Johnnie Nelda Dickey McDonald Clinger (Nelda) left her earthly home on August 28, 2019, at the age of 94 to be reunited in Heaven with her sons John and Bill McDonald, granddaughter Starla McDonald, Husband's Ross McDonald and Harold Clinger.
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Nelda was born December 5, 1924, to the late Nellie and John Dickey in Electra, TX and raised in Lakewood, CA. She married Ross McDonald in 1942 and they moved to the Judith Gap area to raise their sons. When Ross passed away in 1966 she moved back to California and married Harold Clinger in 1971. Upon his passing in 2013 she returned to Montana, to be closer to her granddaughters. Billie Lynn (Chris) Ireland and Sharie (Mark) Hiebichuk of Lolo, MT: Jonnie (Dave) McCleod and Krystal McDonald of Laurel, MT; Sami (DJ) Ecker of Crookston, MN: Jusdi McDonald, Alaska. She is also survived by 9 great grandchildren and on great - great grandchild.
She had a special relationship with her former daughters-in-law Sharon McDonald and Star Rolison - her care giver for the last 5 years. She also has two step daughters Cheryl Johnson of Nampa, ID and Renae Stewart of Stanton, CA.
Special thanks to St. Johns Hanson Cottage in Billings, MT for their loving care of Nelda. Memorials can be made to the Huntingtons Disease Society, 505 eighth Ave, Ste 902, New York, NY 10018
Grave side service will be held September 14. 11:00 AM at Sunset Memorial Gardens 5 miles north of Lewistown, MT conducted by Creel Funeral Home