9/26/1922 ~ 8/4/2010
Grant Andrew McDonald, Sr., 87, passed away peacefully on August 4, 2010.
Born September 26, 1922 in Salt Lake City to Louis John, Sr. and
Isabelle Burt McDonald. He enlisted in the service in 1940 and survived the Bataan Death March in the
Philippines and three 1/2 years in Japanese prison camps. After returning home he married Shirley Mae Kidd on February 17, 1946, whom he dated before the war.
From this union he is survived by sons Grant Andrew ("Drew") McDonald II and Gary Lloyd McDonald (Heidi); grandchildren William Lloyd ("Bill") McDonald, Grant Andrew ("Andy") McDonald III (Kristy), Robin G. Ryan (Tony), George Raymond ("Ray") McDonald (Wendy), Peter Lloyd McDonald
(Jamie Jarvis), and Alyssa Dawn Navratil (Mike); great grandchildren Anthony J. ("AJ") McDonald, William James ("BJ") McDonald, Jessey J. Pearmain, Mariah Kaiplin McDonald, Mariah Diann Ryan, Riley Drew McDonald, Zackary Joe Ryan,
Vanessa Jane Navratil, and Jack
Michael Navratil; great great grandson Talen Scott McDonald. In addition to his parents and siblings, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Seth Robert McDonald (Melinda), 31, who passed away on July 27, 2010.
After Grant and Shirley divorced, he married Evelyn Joy Ray on April 25, 1953 with whom he remained happily married for 57 years until his passing.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary. Interment at Bountiful City Cemetery.