Gary Michael McDonald Obituary

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Published: 06/16/2022
Byline: SECO News


Gary Michael McDonald

November 18, 1954 - June 14, 2022



Gary Michael (Mike) McDonald, 67, passed away on June 14, 2022 at his home in Amarillo, Texas, where he lived with his nephew Jason McDonald and his family. He was born to William Robert (Bob) and Huldah McDonald in LaJunta, Colorado on November 18th, 1954. He married Dora Mae Fulton on October 6, 1973.

He joined the U.S. Navy in April of 1974 and retired from the Navy in April of 1994. Following his retirement from the Navy he moved to Amarillo, Texas and worked at the Arbors until he retired in March 2022. Mike was very proud of his military service and loved his work family at the Arbors.

He is survived by his three children, Michael William McDonald, Candy Louise (Jeff) Brooks, and Raymond Eugene McDonald; five grandchildren, Christopher, Courtney, Duane, James, and Cheyenne; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth; three sisters, Betty Hobbick, Margaret (Paul) Hogue and Lynn Higashimura; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents; eight brothers, William ‘Bill”, Robert “Bobby”, LeRoy “Butch”, Harold, Raymond, Darrell, Russell “Russ” and James; two sisters, Brenda Highfield and Sharon Wallace.

Service will be at Fort Lyon National Cemetery at a later date.

Irish Prayer: May the road rise to meet you, May the winds be always at your back, May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Peacock-Larsen Funeral Home & Arkansas Valley Crematory is in charge of arrangements.