May 28, 1910 - Dec. 29, 2003

Isabella Porter MacDonald, 93, of John Day died Dec. 29 at her home.

She was born May 28, 1910, to George and Isabella (Porter) Kinnear in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she was educated.

On Jan. 22, 1932, she married William MacDonald in Govan Parish Church in Glasgow, Scotland. The couple and their two daughters arrived in the United States in May 1948; they became naturalized in 1954. They resided at Riddle. After her husband's death in the early 1980s, she moved to John Day.

Mrs. MacDonald enjoyed trips to Reno and Winnemucca, Nev., and bingo at the John Day Senior Center.

Since 1950, she was a lifetime member of the Hebron Rebekah Lodge.

Mrs. Macdonald is survived by two daughters, Isabella Wilson of John Day and Barbara Peterson and her husband, Tony, of Bend; grandchildren and their spouses: Sheila Wilson of Portland, Steve Wilson of Lancaster, Calif., David Edwards of Grants Pass, Sherril and Cliff Daniels of West Linn, Debbie and LeRoy Hunter of Klamath Falls, Robert Endicott of Prineville, Scott Endicott of Bemidji, Minn.; nine great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Harry and Nessie Kinnear of Renfrewshire, Scotland; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her husband, William MacDonald; sisters Betty Dallas and Margaret Currie; and brothers, William, John and Robert Kinnear.

Driskill Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the John Day Senior Center, 142 N.E. Dayton St., John Day, OR 97845.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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