In Memory

Michael D. McDonald

Died of Cancer

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06/13/17 09:06 PM #1    

David Black

Birth:  Oct. 10, 1949
Death:  Dec. 22, 2003

Michael David McDonald of Yukon, OK went to be with his Lord on December 22 following a year long battle with cancer. Mike was born to Hoyt and Norma Lee McDonald on October 10, 1949 in Wichita Kansas. His childhood was spent in Kansas before coming to Oklahoma Christian College where he met his wife Kathy (Tippens). Mike had a great sense of humor and easy going personality that everyone was attracted to. He was always available to help friends, family and his church home. Mike was a very strong Christian man who loved mission work. He was active as a deacon in his church at South Yukon Church of Christ. Mike is survived by the love of his life, Kathy and their three children, Stephanie Ward, of Oklahoma City, Mandy Flaming and her husband Michael of Austin, TX, and Alex McDonald and his wife Jami of Shawnee, KS. Mike is survived by two grandchildren, Olivia Rose Flaming and Alex Michael McDonald, Jr. Mike is now sitting in heaven with his first granddaughter, Emma Kathleen, who passed away in 2001. Mike is survived by two brothers, Steve McDonald of Moore, OK, and Brad McDonald of Tulsa, OK and two sisters Mary Boydstun of Seminole, OK and Nancy McDonald of Kansas City, KS. Mike is also survived by a host of extended family members and friends. Our lives will be much less colorful without him. We will miss his smiles, his jokes, his wise counsel and unending love for so many. Even until his last breath, he influenced and affected us all.

Michael David McDonald

11/04/17 11:19 AM #2    

Ward Haines

I met Mike at Waco Elementary School.  Somewhere in the archives we made it to the 'front' page of a section of the Wichita paper for our varous science projects.  He actually taught me how to play baseball in elementary school especially after I had struck out.  He was good at most sports in school as well as being smart.  As time progressed and we eventially went to North our paths would cross a few more times.  I wasn't able to be at most of the reunions because of work and distance but at his last reunion I was able to meet him and his family for a few brief moments and to give him that handshake to say thanks...".by the way Mike I still needed more coaching as I never hit the ball like you."   Some schoolmates you will never forget because of the impact they make on your life.

07/31/19 12:19 AM #3    

Larry Byers

Went to Horace Mann and North with MIke.  We grew up about four blocks apart. Rode our bikes to Mark Bass’s house where we’d park our bikes in the back yard and walk the remaining two blocks to school.

 Mike was a good student doing everything to make his family proud.  Threw the paper and saved his money for college.  Since his funeral I’ve decided the measure of your life is how many people take the time say good bye to you.  Mike’s funeral was the biggest I’ve ever attended.  A mega church in Oklahoma was packed to standing room only.

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