Devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, Monty Edward McDonald, 68, of Mountain Home entered into peace Feb. 28, 2010, after a determined battle with cancer.
At his request, no service will be held. Cremation was under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Monty was born Nov. 21, 1941, in Port Huron, Mich., to Ed and Betty McDonald.
After a childhood of racing and building stock cars with his father, Monty entered the United States Air Force in 1959 and was stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, where he met Sheila (Jeanne) Grubb in August of 1962. They married in January of 1963.
After living in California, they returned to Mountain Home and started Monty's Auto Machine Shop and later bought Buck's Locks and Keys in 1990.
Well known and loved by many, he established strong business and personal relationships in Mountain Home and the surrounding communities. Monty always thought with his heart and would not charge a lockout if children or someone in need was involved.
Monty touched the lives of many and will be missed by all.
Monty is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sheila, his son, Marty McDonald of Mountain Home, daughters Lea (Robert) Greene of Boise and Janice (Jim) Bye of Hermiston, Ore., grandsons Aaron and Zach Greene, and Joshua McDonald (currently serving in the US Air Force in Iraq), two sisters, Judy Webster and Vickie Curnel of California, and one great-granddaughter, Cecelia Mae Greene.
On behalf of Monty, his family expresses sincere gratitude to the Boise VA Hospital and American Red Cross of Boise, Blood Services. A special "Thank You" to his doctors and nurses at the Boise VA, who gave him so much care, support and hope. To Legacy Hospice of Boise, Larry Ashcraft and Jerry Rost of Mountain Home, thank you for all your help and understanding.
Cancer may have taken his body but it never took his spirit and fight. We will always love you, Dad.
"To be free is to have achieved your life."