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Mary Sharpe MacDonald

February 9, 1918 ~ February 2, 2018 (age 99)


Mary (Sharpe) MacDonald, 99

On January 30, 2018 at her home in Kalispell MT, Mary MacDonald (Sharpe)
"began her journey to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

Mary was born on February 9, 1918, 14 miles northeast of Big Timber, Montana
on her grandfather's homestead to Jonas Sharpe and Lucy Sharpe.

Mary spent her early youth tending to bum lambs on her grandfather's ranch.
When she was 4 years old Mary contracted Polio and traveled by train many
times to the Shriner's Hospital in Minneapolis MN where she spent countless
hours in treatment, therapy and operations

Mary met Ronald MacDonald and they were married on December 6, 1937 in
Whitefish, Montana.

She was involved with the VFW, Smith Valley Grange, and community
activities. Spending time with her family was her biggest joy. From birthday
parties to days on the lake to playing cards, she always enjoyed getting
together with those she loved.

She was preceded in death by her father Jonas Sharpe, mother Lucy

Cartwright; her sisters Ellen Nutting, Betty Mathis, Bessie Jones and
brother Ernest Sharpe; her husband Ronald MacDonald, her son Ronald
MacDonald Jr.

Mary is survived by her brother Robert Cartwright Sr., daughter Marilyn
Smith and her husband Arthur of Jefferson City, MT; daughter Jeanette Wetzel
of Kalispell, MT; 10 grand children, Kim Smith, Jeff Smith, Anthony Smith,
Annette Smith, Jamie Lentz, Jim Presnell, Angie Ripple, Michael MacDonald,
Rona Chenoweth and Lex MacDonald Fritz; 21 great grand children and 11 great
great grand children; and countless nieces and nephews. 

The MacDonald family would like to thank Frontier Hospice of Kalispell, MT
for the loving care they provided during the family's time of need.

Visitation will be held at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home, 1890 Hwy 93 North in
Kalispell, Montana; on Wednesday February 7, 2018 From 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 P.M.  Mass Of a Christian Burial will be
held at 12:10 P.M. on Thursday February 8, 2018 at St. Matthew's Catholic
Church. Burial will follow at Glacier Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers
contributions may be made in Mary's name to The Friends of Hospice 42 Bruyer
Way Kalispell, MT 59901. Friends are encouraged to visit our website at to leave notes of
condolences for the family. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory is
caring for the family.

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