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Barbara McDonald

Services for Barbara Frances Sainsot McDonald of Meadow Vista will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.



Mrs. McDonald died Tuesday, April 9, at Kaiser Hospital in Roseville. She was 90.




She was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Oakland to Myrtle Mary Fulton and Robert Francis Sainsot. She attended Berkeley High School and graduated from Heald Business College in Berkeley. She worked at Cutter Labs in Berkeley. She married George McDonald on Dec. 20, 1933, in Oakland.

Mrs. McDonald enjoyed reading, being with her friends, and was an excellent cook. She was involved with activities in Nevada County.

She is survived by her husband, George Daniel McDonald; children Sally McDonald Menzel and Daniel B. Menzel of Irvine; Warren George McDonald and Bobbie McDonald of Menlo Park, and Michael Robert McDonald and Lauri McDonald of Concord; grandchildren Robert Menzel of Hillsborough, N.C., Lynn Menzel Wiegand of Frederick, Md., Carolyn Menzel of Irvine, Edward McDonald of Menlo Park, Deborah McDonald of San Francisco, Stacey McDonald of Concord and Brenna McDonald of Concord; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Fulton Sainsot, in 1976.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital in Sacramento.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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