Matthew Scott McDonald

Matthew Scott McDonald

January 18, 1969 - April 16, 2022

Matthew Scott McDonald

January 18, 1969 - April 16, 2022


On  Saturday, April 16th, 2022, Matthew Scott McDonald, loving husband, father, and grandfather of seven living grandchildren passed away at the age of 53.

Matthew was born on January 18th, 1969, in Spokane, Washington.  He grew up in Harrison, Idaho, where he met his “bride” Keli Marie Makanamakamaeokalani (Wedemeyer-Crow) McDonald.  They shared an adventurous life together for nearly 33 years.

Matthew was a Master Craftsman.  He owned his own construction company for many years and was regarded by all who worked for him as a wonderful carpenter and boss. He was a natural born leader who showed respect as he led by example.  His motto was “Today I can either be a boss or a teacher, I choose teacher.”

Matthew’s personality was as infectious as his smile was contagious.  If a stranger was hungry, he fed them.  If they needed shelter, he housed them.  Matthew made an impact where ever he went.    Matthew had a flair akin to a peacock, never going unnoticed in a crowd. He was a gifted storyteller and a fountain of obscure information.  He collected passport stamps and adventures with glee. And while the world was his “bucket list”, Matthew’s greatest joy was his family, whom he loved beyond measure. He was adored and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of Matthew’s life will be held privately by his family later in the year.

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4 responses to Matthew Scott McDonald

  1. Rest In Peace, Jake. You will be missed. I remember all the good times we had as teenagers in rural Idaho, my heart goes out to your family.

  2. kim says:

    wow, not sure where to start Keli! So very sorry, I have loved seeing your love story all these years..You two are an amazing couple & I love following your LOVE Story!

  3. Azie Buck says:

    I have been blessed in my lifetime to have been a part of your life and family Mattie. You will be missed, always loved and close in thought. A million hugs and kisses for Keli, your keiki and moopuna.

  4. Scott says:

    Oh Matthew …my friend, Mr. Mc D. Going on 2 years now and I still think about you all the time. Some books are hard to put down, even when it’s over. People think you had a lot to say in life, but I think you have more to say now.
    I’m not sure how to process it all, but I know God is good.
    I pray a blessing on your family on your behalf…. Kelli, Jakob, Hannah. Shantelle, Chris, and all your grands…
    May the God that created all of us never leave your sides,
    and never let you go. Goodbye Matthew….. Scott Probert (Mr. P.)

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