Michael Thane McDonald

10/19/1947 — 06/09/2014

From Benton, City, WA, US | Born in Richland, WA

Michael Thane McDonald

Michael Thane McDonald

Michael was born on Oct, 10 1947 at Kadlec Hospital in Richland, WA. Michael attended Richland public schools and graduated from Richland Columbia High School in 1965. He was known as an accomplished horseman in his younger years and met his wife Janice I Emshousen thru their love of horses and mutual friends. Mike and Janice were married on Sept. 28, 1965, and lived most of their lives in the Tri-Cities. Michael and Jana bought property and resided in the Red Mountain area of Benton County.

Mike started working for Thriftway Stores in 1967, and then spent a total of 34 years with Safeway, 7 years in the SW Portland Division and 27 years here in the SW Washington Division, which he retired from in 2004. Michael loved fishing and camping in the Pacific NW. Michael and Jana were volunteers for the BLM Adopt-a-Horse program as well as their son's 4-H group.

Michael passed away on June 6, 2014 at the Hospice House in Kennewick, WA. Michael is survived by his wife, Jana, sons Michael R of Pocatello, ID, William H of Kennewick, WA and James M of Richland, WA. He has 5 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, 2 Great-granddaughters and 1 Great-Grandson. He is also survived by 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Dayna Irene, Father Marvin M McDonald and mother Lillian E McDonald.

The family would like that any flowers be turned into donations to the Wounded Warrior Project or Saint Judes.

Services will be held at the graveside at Sunset Gardens at 10 am on June 28, 2014.

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  • I am sorry for you loss. I worked many years with Mike, both at Thirftway and at Safeway. Work was not always fun, but Mike was always fun to work with. My prayers are with you and the family.

    Dukie Upton
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Janice and sons

    So very sorry for your loss. I have many memories of work and fun shared with Mike.

    Know that I’m thinking of you.

    Elva Shipley

    Elva Shipley
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • I have no words for how I feel hearing about Mikes Death. Mike as most people who knew us were best friends. I lived a lot over at Mikes

    house with his parents who I loved as my own.

    God Bless the family that is left.

    I too loved Mike & yes I always considered Mike my best friend even today. I will see you again my friend.

    God Bless you Mike & keep you in his arms.

    Carl

    Carl Franklin
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
  • I am sorry for you loss. I worked many years with Mike, both at Thirftway and at Safeway. Work was not always fun, but Mike was always fun to work with. My prayers are with you and the family.

    Dukie Upton
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Janice and sons

    So very sorry for your loss. I have many memories of work and fun shared with Mike.

    Know that I’m thinking of you.

    Elva Shipley

    Elva Shipley
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • I have no words for how I feel hearing about Mikes Death. Mike as most people who knew us were best friends. I lived a lot over at Mikes

    house with his parents who I loved as my own.

    God Bless the family that is left.

    I too loved Mike & yes I always considered Mike my best friend even today. I will see you again my friend.

    God Bless you Mike & keep you in his arms.

    Carl

    Carl Franklin
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, USA
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