Mildred Trotter Macdonald December 9, 1925 - March 28, 2013 Millie Macdonald passed away peacefully on March 28, 2013 in Red Bluff, CA. Millie was born on December 9, 1925 to parents Joseph and Marjorie Awburn in Creiff, Scotland. At the age of 18 she married Robert (Bob) Macdonald in Scotland on June 13, 1944. She gave birth to two sons, Colin (1948) and Malcolm (1952) and the family lived on a farm called "The Ross Farm". In 1959 the Macdonald family immigrated to California under the sponsorship of Dean and Lucile Lansing and settled on the "Blue Mountain Ranch" in Whitmore. In the summer of 1964 the family moved to Los Molinos, where her husband went to work for Bill and Mary Jones. Millie was an active volunteer at the Hope Chest for over 20 years and was a very avid Bingo player. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob in 1989 and her oldest son Colin in 2003. She is survived by her son Malcolm and wife Tina, and the sparkle of her eye, granddaughter Maggie Jean Macdonald and fiancee Grant Lax. She also is survived by her step grandchildren, Jody Sanford (Kyle), Shannon Morton, Neely Rouse (Schrade), Christopher Morton and fiancee Jessica Sid, and great step grandchildren Tucker and Brooklyn Sanford. The Macdonald's would like to thank all of Millie's friends for the support they have shown and would like to invite all of Millie's friends to a memorial of her life on May 4, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM to be held at the Elks Lodge, 355 Gilmore Road, Red Bluff, CA In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made in Millie's honor to the Hope Chest, for its continuing operation and for the betterment of the community.
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Published in Daily News on Apr. 23, 2013