Dale (Monte) McDonald (1933 - 2017)

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Dale L (Monte) McDonald
March 7, 1933 - March 29, 2017
Dale L. (Monte) McDonald, 84, of Milton Freewater passed away peacefully March 29, 2017 at his daughter's home in Weston, Oregon. A double celebration of life will be held for Elsie and Monte on Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the Weston Memorial Hall.
Monte, as he preferred to be called, was born in Sunnyside, Washington to Elsie R. McDonald and when she married Lee H. Duncan, they moved to the family dairy farm in Star, Idaho. After he and Elsie were married he worked on the railroad and was a police officer in Nampa, Idaho. When they moved to Washington he was a milkman in Kennewick and Moses Lake, then went to work for Sears in 1968 and was 'Salesman of the Year' numerous times. He stayed with Sears through their moves to Ontario and then to Pendleton, where he joined the Round Up Lions Club. He went to work for Simpson's Building Supply when they moved back to Idaho and when the company closed he started his own mowing business until moving to Milton Freewater. He became a 'VIP' for the Police Department and was voted 'VIP of the Year'.
Monte and Elsie were very active in their church and the Milton Freewater and the Weston-McEwen Lions Clubs. They will always be Lions at heart.
They are survived by their son, Curtis D. McDonald, Spokane, Washington, daughters Debra (Debi) K. and son-in-law Tony Castor, Adams, Oregon and Sharon (Cheri) L. and son-in-law Tim Jackson, Weston, Oregon, 6 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.
The children extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Walla Walla General Hospital's ER department and the Walla Walla Community Hospice for their compassion and care of our parents.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions may be made to the Community of Christ Church, 1001 S Howard St. Walla Walla, WA 99362 or the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, 1010 NW 22nd Avenue #144, Portland, OR 97210.

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 30, 2017