In memory of
Raymond Joseph McDonald
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In memory of
Raymond Joseph McDonald
Raymond Joseph McDonald, a decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, passed away peacefully on his birthday, August 10, 2019 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, Josephine Plaisance McDonald and Ivy Noah McDonald Sr. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years, Effie Kraemer and his beloved son, Craig McDonald. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lois Landry and his brother, Ivy "Dado" McDonald, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Connie McDonald Magee and son-in-law, Wayne Magee. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Dawn Schroder McDonald, his grandson, Michael Lester (Gabi Toth), granddaughters Ivy McDonald (Justin Anderson) and Kaci McDonald Buwe (Joshua). Also survived by his great-granddaughteers, Kylee Ray Lester, Haylee Rose Lester and his great-grandsons Hunter Joseph Buwe and Wiley M. Spieler. He is also survived by his Godchild, Diane Ledet Spieler and her son Bradley Spieler (Catey Batte) and brother Ronald McDonald along with numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond (Mac) worked many years in the oil field industry and was Safety Director of Boh Bros. and helped his son establish Air Cooled Engines in Harvey. He was always happy outdoors fishing, hunting and spending time at his camp. He had a love for flying and loved being with his friends and family. He was especially proud of his service to our country during World War II and Korea. The nation has lost another proud Naval Veteran. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Nevada (Vada) Martin, his trusted friend and caregiver for 11 years. He loved "his girl" so much. Also thank you to Belle Vie Living Center, especially his girlfriends, Judy, Channel and Dale who gave him such personal attention and Compassus Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( www.alz.org ). Friends and family are invited to attend the visitation at MOTHE FUNERAL HOMES, 2100 Westbank Expy., Harvey, LA on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10am to 1pm. Masonic Services will be held for 1pm followed by religious services for 1:30pm. For directions or to view and sign the online guest book, please visit: www.mothefunerals.com.
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2100 Westbank Expressway
Harvey, LA 70058
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In memory of
Raymond Joseph McDonald
Raymond Joseph McDonald, a decorated veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict, passed away peacefully on his birthday, August 10, 2019 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his parents, Josephine Plaisance McDonald and Ivy Noah McDonald Sr. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 43 years, Effie Kraemer and his beloved son, Craig McDonald. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lois Landry and his brother, Ivy "Dado" McDonald, Jr. He is survived by his daughter, Connie McDonald Magee and son-in-law, Wayne Magee. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Dawn Schroder McDonald, his grandson, Michael Lester (Gabi Toth), granddaughters Ivy McDonald (Justin Anderson) and Kaci McDonald Buwe (Joshua). Also survived by his great-granddaughteers, Kylee Ray Lester, Haylee Rose Lester and his great-grandsons Hunter Joseph Buwe and Wiley M. Spieler. He is also survived by his Godchild, Diane Ledet Spieler and her son Bradley Spieler (Catey Batte) and brother Ronald McDonald along with numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond (Mac) worked many years in the oil field industry and was Safety Director of Boh Bros. and helped his son establish Air Cooled Engines in Harvey. He was always happy outdoors fishing, hunting and spending time at his camp. He had a love for flying and loved being with his friends and family. He was especially proud of his service to our country during World War II and Korea. The nation has lost another proud Naval Veteran. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Nevada (Vada) Martin, his trusted friend and caregiver for 11 years. He loved "his girl" so much. Also thank you to Belle Vie Living Center, especially his girlfriends, Judy, Channel and Dale who gave him such personal attention and Compassus Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( www.alz.org ). Friends and family are invited to attend the visitation at MOTHE FUNERAL HOMES, 2100 Westbank Expy., Harvey, LA on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10am to 1pm. Masonic Services will be held for 1pm followed by religious services for 1:30pm. For directions or to view and sign the online guest book, please visit: www.mothefunerals.com.
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Services Provided By
Mothe Funeral Home Harvey
2100 Westbank Expressway
Harvey, LA 70058
Past Services ╲╱
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