Aileen McDonald, 86, of La Grande, died Friday at Valley View Care Center.
Mrs. McDonald was born April 15, 1900 to Charles and Rhoda (Austin) Riggs at Pumpkin Ridge near Summerville. On Jan. 1, 1921, she married George Wesley McDonald at Summerville. They owned and operated McDonald Electric in La Grande until her husband’s death in 1952. She continued to operate the business until 1965. She later worked at the girls’ dormitory at Eastern Oregon State College until 1971.
She belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of La Grande, the Westminster Guild, the Pythian Sisters, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Soroptimist Club.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Glenda McDonald, La Grande; two granddaughters, Linda Lee McDonald, La Grande, and Kamile Lynn McDonald, Pendleton; and a sister, Margaret Works, Summerville. A son, Kenneth, grandson, Ronnie, and her sister, Erma Riggs, all died earlier.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Daniels Valley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Stephen Kliewer of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening and Monday morning at the funeral home. Flowers are welcome.
La Grande Observer, Saturday, April 11, 1987