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HICKORY - June Elizabeth Van Tassel McDonald, 84, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Brian Center East.

Born August 22, 1929 in East Millinocket, ME, she was the daughter of the late Wesley Byron and Annie Scopie Van Tessel.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Lee McDonald and a sister, Delores Silvasi. June received her nursing degree from CVCC and she was employed by Frye Regional Medical Center until her retirement. She and her husband greatly enjoyed traveling and his career in the Air Force afforded them the opportunity to live abroad in Japan, Okinawa, Morocco and all over the United States. She was an avid reader and adored spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Sharon McDonald of Pinehurst, NC, Jeffrey McDonald and wife Susan of Windsor, CA, David McDonald of Dudley Shoals, NC, John McDonald and wife Janie of Conover, NC, Peter McDonald of Hickory, NC, and Michael McDonald of Conover, NC; three granddaughters, two grandsons, 4 great-granddaughters, and two great-grandsons.

After a family gathering at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory, NC, Monday, July 21, 2014, a private graveside service was held at 12:00 noon in the VA Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC.

Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory is serving the family of June Elizabeth Van Tassel McDonald.
Published on  July 28, 2014
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