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Jerry Gail McDonald

October 28, 1930 - May 25, 2018


Jerry Gail McDonald of Salem passed away at the age of 87 on May 25, 2018.  He was born in Winterset, Iowa to John H. and Flora Mae McDonald.  Jerry was the fifth of five siblings.  After leaving High School early, he joined the Navy Reserves.  In 1950 he was honorably discharged and joined the U.S. Air Force.  He retired in 1970.  He went on to work for ODOT doing scale maintenance for 18 ½ years.  He was married to Goldie (Treat) McDonald in 1952 and had four sons: John Irvin; Michael Scott; Tracy Alan; and Gary Lynn.  They divorced in 1983, and remarried Fong Hsiao (Lee) McDonald in 1984.  He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Flora; siblings Edgar, Thais, Jay, and son John Irvin.  Survived by his wife Fong; sons Michael Scott; Tracy Alan; and Gary Lynn; sister Thelma Lebold; stepchildren Shan Chao; Cindy Chan; Kevin Chou; and Lisa Atkins, 7 grandchildren and 15 step grandchildren.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Visitation for Jerry will be held on Thursday May 31, 2018 from 12 noon until 4:00 PM at Virgil T. Golden.  Graveside services will be held on Friday June 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Belcrest Memorial Park. 
 

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