Dorothy Joyce MacDonald

January 09, 1931 - January 02, 2021

Dorothy Joyce MacDonald

January 09, 1931 - January 02, 2021


Dorothy “Dot” MacDonald passed away January 2, 2021, at North Cascade Health and Rehabilitation Center at age 89. She was born in Solen, North Dakota to Joseph and Lydia King on January 9, 1931. Dot was the fourth of nine children.

Her family moved to Whatcom County in 1938 where she later met and married her sweetheart, Jim MacDonald. They raised two sons and were married 60 years at the time of Jim’s death.

After her sons were grown, she worked as a greeting card merchandiser. She enjoyed travels in their motorhome, hosting large family gatherings, and time spent watching her grandchildren. Dot was a wonderful cook and baker. She would always send family home with an abundance of leftovers.

Her family will remember her as a strong, feisty, and loving women. We will eternally be filled with gratitude and love for her.

She is survived by her sons, Scott (Francene) and Jimi (Elaine); grandchildren, Jason (Bridget) MacDonald, Skye (Todd) Jones, Kalli (Jay) Baklund, Lisa MacDonald, and Bree (Ben) Oulman; seven great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Virgie Norman and Bonnie (Jack) Haehn; sisters-in-law, Jean King, Patsy (Butch) Erickson, and Sue MacDonald and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband Jim; parents Joseph and Lydia; brothers Wes, Russell, and Charles King; sisters, Joanie Jackson, Karen Haehn, and Sharon Shipley.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 21, at 11:00am at Woodlawn Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at her home, 4800 Hannegan Rd. There will be food and refreshments and a time of sharing special memories.


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2 responses to Dorothy Joyce MacDonald

  1. Aunt Dot is an inspiration to me as a woman. She was kind, sweet and oh so sassy as can be! She could always make me laugh and thinking of her puts a smile in my heart. I always felt welcomed and loved in her presence. She was tough and strong but also so soft and caring. Thank God for all of my fond memories of her to get me through my lifetime. My deepest condolences to my cousins and aunts. She leaves behind a great legacy but also a great void in our family. May she rear in love with all of those who have gone before.

  2. Fay Head says:

    So sorry to read of your sad loss. Dot was such a lovely person & gracious hostess. Remember the good times..

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