Rebecca ”Becky” Bonnie McDonald


Published Mar 6, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Oct. 18, 1958 - Feb. 26, 2013

Gone from sight but never forgotten, Rebecca McDonald passed away February 26, 2013, at the age of 54. Becky was born in Portland, Oregon on October 18, 1958, to William and Jacqueline Mathews.

Becky graduated from Bend High School in 1977 and moved to Portland, Oregon the next year. While living in Portland, Becky met her future husband. Becky married her best friend, Christopher McDonald on March 21, 1980, in Spokane, Washington. In 1998, Becky and Chris moved to Terrebonne, Oregon, where together they built their dream home.

Becky worked many years helping her mother-in-law in the restaurant business. The last 10 years, she worked as Seafood Manager for Fred Meyers in Redmond, Oregon. She worked for Fred Meyers until her illness forced her to retire.

Becky loved the outdoors, the beach and fishing, which was her passion. Becky could make any flower or plant grow. She had an amazing “green thumb.” Her favorite times were when she was spending time with her husband and her sons' families.

Becky is survived by Chris, her husband of 33 years; and their three sons, Christopher (Joan), Madras, Jeffrey (Cassie), Eugene, Justin (Shana), Redmond; her mother-in-law, Barbara Vanderkelen of Redmond; and seven grandchildren, with one on the way. She also leaves a sister, Jodi (Keith) Haney, of Bend; and two brothers, Dan (Marilyn) Mathews, of Lincoln City, and Bill (Dee) Mathews, of Emmett, Idaho. She will be missed by many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

There will be a private remembrance of Becky at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Becky's name to ovarian.org or Hospice/Partners in Care, at 2075 NE Wyatt Court, Bend, Oregon 97701. The family would like to thank Partners In Care and Baird Funeral Home.