Marion Isabella Donald, 90, of Clinton, Arkansas was born August 25, 1928 to the late William and Alvina (Hildebrandt) Trafford in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and passed from this life on January 7, 2019 in Clinton, Arkansas. Marion was a proud Canadian citizen until the time of her passing.
Marion served as a stenographer for the Canadian Government, an administrative assistant for a Christian high school, and an order clerk for Hudson Oxygen. Her passion for her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ expressed itself through music. She was an accomplished accompanist (piano, organ and pipe organ) and played for thousands of weddings, funerals, church services, cantatas, school plays and other special occasions. Marion loved sewing, cross stitching, and puzzle books. Her hands were never still. There are bountiful fond memories with her children, grand children and great grandchildren.
She began college at Northwestern, where she met her dear husband, Conrad ''C.C.'' Donald. C.C. was one of the original ''Frog Men'' in the United States Navy during WW II and a Gunner's Mate during the Korean Conflict. She and C.C. lived in Southern California and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he worked as a masonry contractor. They retired in 1989 in Clinton, Arkansas. C.C. was an avid student of the Bible. He wrote many Biblical studies, all of which were edited and typed by his beloved, Marion.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of almost 60 years, C.C. Donald, one brother, Nelson Trafford, two sisters; Ruth Trafford and Jean Smith.
Left to cherish her memory are three sons; Daniel Donald (Shelley) of Winchester, California, Larry Donald (Diane) of Winchester, California, Raymond Donald of Clinton, Arkansas, one daughter, Arlene Eldridge (Peter) of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, one sister, Muriel Dunlop of Listowel, Ontario, Canada, three brothers; David Trafford of Wilno, Ontario, Canada, Vernon Trafford of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Edward Trafford, of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, fourteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Pee Dee Baptist Church in Clinton, Arkansas.
Arrangements are entrusted to Roller - McNutt Funeral Home in Clinton, Arkansas.
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