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Deseret Morning News, 11/19/09
Lillian Fern Munk McDonald 1918 ~ 2009 Lillian was born in Montpelier, Idaho, January 22,
1918, to Lewis Edgar Munk and France Wright. She died peacefully of causes incident to
age, November 15, 2009.Lillian was educated in the public schools of Georgetown, Idaho,
Provo, Utah, Grace, Idaho, and graduated from high school in Montpelier, Idaho, at age 16.
She graduated from Utah State Agriculture College, Logan, Utah, in 1938, with a Bachelor
of Science degree in secretarial science. She married John E. McDonald of Heber City,
Utah, in the Logan LDS Temple, January 4, 1938. She was preceded in death by her husband,
John, a premature infant daughter, an infant son, James Calvin, her parents, a brother,
Lewis Munk, and two sisters, Mildred Jensen and Faye Donaly. Survivors are her son, Dr.
Andrew John McDonald (Patricia), of Mapleton, Utah; two daughters, Jean (Stephen) Atwood,
St. George, Utah, and Paula (Robert) Walker, Lopez Island, Washington; 14 grandchildren
and 29 great-!
grandchildren. Lillian was a member of the LDS Church, and served long and faithfully in
many capacities, not least of which was uncomplaining support of her husband, who was
often away from home, serving in leadership capacities himself. The Relief Society and
M.I.A. of the Lakeview, Oregon ward, especially were the beneficiaries of her considerable
energies and dedication. After her husband's retirement from the timber industry in
Oregon, he and Lillian moved to Benjamin, Utah, where they served as ordinance workers in
the Provo Temple and as missionaries in the Florida, Ft. Lauderdale mission. Additionally,
she worked for many years in the data processing center in Spanish Fork and was also an
organist and Relief Society teacher in the Benjamin First Ward. In 2003, the couple moved
to Spanish Fork and the Meadowlark First Ward, where they continued to serve as called and
as advancing age permitted. Lillian had a lifelong interest in music, but her greater gift
was as an !
athlete. She was a life-long sports enthusiast. At Utah State, she ear
ned her "A" sweater, participating in every sport offered to women. She gave up
tennis only when she could no longer find competitors in her age group, and played golf
into her eighties. Although after college she never applied for a job, she was at various
times sought out as a public school teacher, a legal secretary, and a court reporter. She
was a skilled homemaker and generous with her talents. A wonderful cook, she found great
satisfaction preparing bountiful feasts for the many people invited to share her table
over the years. She also enjoyed sewing clothing for her daughters, and pieced numerous
quilts, most of which she gave away. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 21,
2009 - 11:00 a.m. at the Meadow Lark LDS 1st Ward, 870 E. Canyon Rd., Spanish Fork, UT.
Viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the LDS church.
Interment in Heber City Cemetery. Arrangements in care of Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home.
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Published in Deseret News on November 19, 2009
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