Jack Alex McDonald, 80, peacefully completed his earthly mission on January 30, 1998. His courage and sweet unselfishness throughout long months of pain from bone cancer are an example to all who knew him.
Born September 5, 1917, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to Alex and Mary McDonald. Served an LDS Mission to Brazil, 1938-1941. Received his BS degree from the University of Utah, 1947. Married Dorothy Mantle on Jan. 15, 1943 for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death on Dec. 1, 1980. Married his angel Gloria Smith Naumann on September 30, 1982.Honoring his life and memory are his beloved wife, Gloria; eleven sons and daughters; Dorothy (Michael) Keddington, Kathy (Stan) Skidmore, Jack Alex (Dicksie) McDonald II, Michael L. (Celia) McDonald, Stephen P. (Nancy) McDonald, Sue (Kery) Oldroyd, Jeanine (John) Duncan, Scott M. (Cathy) McDonald, Court (JaNae) Naumann, Lissa (Curt) Last, and Leslie (Mike) Huntsman; three sisters; Grace (Bob) Reuben, Jeanne (Paul) Ward, and Colleen Ephraim; 46 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren are grateful for his love, his stories and wonderful example.
"Mr. Mac" taught in the Salt Lake Public Schools, and at the Stewart School on the University of Utah campus, where he touched hundreds of lives. He went on to work for the Department of Community Development, also at the U of U, where he wrote and produced films about towns and communities throughout the State. He loved learning, teaching, and traveling; but most of all, he loved his family and the gospel.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 3, 1998, 11 a.m., at the Garden Heights Ward, 2220 East Fisher Lane (2935 South). Friends may call Monday evening, from 7-9 p.m., at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the services. Interment: Spanish Fork City Cemetery, 420 South 400 East. Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Mortuary.
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