Charles L. "Chuck" McDonald
Nov 3, 1929 - Mar 29, 2007
A memorial service for Riverton resident Charles L. "Chuck" McDonald, 77, will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, at the United Methodist Church of Riverton with the Rev. Don Schlichting officiating. Interment will be held at a later time.
Mr. McDonald died at his home on Thursday, March 29, 2007. He was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1993, which forced his retirement from McDonald's Body Shop, which he had owned and managed for 38 years. He shared the next 14 years with family and friends.
Born Nov. 3, 1929, in Worland, he was the son of Roy McDonald and Ada Grace (Eddy) McDonald Kreps.
He was graduated from Riverton High School in 1948.
He married Gladys Norby on Nov. 8, 1950. After serving in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, he attended Casper College.
In 1954, he opened McDonald's Body Shop, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 1993.
Mr. McDonald was very involved in Boy Scouts when his children were small, as well as taking many children backpacking and fishing. He also hired many youngsters to work at the body shop after school.
His family said Mr. McDonald enjoyed anything that had to do with the outdoors -- backpacking, fishing, boating, camping, and snowmobiling. The family said he was also considered the family consultant and everyone called to ask, "Hey Chuck, what should I do about . . .?"
Mr. McDonald is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gladys McDonald; sons, Jerry McDonald and his wife Angela of Aberdeen, Scotland, Jim McDonald and his wife Kathi, Mike McDonald and his wife Dana, all of Riverton; daughter, Ann Bowthorpe and husband Brady of Riverton; grandchildren, Dan McDonald, Jennifer Person and husband Corey, Amy Day and husband Casey, Eric McDonald and wife Cindy, Tara Anderson and husband KC, Scott McDonald, Brooks and Tessa Bowthorpe; great grandchildren, Garret and Gabe Person, Tegan Day, Cortnee Fabrizius; aunt, Winnie McDonald of Riverton; cousins, Mike T. and Steve McDonald and families; nieces, Deena Kincanon and family of Oklahoma, and Tamma McNeil and family of Washington.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, step-father Ray Kreps, father-in-law Oscar Norby; brother-in-law, James Norby, and uncle, Walt McDonald.
Memorials may be made to Little Wind Hospice or Help for Health, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton WY 82501.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.