Margaret Anne McDonald Powell
Margaret Anne Powell passed away July 31, 2012, to meet her Lord and to be rejoined with her beloved husband, Marshall A. Powell. Margaret was born March 29, 1920, to James A. and Bertha (Kohlhoff) McDonald, in Klamath Falls, Ore. She graduated from Klamath Union High School in 1938, and Bible Standard Training School in Eugene, Ore., in 1940, after which she was a missionary to the Indian children in Agness, Ore. On December 10, 1944, she married Marshall A. Powell, in Cass Lake, Minn. They were married for over 60 years. Margaret worked for many employers as a secretary, became a housewife and at home mother, then went back to work as a secretary for Houston Insurance Company, and then retired from Klamath Medical Clinic.
She attended the Klamath Temple Pentecostal Church and Faith Tabernacle Church, was the church pianist for many, many years, and was also a Sunday School teacher.
Margaret and Marshall traveled many miles across the U.S., visiting family and collecting information on her heritage. She wrote a book on the McDonald lineage going back seven generations. The things she loved were her children, grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren; crocheting, pictures, scrapbooks, and her books, she loved to read, and her Bible.
Margaret is survived by daughter, Marcia (Ronnie) Allen, of Central Point, Ore.; sons, Eugene (Jeannie) Powell, of North Dakota, and Richard Powell, of Platt, Mo.; grandchildren, Michelle, Michael, and Justin; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Kelsey, Zack, Tyler, Steven, and Stephanie; great-great-granddaughter, Chrissy and Serenity; many nieces and nephews; a sister, Priscilla, and brother-in-law, Norval Stoneburg, of Portland, Ore.; and sister-in-law, Alice McDonald, of Klamath Falls, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, George McDonald; sister, Pauline Shaw; brother, Harold McDonald; and her husband, Marshall, in 2005. Mom we will miss your sweet spirit. We know you are in a better place, and you and Dad will continue watching over us.
We want to thank Teresa Gilbert and the staff of Fountain Grace for their love and care that they gave Mom for three-and-a-half years. You will always be our extended family.
Visitation will be held at 550 Business Park Drive, Medford, Ore., at 9:00 a.m., August 8, 2012. Pastor Sharon Besler of the First Church of God will officiate services at Eagle Point National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Arrangements are by Abbey Funeral. www.abbeyfuneralhome.com
"Her children arise up and call her blessed." Proverbs 31:28