Donald McAnulty

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Donald S. McAnulty, 87, of Glenns Ferry, died Aug. 25, 2008, at Poplar Grove Assisted Living Center after a short illness.

Graveside services will be held at the Glenn Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Demaray Funeral Service, Gooding Chapel.

He graduated from Glenns Ferry High School in 1939 and attended three semesters at the University of Idaho Southern Branch in Aircraft Mechanics. He went to work for Webb Flying Service in Boise and then enlisted in the Army Air Force and became the crew chief on several types of fighter planes. He was discharged from the service in 1946 and returned to run the family ranch in Glenns Ferry.

He married Leona B. Belknap Jan. 1, 1953, and they had two children, William and Susan.

Donald was employed by Idaho Power Company and was responsible for the operation of several different hydroelectric plants.

Donald was an avid pilot and owned several airplanes. He frequently flew from their home in Halfway, Ore., into Hells Canyon to work at Oxbow and Hells Canyon dams.

Donald had an active career and membership in many Masonic bodies. He held many offices in the Masons during his life. He was awarded the order of the Purple Cross by the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, the Order of High Priesthood and Order of the Silver Trowel.

Following his retirement from Idaho Power Company they moved to Hammett.

Leona died March 8, 1991.

He married Audrey Janousek April 4, 1992, whom he had known for over 50 years. They lived in Hammett until moving to Poplar Grove Assisted Living in 2006.

Donald is survived by: his wife, Audrey; son William and his wife, LeAnn McAnulty; daughter Susan McAnulty of Meridian; stepson Russel and his wife, Kathy McAnulty, of Yuba City, Calif.; an older brother, Lester, and his wife, Elva McAnulty, of Bliss, two grandaughters and three grandsons.

He was preceded in death by an older brother, Rex McAnulty, and a sister, Hazel Steen.