Donald James McKee

#5549, b. 20 December 1922, d. 17 August 2011
Father*Walton Cleaver McKee b. 7 Jul 1878, d. 17 May 1958
Mother*Gladys Darragh Piercy b. c 1895
     Donald James McKee was born on 20 December 1922 Napa County, California.1 He was the son of Walton Cleaver McKee and Gladys Darragh Piercy. Donald and Elizabeth Atkinson were married 13 March 1955 Solano, California.2 Donald James McKee died 17 August 2011 , in Napa, Napa County, California at age 88.3

Donald James McKee passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, of natural causes. He was 88.
Born on Dec. 20, 1922, in Napa, to Walter Cleaver McKee and Gladys Darragh Piercy, Donald (Don, Donny, D.J.) was brother to Jessie, Barbara, Nancy and half-brother to Mildred, Kenneth and Eleanor. Donald married Elizabeth Atkinson, (Betty) in 1955. They lived briefly in Sacramento, where they had their first child, and later moved to Napa.
Donald served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947. Afterward, he was employed at Mare Island as a pipefitter, then at Solano Meat Packing Company for 25 years. He retired from Lucky Corporation. During these years, he enjoyed working in his garden, growing seasonal vegetables for the family table. He also coached little league softball for his children. After retirement, Donald enjoyed traveling with Betty, and was active in the senior physical fitness program at the Napa J.C. He won medals in their Senior Olympics program in 1997-’98. Donald also enjoyed regular luncheons with his friends and associates from the butcher industry, including Bob Riordan and Angelo Pardini.
He is survived by his eldest sister, Jessie Barbour of Sonoma, and children, James Copper McKee of Oklahoma, Leslie McKee-Macler (Ron), David McKee, of Napa, and Robin McKee-Cant (John) of Santa Rosa. Grandchildren include Olivia (Liv), Alex and Joseph.
Donald never met a stranger he didn’t like, and he had a kind word for everyone he knew.
A celebration of Donald’s life is being planned for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., at a private location in Napa. Family friends are welcome and can call 707-364-0409 for details.
The family asks that contributions be made in lieu of florals to Napa Valley Hospice, Napa Valley Humane Society, and/or the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The family appreciates Napa Valley Hospice’s service and dedication.4
      May have children, David, Elizabeth, Robin.

Family of Donald and Elizabeth

Charts
Berger, Jonathan #3263, b ca 1700 Switzerland or Germany, d PA
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691, Virginia
Nowlan, John # 867, b bef 1580, Ireland, d Ireland
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690, Lancaster County, Virginia
Wade, Edward # 838, in Virginia bef 1746
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782, Buckingham County, Virginia
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724, Kinnard, Scotland d ca 1752, Orange County, Virginia
Claye, John #1523, b ca 1588, England, d bef 1660, Virginia
Eyres, Joseph # 7329, b 17th century, Virginia or England
Ferris, Richard # 2074, b say 1620 or so, immi 1636, d Virginia
Fuquett, Gills # 3276, d Virginia
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700. d Virginia
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637, London
Humphreys, William # 7331, d Virginia
Lewis, John # 2831, b ca 1620, d Virginia
Marston?, Thomas # 2756, No further information
Palmer, John # 1430 b aft 1719 Virginia
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653, England d 1728, Virginia
Samson, Francis # 3266 in Virginia bef 1700
Wilson, John # 417, b say 1620s, England or Henrico County, Virginia
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586, England, d 18 Apr 1644, Burmuda Hundred, Virginia
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782
Berger, Jonathan #3263
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724 d ca 1752
Claye, John #1523 b ca 1588
Eyres, Joseph # 7329
Ferris, Richard # 2074
Fuquett, Gills # 3276
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637
Humphreys, William # 7331
Lewis, John # 2831
Marston?, Thomas # 2756
Nowlan, John # 867
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653 d 1728
Samson, Francis # 3266
Wade, Edward # 838
Wilson, John # 417
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586 d 18 Apr 1644
Last Edited=2 May 2019

Citations

  1. [S551] Fold3, online fold3.com, WWII Draft Registration Cards for California, 10/16/1940 - 03/31/1947.
  2. [S482] California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
  3. [S157] Social Security Death Index, accessed from Ancestry.com.
  4. [S125] Obituary, Napa Valley Register, Obituaries, online napavalleyregister.com.