William McDonald

Obituary of William John McDonald

William “Bill” John McDonald, 67, of Tacoma, WA passed away on April 1, 2024. Bill was born in Oakland, CA on December 26, 1956. He graduated from Mt. Eden High School in 1975. After High School he joined the Army. He served in Korea, at Fort Meade, BYU ROTC and retiring in 1995 from Fort Lewis. Bill met his wife Kiyul in 1979 while serving in Korea, they married in 1981 in Maryland and welcomed their son, William in 1982. After retiring from the Military, he moved to Tacoma, WA where he worked at the Milton Post Office. Bill was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Besides spending time with family and friends Bill loved football, collecting coins, road trips and telling jokes.

Bill is survived by his wife Kiyul, son William McDonald (Alysa Elvrom), brother Martin (Gabi) McDonald, sister Beatrice (Bill) Creel and stepmother Wallapa McDonald. He is proceeded in death by his father William McDonald, mother Gloria Turner, stepfather Willis Turner and sister Carol Supinger.


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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