Martha Mae McDonald

Martha Mae Taylor McDonald died on February 28, 2019, at Bridge Haven Memory Care, Lawrence, KS.

She was born March 12, 1934, in Sedan, NM, the daughter of Homer and Myrtle Taylor. She graduated from Clayton High School (NM) in 1952 and attended Southwestern Bible College in Waxahachie, Texas. Martha moved to Las Cruces, NM in 1956, then back to Clayton in 1960. She resided in Garden City, KS from 1984 until 2007 then returned to Clayton. She moved to Lawrence in 2011.

Martha did clerical work for the office of the Quartermaster Corps at White Sands Missile Range, was a teletype operator at The Union County Leader (NM) and held several church receptionist positions. She owned 2 businesses in Clayton—Perry’s Men’s Wear and Beau Mobile Auto Parts. She volunteered as a church organist/pianist for over 30 years.

She married Perry McDonald on January 14, 1956. He died April 18, 1978.

Survivors include a daughter Cecilia McDonald of Lawrence; a son Truitt of Carlsbad, NM; a son Coleman of Clayton, NM; 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Martha loved music, art, knitting, and a good card game. She was generous and quick to help in her church, art association, and other civic groups. She was a kind and loving soul who had a smile for everyone.

There will be a Celebration of Life service honoring Martha, on June 1 at 2:00 pm, at Assembly of God Church in Clayton, New Mexico, 1005 S. 1st Street.

Messages & Condolences

From Jeannine Wight...

Truly one of the kindest and most loyal of friends. She also had a wonderful sense of humor! I count myself most blessed to have known her- and I look forward to our Heavenly reunion one day!

From Lesli White...

Lots of love and prayers for family and friends. I always looked up to Aunt Martha. She was such an inspiration with lots of love in her heart.

From Ron-Susan Hughes...

Such a sweet lady. Loved our talks before church on Sundays.
Prayers and hugs for all the family

From Barbara and Ray Dennis...

My heart goes out to you in your loss of this sweet soul. A beautiful lady inside and out. It was our pleasure to know her. We pray that you will be able to rejoice in where she is at this time; to reflect and find comfort in the stories she told; know that she was a really strong person who knew the Lord as her Savior. She is probably dancing on the clouds and singing.

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