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Jesse Louis McDonald

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He was a good one! He always kept me guessing, kept me thinking.... First day of chemistry class: "Which is heavier: a ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?" And we were off for a fun year, challenged to think outside the box. He inspired a girl to dream big, and managed to do that for one who never really cared much for science! I am the better for having known him.


Posted by: Leslie (Mankins) Bradley - Fort Worth, TX   Mar 08, 2017

I have often wondered why a man that was so intelligent would want to teach a bunch of hick kids in a small Texas town. Then I think to myself "Oh yeah, it's Jesse McDonald. There wasn't anything ordinary about the guy." He pushed me to do more, be more, see more, and learn more about every phase of my life. He roped me into UIL Math and Science, he collared me into photography, and he even inspired me to

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Posted by: Don Martin - Plano, TX   Mar 08, 2017

My Uncle Jesse Louis will always have a special place in my heart. When my husband and I first moved to Texas, and was attending a family function, we mistook Uncle Jesse for my father when he walked in, because they favored each other. We also shared a common love of education, and I enjoyed hearing stories of how he used the computer, in the early days of computer technology, as incentives for his students. It's obvious from reading the

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Posted by: Debbi Montomery - Austin, TX   Mar 08, 2017

To my brother, We may have lived miles apart, but you were often on my mind. Although it has been a long time since I have traveled, I fondly remember the times I came to visit, and the time you came to New York to visit me and my family. I am saddened by this news, but hope you find peace. My family sends its prayers and condolences to your family.


Posted by: Freddie Lubbers - Poughquag, NY   Mar 08, 2017

Rest in peace Mr. McDonald.


Posted by: Candace Murray - Wichita Falls   Mar 08, 2017

great teacher


Posted by: bill price - wichita falls, TX   Mar 07, 2017

My favorite teacher. It wasn't until I became a teacher myself that I came to appreciate how he handled so many different classes and still found a way to differentiate for his students. He will be remembered fondly.


Posted by: Laura Holt - North Richland Hills, TX   Mar 07, 2017

A Great Teacher


Posted by: Clint Lee - Wichita Falls, TX   Mar 07, 2017