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Roberta Mcdonald

Roberta Mcdonald

Roberta McDonald, 96 of Boise, Idaho passed away December 24, 2015. She was born in Ashland, Kansas, August 4, 1919 the daughter of Robert and Lorena Johnson Shupe. The family moved to Boulder, Colorado before she was a year old where her father was a student pastor at the University of Colorado. When Roberta was nine years old, her family moved to Fairbury, Nebraska where she graduated from high school in 1937. She attended Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska for one year. In 1938 the family moved to Caldwell, Idaho where she attended the College of Idaho. There she met Angus McDonald Jr. They were married in Caldwell August 17, 1940. They moved to Meridian, Idaho where Angus taught at Meridian High School. They moved to Boise in 1949, where she resided for the next 67 years with the exception of a year in Maryland and a year in Pocatello.

Roberta worked for many years as a secretary at several Boise elementary schools retiring from Campus in 1981.

She was a long-time, active and devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Boise serving in many capacities. She was a 65 year member of Chapter AT P.E.O.

Her interests were many and varied. Most important was needlework, both embroidery and quilting. In the past year she was still enjoying the Presbyterian Tuesday stitching group and Mom’s Quilters. She had a lifelong love of sports especially football. She enjoyed traveling. Her favorite destination was Scotland as she had a special affinity for all things Scottish.

She was preceded in death by her brother and two older sisters, her husband, Angus and her grandson, Tom Lesser. She is survived by her four children: Marilyn and Thos Lesser of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Margaret and Rick Stevens, Angus (Tom) McDonald III and Tami Winn, and Robert McDonald all of Boise; four grandsons, Corey Winn, Aaron Lesser, Christopher Stevens and Matthew Stevens; and five great grandchildren. Donations may be made to the Angus McDonald Memorial Scholarship at Boise State University or a charity of your choice.

We would like to thank all of the caring staff and residents of Willow Park Assisted Living and First Choice Hospice.
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