Janie Elizabeth McDonald

McDonald, Jane web picDec 1947 ~ Aug 2014

Janie McDonald, 66, of Atwater, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House after a very short illness. Janie was born in Turlock to Vernon and Dorothy Munson. She graduated from Turlock High School and was a member of Job’s Daughters Bethel 81. She was married to Dennis McDonald for 23 years and had three daughters. Janie was a homemaker when her girls were young and later worked at Value Pharmacy in downtown Turlock. She worked many years for Snider Lumber Company and then resided in Sonora working for Fiberboard. She spent a few years in Aptos and settled in Atwater where she met Patrick Kerrigan a new found love. Janie retired from Yosemite Farm Credit after 12 years. Her true love and passion was the time she spent in her garden and at the beach. Janie also had built a close friendship with the people of Yosemite Church in Merced.

Janie was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her three daughters: Heather E. (John) Bagda of Denair, Amy C. (Norman) Chamberlin of Carson City, NV, Sarah C. (Kyle) DeKleva of Hughson, a sister Susan Smith of Denair, a niece Karen Land of Turlock, 6 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Service will be held at 3 o’clock on September 7, 2014 at Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway in Turlock. Friends are invited to consider memorial contributions for Alexander Cohen Hospice House c/o Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto CA 95356.

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