Keith E. McDonald, beloved father, teacher and friend, died Monday, August 12, 2013 in Stephenville. Services were Friday Aug. 16, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Ranger with interment following at the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Born Sept. 28, 1927, at his parents' home in Nolan County, he attended school in Nolan/Divide and served in the Army Air Corps during the last days of World War II.
He married Margaret Kelly McDonald, Dec. 17, 1949, in N.M. They reared four daughters on their Stephens County farm near Ranger. He earned degrees from Texas Tech and Texas A&M, ranched, and taught Agriculture at Ballinger, Eola, Desdemona and Strawn. Known as “Mr. Mac,” he influenced many students and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ann Lee (McLaughlin) McDonald and his brothers Weldon Earl and Morris McDonald, and by his beloved wife, Margaret in 2004.
He is survived by his daughters: Kelly Benbrook (Dave) of Arlington; Sally Hebner (Mike) of Abilene; Lili Knight (Mike) of Stephenville; and Amy McDonald of Dublin. He was a loving grandfather to five grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.