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Obituary: Nile G. McDonald

Nile G. McDonald 1940 ~ 2005 Heber City- Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and best friend, Nile G. McDonald, returned to his Heavenly Father on Monday, September 26, 2005, in Provo, Utah, after a short battle with Leukemia. Nile was born August 16, 1940, in Heber City, Utah, the son of Dawna Montgomery and F. Lynn McDonald. He married his childhood sweetheart, Karma Anderson, on November 8, 1957. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple for time and all eternity. His family was the most important thing in Nile's life. He loved all children, and always said, "I don't want to be in the High Priest Group in the LDS Church with all of the old men, I just want to teach the Primary kids." Nile has been a Primary teacher for many years. In 1974 Nile opened his own mechanics business next to his home. He was an excellent diesel mechanic and was always willing to help anyone who needed help with their vehicle. His children and grandchildren worked with him side by side where he taught them by example the value of being honest hard workers. Nile loved to go hunting with all of his boys in the fall. Later in life he loved to go fishing and camping with his family. He looked forward every July for the Family Reunion Camping trip at the top of Lake Creek. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Karma McDonald, 11 children: Brent (Vea), Sandra (Twitch) Hardman, Nolan (Elaine), Glade (Diane), Kelly (Kathy), Phil (Kim), Calvin, Andy, Robert, Karri (Dan) Broadhead, Ben (Amari); mother, Dawna McDonald; 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Jean Anderson, Linda (LaMar) Gray, and Joy (Jeff) Hardman. He is preceded in death by his father, Lynn McDonald, mother and father-in-law, Mabel and Ken Anderson, and foster-daughter, Diana Mae King. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 30, 2005 - 1 p.m. in the Heber East Stake Center, 2400 South Mill Road (1200 E.), Heber City. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. at the LDS Church, and on Friday from 11:45 - 12:45 p.m. prior to the services also at the LDS Church. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery with full military honors provided by the American Legion Lockhart Post 23. Arrangements are in the care of Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, Heber City.