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Robert McDonald

Robert Hugh McDonald of Nevada City died Friday, Jan. 25. He was 69.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Burial will be at Forest View Cemetery.



Mr. McDonald was born July 20, 1932, in Oakland to Lawrence McDonald and Frances McPeters. As a member of the U. S. Army, Mr. McDonald served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953.




He graduated from Livermore Union High School in 1951, San Benito College in 1955 and California State University at Humboldt in 1960 with a bachelor of science degree. He married Hyacinth “Jean” Jackson in Carson City, Nev., in August 1987.

Mr. McDonald worked as a forest ranger with the California Department of Forestry and was supervisor of the Washington Ridge Conservation Camp near Nevada City from 1982 to 1991.

He was a member of the Society of American Foresters and the Elks Club. Mr. McDonald enjoyed restoring Model T’s and square-dancing.

He is survived by his son, Philip McDonald of San Francisco; daughter, Eileen McDonald of Corona; and grandsons Shane Baca and Justin Wagner, both of Corona.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean McDonald, in 1999.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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