Don McKaughan
1949 - 2019
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Don Wayne McKaughan passed away on October 29, 2019 at Sutter Hospital in Sacramento, CA at the age of 70. Don is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 19 years, Frieda McKaughan; his children: Justin (Rachel) McKaughan, Thomas McKaughan, and Candace (Roger) Enders; stepson Dominik (Ina) Breer; grandchildren Molly and Jack McKaughan; Treypac, Alaijah, and Mabbina McKaughan; Stella Enders, Gibson Enders, and Ruby Enders McKaughan. He is preceded in death by his mother Fay McKaughan, father Oliver McKaughan, brother Narciles McKaughan, sisters Canova Edland and Whynama Scott of Sacramento. Don was born on May 3, 1949, in Sacramento, CA to Fay and Oliver McKaughan. He graduated from Norte Del Rio High School in 1967. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento in 1971 with a baccalaureate in Computer Science. He went on to attend Bethany Bible College in Scott Valley and obtained a degree in ministry in 1974. He became a licensed Certified Public Accountant in 1976. He married Frieda on December 2nd, 2000 in Nevada. Don had a successful career as a CPA, operating his own practice for over 35 years where he helped clients with their taxes, providing the best service possible. He was passionate about supporting families with their taxes and financial affairs. His children remember him as a helpful, generous father who instilled a strong work ethic and a drive to be successful. Don was an avid outdoor enthusiast and often went on 200-mile bike rides with his friends and Frieda, joining the California Triple Crown Hall of Fame in 2016 for completing 50 Double Century rides. Don and Frieda traveled the world to go on hikes, something they shared a love for. He had a love for Harleys and went to several Sturgis rallies on his bike. His presence will be greatly missed by all.

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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Nov. 9, 2019.
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Donald Hines
March 31, 2020
OMG! I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He has been doing my taxes for many years. I also ride a Harley so we had much to talk about. He was such a good man always willing to help me.. I'm so lost right now.. I have no words to express the sorrow I feel.. I don't know what I'm going to do without your services. R.I.P. my friend.. You will be missed.
Nicholas Jannuzio
March 10, 2020
You will be so missed Don...God Bless and comfort your wife children and family.
Cara Jamie Polli
March 10, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing he has done my in-law's taxes for many years. I respected his professionalism at every appointment, as well as the adventurous stories he'd share when the taxes were done. My husband also has a Harley and loved to hear of Don's travels. God Bless his wife children and family. Heaven has gained a very decent human being!!!
cara and Jamie Polli
March 9, 2020
I just heard the sad news today. Don will be truly missed especially during tax season. He prepared our taxes for years and it was always a pleasure to be in his presence. Rest well Don in the arms of the Lord. Praying God will give the family comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Lavella Matthews
February 17, 2020
I heard the sad news today my friend.. I know you are climbing/cycling them mountains in Gods Country... It was always so nice to hear how you always spoke so highly about your wife and children over the many years... you will be truly missed. Rest easy my friend, until we meet again!
Dave Brida
February 13, 2020
Just found out about Dons passing-What a profound loss this must be for his family. I see him once a year for 30 minutes but have always loved hearing about his adventures both on and off the bike! I will truly miss that and send my best to his family.
Karen Merick
February 4, 2020
Don and I have been friends since 1977 and he handled my taxes all these years. What a wonderful man we have lost. God Bless his family and Don was a true man of faith --so welcome to Heaven !!!
February 2, 2020
Called to make an appointment and was shocked to her the news. Don was a great man and had the pleasure of knowing him for over 25 as my CPA. Every year we'd catch up on life and things happening in life. 90% of the time it revolved about bikes and upcoming races. It was a pleasure to bring a different bottle of whiskey every year also and await his call with his review. Last year we spoke in depth about retirement as you wanted to travel more and spend more time with the family. I hope you got some time abroad before your passing.

You were great man Don and will be deeply missed by many in more ways than one. My condolences to the family.
Larry Leidelmeyer
January 31, 2020
Just got the news of Don's passing. Don has been my tax person for 20 years. I always looked forward to my appointment as I knew we would catch up on the family stories and recent travels. I will miss him. My sincere condolences and prayers to his family.
Chrystalm Parker
January 31, 2020
I am absolutely shocked & saddened by the news of Don's passing! I like most of his clients missed his appointment letter & decided to call. I didn't have his office number on me & I did a google search. His obituary popped up & I immediately teared up! I will miss all the stories of his incredible family & his exciting travels. He was a great tax professional & an amazing man! He will be greatly missed! I wish his family peace & comfort!
Joy Raj
January 30, 2020
I'm in tears right now to learn of his passing. I have known him since 1985. He was more than my tax accountant, he was a friend. I looked forward to our annual laughs together. I am so sorry for your loss. I am shocked and saddened by this news.
Debbie Ferris
January 30, 2020
Same thing. Missed our letter and went to call for the appointment. Very shocked to hear. He was a great man, friend and financial adviser. He will definitely be missed.

Cyndi and Lee
January 28, 2020
We need our tax man- so good with numbers!
Our deepest sympathies. Don will be missed. Joe and Denise Strobridge
Lena Strobridge
January 19, 2020
Aloha Nui Loa. Heavens Gate has not seen a more welcome person. May those who knew and loved you be at peace knowing you are among the Saints.
Don Hines
January 19, 2020
A great sadness swept over me when I learned of Don's departure. Bolstered by an understanding that he has found entry through Heaven's Gate, I will continue to love and cherish his friendship, remember his zest for life and adventure. Fare thee well Don, much condolence to your beloved family.
Donald & Dolores Hines
January 17, 2020
I was just calling to schedule my tax appointment and was shocked to hear of Don's passing. Don has been doing our taxes for many years and he was a lifesaver to me after my husband died 7 years ago. I always enjoyed seeing Don to hear of his travels and adventures. We referred several people to Don over the years and everyone was so happy to have him handle their affairs. Don will be greatly missed. We want to express our sincere condolences to his wife and family. Don spoke very highly of his family and will be greatly missed.
Sharon Gardner
January 17, 2020

January 17th, 2020
We just learned of Don's passing. We missed his appointment letter and called today. He was our tax person since 2001. Our condolences go out to his Family and Friends. Don was the go to guy for both of us when it came to our finances and he made each one of our visits with him enjoyable and stress free. We loved hearing about the trips he went on the previous years and his love for the outdoors. I believe Don will be truly missed by everyone who has crossed paths with this brilliant man.
Thomas & Sandy
January 14, 2020
We just learned of Don's passing. We missed his appointment letter and called today. He was our tax person since 1997. He will be missed with all his wonderful stories during our tax appointment. Our hearts go out to the family.
Steve and Becky Symkowick
January 14, 2020
Sending our prayers and condolences to Don's family and loved one. Don had been our "go to person" for our taxes for many years. Enjoyed his efficiency and dry humor. We'll miss Don and may He Rest In Peace
Adel Hicks
January 14, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Don had been our tax guy since 1995 such a great man. He knew of all my ups and downs and such a good heart. Always helping us and my parents too along the way. I liked seeing what he was up to with his travels or new toys. I Thank him most of all for convincing my husband that staying at home and being a mom would workout. Not in those words but by were the numbers had to be. My husband is a numbers guy too and he knew it. You were the best not only as a CPA but as a friend we always caught up even if it was only once a year. You will be missed dearly.
Elodia Langley
January 11, 2020
Don was a fabulous tax man and a fantastic human being. He always made us laugh and we learned so much from him. We are devastated at the news of his passing and impart the deepest sympathies to his family.
Matt Cummings
January 10, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing and am sending prayers of comfort to his family. I just found out he passed away. Wondering why I hadn't received my tax letter for an appointment, I called the phone number. RIP.
Betty Eberly
January 9, 2020
Don has been a great help to me since the recent loss of my Husband .. Don has been someone we were able to call upon and trust for many years .. I personally feel the loss his family is suffering, He is and will be missed by all the lives he touched!
Linda Buckner
January 7, 2020
Just found out today. Just shocked. Always had a great time chatting with him. You will be missed by many.
Cam DC
December 3, 2019
So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. He helped us every year for more than a decade with taxes while we heard of his many wonderful cycling tours..We will miss him.. thoughts and prayers to his wife and other family. B. Fox and D. Casella
December 2, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Don has been helping me with my taxes the past 19 years. He was such a character talking about his bike rides and his wife. All good! My family and I will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
A Yee
November 13, 2019
We were so sorry to hear about Don. May you always carry him in your heart and get comfort through the love and memories you have. He will be missed so much!
Cheryl & Reed Gibson
November 9, 2019
Sorrow is short lived but your memories will last forever. May god bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Jesse and Mary Lopez
November 9, 2019
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