1170. Ross Edward McDonald
was born on 17 Apr 1954 in Williamson County, Texas.
(351) He died on 21 May 1993 in Austin, Travis County, Texas.
From the Austin Newspaper, May 22, 1993:
Ross Edward McDonald
Ross Edward McDonald, age 39, of Cedar Park, died Friday, May 21, 1993, after
an extended illness.
Ross was educated in Austin Public Schools, graduating from McCallum High School
In 1972 and Southwest Texas State University in 1978. He also attended the University
of Texas. Ross was very involved with young people. He was a teacher at Martin
Junior High School and Assistant Scout Master of Troop Number 413. He was a member
of an Indian Ceremonial Dance Team and was quite knowledgeable regarding Indian
Lore. His Indian name was Running Bear.
Ross is survived by his wife, Karen Friesenhahn McDonald; son, Patrick McDonald,
daughter, Jennifer McDonald, all of Cedar Park; parents, Bill and Beth McDonald,
brothers, Warren "Bud" McDonald and wife, Matye, Rand McDonald and
wife, Debbie; sisters, Cathy Andrews and husband Terry, Jan Roberts and husband
Charles, all of Austin; six nieces and nephews: and numerous aunts, uncles, and
Funeral services will be at 7:00 PM, Monday, May 24, 1993, at the Cook Walden
Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home with Reverend Roger Bower officiating.
A special thank you is extended 13 Dr. Thomas Tucker of the Central Texas Oncology
Center, Hospice of Travis and Williamson Counties, and many friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, Ross requested that donations be made to the McDonald Children
Education Fund, Dean Witter Reynolds, 1200 Bank One Tower, Austin, Texas 78701.
Arrangements by Cook-Walden Chapel of The Hills, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd. 335-1155.
He was married to Katherine Sue Borthwick (daughter of
Harry Borthwick and Mary) on 14 Feb 1977 in Buda, Hays County,
Texas.(765) He was divorced from Katherine
Sue Borthwick on 11 Apr 1988 in Travis County, Texas.
(766) Ross Edward McDonald and Katherine Sue Borthwick
had the following children:
Patrick John McDonald (Private).
Jennifer Nicole McDonald (Private).
He was married to Karen E. Friesenhahn
on 13 Mar 1993 in Williamson County, Texas.(767)