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Robert Allen "Bob" McDonald(1915 - 2014)

Robert Allen "Bob" McDonald was born April 27, 1915 in Red Bluff, CA where he and his family worked their fruit and nut ranch. After graduation from Red Bluff High School in 1932, he worked at various places until 1937 when the state of the economy brought him to Klamath Falls to work in the robust lumber industry. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 and completed basic training at Camp Roberts, Calif. He was assigned to the "Avengers of Bataan," Company B 149th Infantry, and deployed to the Philippines with the position of First Scout. He separated from the army in Fort Lewis, Wash. as a sergeant on March 13, 1946, with the following honors: Expert Marksman M-1 rifle, Philippine Liberation Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal, Good Conduct and Victory Medals. Bob married his wife, Kathy, Nov. 11, 1943, and they had three daughters, Patti, Bobi, and Georgia. He worked at Kesterson Lumber and then Weyerhauser from which he retired. He was a long time regular at the Senior Center Wednesday Dance, where he met many wonderful people. He last attended the dance April 30, 2014, during which his friends helped celebrate his 99th birthday. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy, and daughter, Georgia. He is survived by his best pal and sister, Alta DeWitt; son, John Cox and his wife Kathy; daughter, Patti Patsch and her husband, Ron; daughter, Bobi Decker; son, Ian McDonald and his wife, Malaina; grandchildren, Glen McGregor; Todd Cox; Scott McGregor and his wife, Julie; Tia Christiansen; Angel McDonald and her partner, Cindy Hutton; Alethia Christiansen; Tara Butler and her husband, Jimmy; great grandchildren, Moira McGregor, Kahil Supinski, Eddie Brazil, Ainsley McGregor, Kasimir Supinski, Kaylee McDonald, Emma McDonald, Hayden McDonald, Austin Butler and Madison Butler; nephews and nieces, Pug and Barbara DeWitt; Marlys and Glenn Owens; Johnny McDonald, Dale and Yvonne Cox; Richard and Vickie McDonald; Kent McDonald; Ann and Cory Thompson; longtime friend, Alene Forney; and dear friend and pinochle partner, Alice Breed. A Memorial Service is planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bob's name to Klamath Hospice, 4745 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 97603. Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd, directors, now located at 2680 Memorial Drive, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601, 541-883-3458, is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Davenport's Chapel of the Good Shepherd
2680 Memorial Drive Klamath Falls, OR 97601
(541) 883-3458

Published in Herald And News on June 8, 2014
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