Steven E. McDonald
May 5, 1947 – May 30, 2019
Steven Eugene McDonald, 72 Years of age – Born May 5, 1947 to Harley Wilson and Marguerite Mae Stiles McDonald, in Idabel, Oklahoma. Steve departed his earthly life on May 30, 2019, and is one of four children. Steve grew up in OKC, graduated from Classen High School, then he was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam as a Medic and was discharged in 1968. Then he joined the Oklahoma Air National Guard and attained rank of Senior Master Sargent in the Oklahoma Air National Guard and retired in 2001. Later earned his Bachelor of Science degree, from Oklahoma City University.
He married Betty Jane Stigleman on April 23, 1969 in OKC. Steve worked for U.S. Postal Service for 33 years. He served many positions at Guthrie, Yukon, Piedmont, Enid and retired in 2001 at Geary, Oklahoma.
Steve and Betty lived in OKC until they moved to Piedmont in 1977. Their two daughters Dana and Tanya attended Piedmont School and they were members of Piedmont United Methodist Church where Steve served on the Board of Trustees, until later they became members of Church of Servant United Methodist Church and was active in Sunday school and Sunday Worship.
Steve was a sports enthusiast and loved hunting in the Mountains of S.E. Oklahoma, played soft ball, fishing, bowling, golf, and a Lifetime Member of Grey Eagles and NRA.
Preceded in death by Parents: Harley Wilson and Marquerite Mae Stiles McDonald, and his Brother Kenneth Ray McDonald.
Survived by Wife, Betty Jane, of the home. Daughter, Dana McDonald and her daughter, Harper of Colorado. Daughter, Tanya McDonald, and her daughter, Brooklyn of Piedmont. Brother, Jerome Wayne McDonald, and wife Barbara of Battiest, Oklahoma, and Sister, Barbara Jean Koplin of Del City, Oklahoma.
Many other family members and wonderful friends.
- Harley Wilson McDonald, Father
- Marguerite Mae McDonald, Mother
- Betty Jane McDonald, Wife
- Dana McDonald, Daughter
- Tanya McDonald, Daughter
- Harper McDonald, Granddaughter
- Brooklyn McDonald, Granddaughter
- Jerome Wayne McDonald, Brother
- Barbara McDonald, Sister-in-law
- Barbara Jean Koplin, Sister
- Steven will always be cherished by many other family members and friends.
- Greg Nease
- Beau Emmons
- Jeff Basler
- Jerome Stevenson
- Rick McDaniels
- Scot Stephens
- Pierce Gandy, Honorary Pallbearer
- Bill Basler, Honorary Pallbearer
- Dan Holmgren, Honorary Pallbearer
- Gary Ingram, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Monday, June 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Steven E. McDonald
Roy & Regina Mayabb
June 4, 2019
Dear Betty, Dana & Tonya,
When they saw each other, Steve and Roy always had a story to share.
Not sure which pain is the worst for your family. The loss of Steve to his illness or the loss now.
We pray you find comfort with Gods gift of wonderful memories and the promise of heaven.
Don & Candy Graham
June 3, 2019
Betty we are so sorry for your loss of Steve. We will continue to pray for you for many days to come.
June 2, 2019
Steve's laugh, his determination, and his "old school" approach to work are what come to mind when I remember Steve. Whether it was for work or play, family or friend, he would give you his very best. Fly high, dear friend, you will be missed.
June 2, 2019
Maria and I send our condolences on your loss. Steve was always so much fun to be around whether it was just visiting at Mom's or going fishing or hunting. He truly enjoyed life and he always treated me with kindness and respect. Even in this time of grief, it is comforting to know that I will see Steve again and we will be rejoicing in the presence of our Lord!! I pray for peace for you, Tonya, Dana and the family. Maria and I will not be able to attend the funeral but I want you to know that I will be there in Spirit. Love You Jesse