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Obituary: Sydney Nethercott McDonald

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1947 ~ 2003

St. George, UT -<! >

Sydney McDonald, age 55, died Saturday, September 6, 2003 of a brain tumor at her home in St. George.

Sydney was born Nov 5, 1947 in Sparks, NV, a daughter of Boyd and Dorothy Behunin Nethercott. She married David Julius McDonald March 28, 1975 in Provo, UT. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple.

Sydney grew up with many exciting experiences as her father was in the Navy and CIA. She spent time in Berlin and later graduated from McLean H.S. in Virginia. She attended Brigham Young University. She worked for several years at the LDS Church Magazine Dept. as Production Manager and Graphic Artist. She was the Volunteer Services Director at Dixie Regional Medical Center and, most recently, a Sales Associate for Charter Communications. All of these positions gave her many friends and a chance to share her smile and positive attitude with many in the community.

Sydney was a devoted wife and a caring mother. Her children and grandchildren will miss her creative and spontaneous nature, big hugs and exciting adventures. Sydney was a faithful member and served in many local positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many served her during her battle with cancer, and she would want to acknowledge their selflessness.

She is survived by her husband, David, of St. George; father and mother, Boyd and Dorothy; sons, Jason (Kara) of Mesa, AZ, Jacob of Salt Lake City, UT, David Julius McDonald, Jr. of St. George; daughters, Dawn (Sam) Dickey of Hailey, ID, Stacy Bird of Salt Lake City, UT, Angela (Micah) Owens, Sarah (Brandon) Irvin, both of St. George; brothers, Evan, Dan, Anthony; sisters, Pamela and Jill. She was the loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren.

Services will be Wed. Sept 10, 2003, 11 a.m. at the St. George Stake Center, 591 W. 500 N, St. George. Friends may call Tues. Sept 9, 2003, 7-8 p.m. at Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George and Wed. 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to services at the Stake Center. Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, (435) 673-2454.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Sydney's memory to IHC Home Care & Hospice, 1240 E. 100 S., #22-219, St. George, UT 84770. Friends and family are invited to offer their condolences at www.spilsburybeard.com Click on the dove.