On February 4, 2019, our beloved Father and Best Friend fell asleep in death after a lengthy battle with cancer. Matthew was born on June 18, 1957 in Murray, Utah to the union of George and Veronica McDonald. Matthew was a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend to many he loved and knew.
One of Matthew’s biggest love’s was sharing the “Good News of God’s Kingdom” with others through his faith as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. His strong faith is what gave him the hope of the resurrection to life on a paradise earth as mentioned at John 5:28, 29.
His deep love for his children and grandchildren was strong till the end, and they will miss him dearly!!
Matthew is survived by his 2 sons Justin (Yvonne) and Jason McDonald, Falcon, Co., and his daughter Pamela Calhoun (Frank), Loveland, Co. 9 Grandchildren, Shania, Kaylee, Daymon, Jaedyn, Jordyn and Kaitlyn McDonald, Malachi, Mathias and Persaus Calhoun.
Parents George McDonald, Del Norte, Co., Emiliana Huizar, Alamosa, Co., siblings, Rebecca Manzanares, Del Norte, Co., Maggie Trujillo (Steve), Del Norte, Co., Theresa Garcia, Alamosa, Co., Paul McDonald, Grand Junction, Co.
Special and close cousin, Doug Dilbeck, Monte Vista, Co. and niece Amanda McDonald, Del Norte, Co.
Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his sister Elizabeth Salazar (McDonald) and his Grandparents, Orie and Margaret McDonald.
We look forward to the day when death is conquered forever and we can see our father/grandfather again!
Services will be held in Texas by his wife, and his children will be having a service in the San Luis Valley at a later date.