Dollie McDonald


July 16, 1930 – December 31, 2018

Dollie Audrey Winders-McDonald lived her life with action and grace.

She came into the world on July 16, 1930 at Desert Lake, Emery County, Utah, the daughter of John Vernal Williams and Maggie May Shirts under humble circumstances. Graciously and in the company of family, she left this life on December 31, 2018 at St Marks Hospital.

She grew up in Price, Utah, with 3 brothers and 3 sister, attended Carbon High, and met her husband-to-be there. She married Cardon Angus McDonald June 22, 1947. Dollie knew early what she wanted to be: “I wanted a job where I could help people”. So graduating from Carbon College, Price, Utah in 1956 as a Licensed Practical Nurse was a natural. She liked nursing so much, she decided to go back to school and become a registered nurse. She graduated from

Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, with a B.S. in nursing 1974. While obtaining her B.S. degree in nursing she experienced ulcerative colitis requiring an ileostomy which led to her passionate conviction to go on and graduate in 1977 from Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio., specializing in Enterostomal Therapy (ET).

Dollies interests were numerous including water and snow skiing, gourmet cooking, gardening, ornamental and edible – arranging flowers and decorating tables – she’s won several ribbons and awards. She pursued her activities just like her professional career with zest.

Preceded in death by husband Cardon McDonald, her parents, sisters Eva Leonard, Ellen Petroni, Bernie Hemp and brothers Vern Winders and Bud Winders. She is survived by her brother Jesse Winders, her sons Gregory (Dianne) McDonald, Dana McDonald, Kerry (Jennifer) McDonald and her daughter Brenda (Doug) Holland and 20 grandchildren.

A celebration of Dollie’s life will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking on the north side of the building. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 11:00 am at Starks Funeral Parlor, with a viewing one hour prior to the services. Dollie will be laid to rest at the Utah Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 17111 South Camp Williams Road, Draper; following the service. Please share your photos and memories with the family and view an extended obituary at www.

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