"Charlie" Sanfield McDonald was born August 8, 1923 in Woodbridge,
California. He left this World and went
Home September 22, 2015.
the Army at the age of 21, serving our Country from September 1944 to May
1946. During that time he was a
maintenance repair officer, expert marksman, received the American Theater
Service Medal, and a WWII Victory Medal.
career as an Engineer was very rewarding to him. He was known for being
organized, honest, the ability to run a tight ship and still be friendly and
caring to those he worked with. A former Mayor shared these words, "In the
17+ years in the engineering field I've seen very few individuals possess the
level of integrity and professionalism that Charlie had shown."
Ten years ago
Charlie and Maxine moved to Idaho. Shortly after moving here he had a stroke,
but that didn't stop him, he was still consulting and pressing into projects,
at the age of 82!
Maxine had a blessed marriage. They had
just celebrated both of their birthdays in August and Charlie went home to be
with the Lord just before celebrating their 27th anniversary. He was very
dedicated to Maxine, always appreciative of what she did, never complained, and
never spoke an unkind word to her. They loved serving God together, sharing
Jesus love with people where ever they were led.
At the age of
16, Charlie came to know and understand Jesus' unconditional love for him while
at a summer camp. He always hungered and thirst for more knowledge in God's
Word, and to know and serve Him more. Charlie was very passionate about sharing
Jesus Christ's redeeming love. Sharing how his heart was turned around by
hearing these words from Jesus, "I am the way, and the truth, and the
life; NO ONE comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6
stings deep inside when a loved one dies, there are no ways to get around that.
We need to grieve and mourn the loss of not having that person to share our
life with here on Earth, but when you know your loved one is in heaven, it eases
the pain. I know Charlie and Maxine would want you to know that you can have a
blessed assurance that when it's your time to leave this World you CAN spend
Eternity in Heaven if you simply put your trust in God's redeeming love through
His Son Jesus Christ. If you have put your trust in Him yet you know you've
been living in your own strength, God will help you to make the U-turn and get
back on a narrow path.