Category Archives: Washington State

1948 to 1952: The Naval Air Station – Storage Project to Overhaul

The highlight of 1948 was my arrival on the scene.  Little did I know that at the time of my birth, my dad was taking a course on Jet Engine Theory.  Times were a changing in the aircraft industry and he was … Continue reading

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July 1947: Ronald S. McDonald passes. A Tribute!

Nellie passed in May and just two months later Ronald’s life ends. On 22 July 1947 Ronald S. McDonald died.  He was father to: Vivian, Gordy, Miriam, Eddie, Keith and Jean and brother to Nellie. In Remembrance – In Memory … Continue reading

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May 1947: Nellie McDonald passes….

The year 1947 would be a tough year for Keith and his siblings.  He would lose his Aunt Nellie and his father Ronald within months of each other. Nellie was probably the only mother he knew, since his natural mother … Continue reading

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1942 to 1947: Sandpoint (U.S. Navy) to Boeing (Air Force) and back to working for the Navy…

Once war was declared in December of 1941 things got really difficult for workers like my father, Keith.  The war effort was in full force and production was key in getting airplanes ready for defense of the country and winning … Continue reading

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