Information for Francis Glen McDonald
12 January, 1908 6 November, 1994
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
10 November, 1994

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Glen McDonald

    F. Glen McDonald, 86, of Nampa, died on Sunday, Nov. 6, 1994, at a Nampa care center.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 1994, at the Nampa Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1500 Smith Ave., Nampa.  Bishop Rick Chandler will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Glen was born on January 12, 1908, at Holladay, Utah, to Robert and Irona McDonald, the fifth of nine children.  He attended Irving School in Holladay, the L.D.S. High School, and graduated from L.D.S. Junior College in 1931.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Hoagland on May 4, 1933, in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple.  They moved to Boise in 1937, where Glen managed a beauty shop for the Excelcis Company.  In 1939, the couple moved to Nampa where he opened his own shop and the family made their home.
    Involvement in community and church services was an important aspect of Glen's life. During World War II, between 1943 and 1945, he served in the U.S. infantry.  He served a stake mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in addition to serving as Nampa stake mission president for two years.  He served in several bishoprics, on the high council, and taught seminary.  He spent many years doing genealogical research and writing family histories.  
    Glen was active in the Boy Scouts of America, acting as a Scout Master, and received one of the highest honors in Scouting, the Silver Beaver Award.  
    He was a self-taught musician, composing several musical scores, and was involved in various choirs and musical productions.  He enjoyed being outdoors, always gardening, doing yard work, or taking a grandchild for a walk.
    Glen was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth, his parents, four brothers and one sister.
    He is survived by his brother, Ralph of Salt Lake City, Utah; two sisters, Harriet Fish of Flagstaff, Arizona, and Alice Olsen of Salt Lake CW Utah; four sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Darla of Lancaster, California, Kim and Dianne of Laughlin, Nevada, Brent and Nancy of Nampa, and Scott and Nanette of Nampa; 21 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today until 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The family will greet friends at the Alsip Funeral Chapel today from 7 to 9 p.m.
    The family suggests memorials to the Nampa Stake Missionary Fund, 1500 Smith Ave., Nampa 83651.


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