III; nieces, Felicia Martinez, Christine French, Kim McKinney, Alexandra Schoenemann, June Russell, and Joan Wimberly; nephews, Nicholas Brailas and Mac Russell; and two great-grandchildren, Reed Williams and Rachel Williams.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dahl Funeral Chapel in Bozeman. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fir Ridge Cemetery in West Yellowstone, followed by a reception at the Roost Restaurant in West Yellowstone.

Memorials in his name may be made to the Rodeo Cowboy Alumni, John Hatley Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 9368, Fort Worth, TX 76147-2368.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Sept. 18, 2007
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