Doria Mae McDonald

McDonald, Doria Mae

Doria was born on May 20, 1920. Her family included her parents George and Mabel, her sister, Mary and her brother, Henry. Doria grew up in the Los Angeles area, attended schools in South Pasadena and San Marino and graduated college at USC. Her distinguished career was spent in human resources breaking "glass ceilings" in management for 26 years with the University of California. She retired at age 55 as Director of Human resources for UCLA medical center. She lived in Sierra Madre along with her extended family for most of her retirement years. Her many years of retirement allowed her to travel the world while still being the loving matriarch and role model for her family. In addition Doria volunteered for many years with Meals on Wheels, Sierra Madre, and Women At Work in Pasadena. She passed away peacefully on March 9 at age 92. We shall all miss her dearly! She is immediately survived by her nieces, Cecile Goodwin of Sierra Madre and Jeanette Martin of San Marino and an extended family. A small family burial was held on March 18. In lieu of flowers please contribute to Women and Work in Pasadena, the , or the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

Published in Pasadena Star-News on Mar. 21, 2013