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Jack A. McDonald

Published on October 20, 2017 10:01AM


IDAHO — Jack Allen McDonald died Oct. 17, 2017, in Emmett, Idaho. He was born Sept. 28, 1934, in Spokane, Washington.

Jack proudly served in the Navy during the Korean War on the aircraft carrier Kearsarge from 1950-53.

He was a barber in Spokane and brought his profession to Ocean Park in 1972. Jack became a volunteer firefighter and IV airway tech for Pacific County Fire District No. 1 in 1973. He then became the fire chief in 1981 and served in that capacity from 1981 to 1989, retiring from the department in 1995.

Jack loved his family, fishing, hunting and his community in Ocean Park.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Betty McDonald; daughters, Jackie Jermann and Pam Hill; sons-in-law, Ed Jermann and George Hill; grandchildren, Abel Caldwell and his wife, Nicole; Parker Hill; Otto Hill and his wife Amanda; Phil Jermann and his wife Amanda, Erin Jermann and her husband, Bruce Ruiz; great-grandchildren, Zack Caldwell, Carson Hill, Rylie Ruiz, Kyla Ruiz, Keegan Jermann and great-great-granddaughter Paisley Caldwell.

Memorial services will be held on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m., in the chapel at Dunes Bible Camp at 23515 Pacific Way in Ocean Park, followed by a celebration of life.



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