In Memory

Margaret Elizabeth McDonald (Donahue)

Margaret Elizabeth McDonald (Donahue)

Margaret "Pegi" E. McDonald Donahue passed away at age 61 on May 8, 2008 after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer. Pegi was born in Spokane, WA on August 17, 1946 to Robert B. McDonald and Barbara E. McDonald. She graduated in 1964 from Lewis and Clark High School. She recently retired from Spokane County after a rewarding 26-year career. She began her career as a 911 operator, eventually becoming a supervisor, then Public Education Coordinator. It was in this capacity that she will be best remembered. She put in countless hours speaking to children at schools and community events, educating them on the proper uses of 911 emergency communications. She was a tireless volunteer in the community as well. On weekends you could find her at a S.C.O.P.E. event, helping to fit bike helmets or checking children's car seats for safety, or perhaps working at Hoopfest, the Lilac Parade, Kids' Day at the Park, or Valleyfest. She was also an integral part of helping to organize Unity in the Community. She was truly a citizen of her community. She is survived by her only son, Robert Rowe and his wife Mindy of Spokane; two grandchildren, two sisters, and several nephews. A special thank you to Georgia Johnson, her best friend, who was by her side until the end. Her family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Cancer Care Northwest and Deaconess Medical Center and to staff at Hospice House, for helping Pegi to pass with peace and dignity.

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01/03/14 02:14 PM #1    

Richard Gary Lambert

 I remember Magaret well from Dr. Livingston's history class. She was funny, kind, and inteligent. Although I did not see  her after high school she was a very good friend at that time in my life.

Richard Lambert

09/14/14 08:34 PM #2    

Patricia Marie Clark (Finley)

One of my earliest memories was playing with Peggy McDonald.  She had a very shiny trike.  I must have been three or four.  It is good to hear Peggy had a good life and was loved by her community.


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