Robert “Bob” McDonald, 91, of Richland died Wednesday at Kadlec Medical Center. Mr. McDonald was born in Yakima and worked as a welder in the Tacoma shipyards during World War II. In 1943, he started farming in the Lower Valley. He later moved to Bonner Ferry, Idaho, where he began a small dairy farm and was a logger. In 1956, he moved to the Tri-Cities. He worked at Western Materials, helped his wife run Zips Drive-In in Richland and continued farming until he retired.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Richland; three children, Carolyn Bellis of Richland, Steven McDonald and Delores Werner of Maple Valley; a sister, Marian Gonzales of Yakima; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima. A gathering will follow at Rainier Memorial Reception Center, Terrace Heights. Arrangements are by Keith and Keith Funeral Home, Yakima.