Private family services for Marvin Don Donalson, 87, Lawrence, will be at a later date. Mr. Donalson died Friday, June 10, 2011, in Lawrence. He was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Hollis, Okla., the son of Malcolm and Jewell Curry Donalson.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Oklahoma in 1949 and a bachelor’s degree in hospital administration from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1975.
Mr. Donalson survived the European Theatre and Palermo, Italy, in the 15th Air Corps of the 454th Bomb Squadron during World War II. He worked for Kerr’s Department Store, Callaway’s Furniture and OK Furniture & Rug Co.. He was administrator of the Baptist Retirement Center in Oklahoma City and was assistant director for the Retirement Center Ministry of Oklahoma until his retirement.
Mr. Donalson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawrence and Oklahoma City and was a 32nd degree Mason.
He married Mildred Irma Poling on June 15, 1949, in Clovis, N.M. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, SallyDon and husband Craig Weinaug, Lawrence; a son, Robert and wife MaryBeth, Fort Worth, Texas; and nine grandchildren, Charles, RobertCarl, Amy and Clay Weinaug, Rebecca and Nathan Knight, Beth and Lee Hampton, and Jonathan Donalson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Randolph and Donald; and a sister, Myriage Donalson Wilson.
The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Assocation, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
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SallyDon And Family,I am so sorry to hear about your dads passing.When I first met them at bw I fell in love with them your dad was such a great listener and he really was protective of your mom.There was to many people he liked and trusted to take care of your mom.My heart goes out to you and your family.I really miss you guys.Give your mom a big hug and kiss for me.And tell her i love her and think about her often.Give me a call sometime 785-408-3164 or 785-250-3313.You will be in my prayers.
With our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts are with you in your time of loss.
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SallyDon and family, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your father. He was a dynamic and very kind man. I know his passing leaves a hole in your lives, and my prayers are with you all.
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