Jess E. McDonald, 76, of Zillah died Wednesday at Cottage in the Meadow. Mr. McDonald was born in Jonesboro, Ark., and served in the Army. He worked in construction from 1960 until 1991, when he became a crane operator in the Lower Valley until 2011.
Survivors include his wife, Norma McDonald of Zillah; three sons, Jess McDonald III of Spokane, Joe McDonald of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jesse McDonald of Ellensburg; two daughters, Claudia McDonald of Michigan and Jessica McDonald of Zillah; and three sisters, Thama Northrup of Tacoma, Alice Rhea of Nevada and Elaine Stevens of Florida.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Zillah Cemetery. Arrangements are by Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah.