Clayton A. McDonald 93, entered into eternal life on Monday, August 17, 2015, in El Paso, Texas.
Viewing was held on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 8 a.m. with funeral service following at 11 a.m. at Maple Church of Christ. Service was led by his son, Lyndon McDonald, music by Mr. Forrest Perry. Holy burial followed at Van Horn Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers serving were Efren Hinojos, Buddy Davis, Michael Davis, David Massey, Jim Engle, Ken Greaves. Honorary Pallbearers were Manuel Ramirez, Beth Gary, Martha Corrales, Charlsie Gary and The Luna Family. Funeral services were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Fort Stockton.
Mr. McDonald was Banker Owner/President before retiring at the age of 49. He served in the United States Army from July 1943-December 1945. He served in the Ysleta Volunteer Fire Department for seven years, Ysleta Jaycees, 10 years, Rotary club, 10 years, Van Horn Volunteer Fire Department one year, president of gas company, hospital board, president of bank board of directors, established Van Horn Christian Shelter, sponsor for Little League and life member of Church of Christ.
Mr. McDonald was born on June 8, 1922 in Lakewood, New Mexico to Archie Leb McDonald and Marie Elizabeth Knowles McDonald. He then married Ramona True Crouse. Together they had three children. He will be greatly missed, but will forever remain in our hearts.
Clayton is preceded in death by his wife, Ramona McDonald, his parents, Mr. Archie Leb McDonald and Mrs. Marie Elizabeth McDonald, infant grandchild, Garrett McDonald, two brothers and one sister.
Clayton is survived by two sons, Lyndon McDonald and wife Linda of Van Horn, Charles McDonald and wife Lynette of San Angelo, one daughter Sandra Suddendorf and husband Ron of Ann Arbor, Michigan, one sister, Dorothy Marie Izard of Midland; six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and numerous friends.
In lieu of flowers, the McDonald family asks that donations be made to Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, New Mexico.