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Wanda Lou Holland McDonald
Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
Nov. 9, 1938 - Jan. 8, 2011
Wanda was born in rural Leon County, Texas, outside the quiet town of Buffalo, Texas, to Emma Clare and W.V. Holland. During the World War II years, she lived in Dallas where her father worked in the defense industry. After the war, the family moved back to Buffalo, but returned to Dallas in 1952 where she attended W.H. Greinder Junior High and Sunset High School. In 1955, Wanda married Stacy McDonald and they became citizens of the world. During Stacy's Air Force career, they lived in Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio, Texas; Misawa, Japan; Iraklion, Crete; and Great Falls, Mont. After Stacy's retirement from the military in September 1975, the family moved to Wesson, Miss. In 1994 Wanda and Stacy moved to Alamogordo.
Wanda enjoyed crocheting and reading, especially cook books. She was an excellent cook and her home was a warm and happy gathering place for family and friends.
Wanda is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Stacy "Mac" McDonald; four children: Vincent McDonald and wife, Chun Im, of Fort Worth, Stephen McDonald, of Jackson, Miss., Julie Hicks and husband, Ricky, of Natchez, Miss., and Lisa Rittel and husband, Karl, of Montenich, Germany; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rosemary Clay and husband, Jerry, of Rockwall, Texas, and Debra Hutson and husband, Billy, of Irving, Texas; sister-in-law Dorothy O'Neal and husband, Bob, of Wesson, Miss.; several cousins; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Berean Independent Baptist Church, 2300 Puerto Rico Ave. Since cremation has already taken place, the family requests no flowers, but contributions may be made to your favorite charity or any health related foundation such as diabetic, heart, leukemia, etc., in her name.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 11 to Feb. 11, 2011
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