Alfred Donaldson

Alfred "Gene" Donaldson

Thursday, October 10th, 1935 Saturday, March 28th, 2020

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Obituary for Alfred "Gene" Donaldson

Derby - Donaldson, Alfred "Gene"
84, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020. He was born October 10, 1935 to Alfred and Ruth Donaldson in Alpena, Arkansas. Gene graduated from KU as a mechanical engineer and retired from Boeing in 1995. He loved the Jayhawks, gardening, reading, puzzles, and playing bridge and pinochle. Gene was also an active member of Countryside Christian Church and later became a charter member of Haysville Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Ruth Donaldson; parents-in-law, Henry and Ada Hofen; siblings, Tommy Donaldson, Louise (Jimmy) Oberzan, Johnny (Robbie) Donaldson, George (Carol) Donaldson, and Rose Becker; brother-in-law, Kouwe Hofen; sister-in-law, Georgia Hofen. Gene is survived by his wife of 56 years, MaryAlice Donaldson; son, Kent (Stacie) Donaldson; daughters, Karen (Steve) Mann, Linda (Randy) Erickson; grandchildren, Eli (Amelia) Bayless, Zac (Lauren) Bayless, John Donaldson, Luke Donaldson, Grace Donaldson, Parker Erickson, Eleanor Erickson, and Avery Erickson; great-grandchildren, Wiley and Lily Bayless; siblings, Hugh (Bonnie) Donaldson, Nadene (Charles) Henderson, Carolyn Elmborg, Virginia Allen, Mary (Russ) Armstrong, Freda (Dan) Roach, Rita Holt; brothers-in-law, Fred Becker, Glenn Hofen; sister-in-law, Yvonne Hofen; and lots of nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and friends. A private graveside service will take place in Oswego, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Haysville Christian Church, 1306 W. Grand Ave., Haysville, KS 67060 or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market St., Wichita, KS 67202.

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Diana Warehime

our thoughts and prayers go out to the Donaldson family. Gene and his wife Mary Alice are such awesome friends of our. one of the most giving and loving couples I have the privilege of knowing. condolences to Mary Alice and family.
Comment | Posted at 11:15pm via Condolence

Gina Wiesner

We are so sadden to hear of Gene's passing, we know in our hearts though that when he entered the gates of heaven the angels rejoiced! Love Ernie and Gina Wiesner
Comment | Posted at 11:00pm via Condolence

Donna Featherby

Mary Alice so very sorry for your loss
Comment | Posted at 10:51pm via Condolence

Joyce Benton

A good life well lived. He will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 06:52pm via Condolence


I’m so sorry to her about Gene. He was always very kind to the girls and I. Out thoughts and prayers are with you! Sarah, Callie and Maliea Hirschfeld
Comment | Posted at 06:24pm via Condolence

Angela Wright

Thank you for showing us how to love one another, Gene. Will miss your wisdom and just visiting with you. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with Mary Alice and the rest of the family.
Posted at 06:31pm

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