Marjorie B. McDonald

Marjorie B. McDonald, 90, of 4799 Steward Ave.. Ashville, N.Y., passed away at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in WCA Hospital.

A lifelong area resident, she was born March 4, 1923, in Lancaster, N.Y., a daughter of the late Albert C. and Grace Luella Vaux Bieber.

She was a 1941 graduate of the former Lakewood High School and in later years was a member of the Ashville Crafters Group.

Before her retirement in 1985, she was employed by the United States Postal Service for 18 years, work-ing as the first female letter carrier in Lakewood, N.Y. During World War II she was a “Rosie the Riveter” at Bell Aircraft.

She will be remembered as a very loving and giving person who saw the good qualities in everyone she met. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Craig D. McDonald, whom she married Dec. 15, 1947; three sons: Dennis L. McDonald of Lakewood, N.Y., John C. (Debra) McDonald of Ashville, N.Y., and Christopher L. (Dana) McDonald of Dow, Ill.; two daughters: Mary M. (Matthew) Ray of Norristown, Pa., and Jean A. (Scott) Lewis-Bean of Ashville, N.Y.; five grandchildren: Jennifer (Kurt) Propheter and John McDonald Jr., both of Ashville, Joshua (Irene) Lewis of Cheektowaga, N.Y., and Billy and David Adams, both of Dow, Ill.; five great-grandchil-dren: Daniel and Tanner Propheter, William (Melissa) Bean, Holly and Sara Bean; and her nieces and nephews: Starr Gleason, Al-bert Gleason, Edward Gleason, Martha Jane Gleason and Grace Purtell.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice McDonald, and a sister, Dorothy Gleason.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Visitation will not be observed. Inurnment will be in the Sunset Hill Cemetery.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Marjorie at www.lindfuneralhome. com.