Connie Short McDonald
Connie Short McDonald
  • June 11, 1935 - April 17, 2017
  • Bedford, Texas

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Connie Short McDonald, 81, passed away on April 17, 2017.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 22 from 2-4pm at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.

Born in Napoleon, North Dakota to Don and Edith Short, Connie was raised on a ranch north of Medora, North Dakota. After graduating from Beach High School in 1952, Connie earned a degree in Education from the University of North Dakota. She then moved to Atwater, California where she taught middle school. It was there that she met and married Paul, her husband of 58 years. In life she enjoyed stories of life on the ranch, writing poetry, the Trailwood Garden Club, being a military wife and her grandchildren. In death she is preceded by her parents Don and Edith Short; sister Anne Short Johnson, brother Con "Buzz" Short and sister-in-law Barbara McDonald Swain.

Connie is survived by her husband Paul McDonald; sons Jeff McDonald, Pat McDonald and wife Karen; daughter Kari Brunswick and husband Doug; grandchildren Samantha, Krista, Laurel, Kali, Will, Ben and Max as well as her sister Susan and husband Dan Dinkle and sister-in-law Sandra Short. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the Alzheimer's Association.