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Phyllis Welch MacDonald

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Phyllis Welch MacDonald Passed away peacefully in her sleep of old age Sept. 26. She was a 60-year resident of Hillsborough and was 95 years old. Her husband, Graeme K. MacDonald, a Bay Area contractor, died in 1993. She was an accomplished actress, both on Broadway in New York City and in Hollywood as well as being an avid painter. She was past president and founder of the Peninsula Children's Theatre and an active member of the Hillsborough Garden Club. She is survived by her five sons and their wives: Kirkpatrick and Lee Anne MacDonald of New York City, Chris and Maisie MacDonald of Belvedere, Larry and Jackie MacDonald of Kenwood, Hunter and Jean MacDonald of Laguna Beach, and Graeme and Caroline MacDonald of Mill Valley; as well as 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Alan and Bruce Carlisle. At Mrs. MacDonald's request, no services will be held. Memorials may be sent to the Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Sept. 29, 2008
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