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Dora L. McDonald(1919 - 2013)

DORA LEAH McDONALD November 20, 1919- July 20, 2013 Saturday afternoon with her family and nurse, Martha at her side. Dora peacefully slipped into eternal life. Dora was born November 20,1919 in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up on a small farm in Independence. Dora moved to California during the 1940's living in Pleasanton. Dora traveled to Tehama to visit friends Edward and Lavurn McDonald. They introduced Dora to one of Edward's younger brothers, Murl McDonald. Dora and Murl married on December 31, 1948 in Reno, Nevada. Dora was happy and excited to be part of the large McDonald Family. She loved her numerous nieces and nephews. Dora thrived on hard work and caring for others. Anyone who visited her home was offered food and beverage. Her door was always open to family and friends. Dora loved cookies, visits with family and friends, caring for others and taking drives. Dora is survived by her children and spouses Louise and Jim Johnstone, Murl and Diane McDonald, Earl and Cindy McDonald, grandchildren Dru and Heidi McDonald, Natalie and Ken McDonald, Dana and Lee McLaughlin, Joey Johnstone and Sean and Justine Cotton and three great grandchildren Aubrey, Kinsey and Sean Jr. Dora is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by infant son John and husband Murl Sr. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m. at Hall Brother's Mortuary in Corning. A dessert reception will be held at the chapel. Burial and graveside service will follow at the Los Molinos Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Los Molinos High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 1031, Los Molinos, CA 96055. Dora's Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Datu and the entire staff at Red Bluff Healthcare Center. Their professional and loving care and friendship will never be forgotten.

Published in Daily News on July 24, 2013
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