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In Loving Memory

Glen Alanzo McDonald

October 27, 1933 – April 15, 2020

Glen Alanzo McDonald was born on October 27, 1933 at home in Minerva, Texas. Glen was preceded in death by his parents William Jennings Bryan McDonald and Louella Doss McDonald, his sister Frances Boulmay and brother William Eugene McDonald. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Anne Bryson McDonald, his three children Glenda Gene McDonald, Laura Luanne McDonald Benavides and husband Rick, and son Jay Bryan McDonald. His granddaughter Stephanie Anne Massie and husband Alan, great granddaughters, Katee Grace Holleron and Marlee Marie Massie. He is also survived by his nephews Richard Boulmay and wife Jen, Tommy Boulmay and wife Nancy, Brian Boulmay, wife Jennifer and daughter Abigal and sister-in-law Norma McDonald.

Glen loved to wear his many hats and loved his many friends. Glen never met a stranger as he talked to everyone he encountered and wanted to learn their story. Glen served in the US Army then worked for Humble and Shell oil companies before the family moved to Friendswood in 1959. They lived in the same house for 61 years. He was Postmaster of Friendswood, TX from 1963 to 1980. He "retired" to carry mail in Pearland so he could talk to people on his route daily until he finally retired in 1997 to sit on his back porch with friends and family.

Glen was a barbeque master and cooked for city, school, and church events for over 45 years. He loved to cook for friends and family and whoever saw the pit smoking in the back yard was invited to come eat and have a cold drink. He and his friends won many BBQ and chili cook-offs over the years.

Glen died at the age of 86 on hospice in Pearland. He kept his sense of humor until the end and will be missed by everyone he ever met. Private family graveside service will be held Monday April 20 due to the Corona virus isolation rules. His wish was to have a celebration barbecue in lieu of a memorial service. It will be held once it is safe to have his friends gather.

Condolences may be sent to the McDonald family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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11 thoughts on “Glen Alanzo McDonald”

  1. Cindy Hamilton

    What can I say about Mr. McDonald? Words cannot express my feelings. Glen was like a dad to me for many years. I would pop on over from our house on the corner to the McDonald house and stay for endless hours. I was blessed to have experienced his wonderful BBQ and chili many times at many of the back porch gatherings they would host. I could see that pit smokin' from my house so I knew when to just show up. I have so many great memories of a great family man. Glen will be missed but the memories will live on forever. RIP, Mr. McDonald.
    Cindy Hamilton

  2. Glenda,
    I'm so sorry to read that your dad passed away.
    My condolences to your whole family. Such a hard time for us all that can't express our selves in person. Take care and keep safe.

  3. Glenda,
    I'm so sorry to read that your dad passed away.
    My condolences to your whole family. Such a hard time for us all that can't express our selves in person. Take care and keep safe.
    Lenore Dolson

  4. Cheryl Bouillion

    Margaret, Glenda, Laura, and Jay,
    I was so very sorry to hear of Glen's passing. God bless your family. You are all in my prayers.
    Cheryl Bouillion

  5. Diana and Jim Allen

    Our thoughts are with you and your family… your dad sounded so personable! Wish we could have sampled that bbque over the years. Peace and grace to all.
    Diana and Jim Allen

  6. Dear Glenda,
    It sounds like your father was as enjoyable a person to visit with as you are. It's wonderful to see how loved he was. My mom still remembers him and she doesn't remember much so that's saying something! I'm sorry for your loss.
    Jeanette Belan

  7. The McDonald Family: I am very sorry to hear that Glen has passed away. It is somewhat of a comfort to know he didn't have to suffer a long time before going to see Jesus. We were next door neighbors for many years and I remember the great football games in your backyard when we were kids and your mom always had a popsicle or something sweet. Your dad offered me great advice many times, when I most needed it. What a kind man, I will continue to pray for your family as you suffer his loss. God bless you each and every one.

  8. Steve & samdaye sharma6

    Glenda Laura & family
    My thoughts & prayers are with you all. So privileged to have wonderful memories of your dad. I always remember our postbox 554.
    For his consideration while dad sharma was on his nasa travels. Riding my bike to the mail office was the best.love blessings.
    Good memories to you all.make smiles.

  9. Lydia Boyer Abuisi


    My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your mom and dad, the Krchs and the Kinchens all made that street a wonderful place to live and grow up on. Peace and prayers for you and your loved ones.

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