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Dr. Newton Ferdinand McDonald, Jr.
(January 7, 1923 - March 24, 2014)


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Dr. Newton Ferdinand McDonald, Jr.

U.S. Veteran

Dr. Newton F. McDonald, Jr. was born to parents Dr. Newton Ferdinand McDonald, Sr. and Sue Josephine McDonald (née Reeves) in Bridgeport, Texas on January 7, 1923. He passed away peacefully at Kirkwood Manor in New Braunfels, Texas on Monday March 24, 2014 at the age of 91.

He married Lue Minette Fitzgerald at Christ Episcopal Church in Eagle Lake, Texas on August 31, 1947. He then graduated from the University of Texas Medical School of Galveston on February 13, 1948. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and served during the Korean War, earning the Korean Service Medal with Four Bronze Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan).

After his service overseas, he moved back to Houston, Texas and where he would later rise to the position of Chief of Staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. McDonald could often be found playing golf at Champions Golf Club, which was a real passion for him. When he and Lue moved to the Austin area, he joined St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lago Vista, Texas and served on the Bishop’s Committee, the Building Committee, and the Usher’s Committee.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lue Minette Fitzgerald McDonald, of New Braunfels, Texas; his daughters, Carolyn Hale and her husband Henry of New Braunfels, and Julia McDonald of Austin, Texas; his grandson, Travis Howard Brown and his wife Erica of New Braunfels; and three nieces.

Dr. McDonald was preceded in death by his parents; his three sisters, Bonnie Mueck, Marguerite Johnson, and Barbara Reynolds; and his younger brother, Daniel Newell McDonald.

A graveside service with U.S. Army Honors will be held at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1:30 P.M.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, 189 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130 tel.(830)625-3434

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