Maude “Dusty” McDonald

June 24, 1925 - October 4, 2012
Maude “Dusty” McDonald

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Maude ìDustyî McDonald, daughter of Charles Greene Rodes, Jr. and Alice Maud Sears Rodes, and stepdaughter of Virginia K. Rodes, passed away October 4, 2012 at the Elizabeth House after a long illness.

Dusty was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1925, and lived there most of her life until moving to Hendersonville in 2003. After graduating from Stetson University, she married her high school sweetheart, Jack McDonald on June 27, 1946. She then worked in the legal department at the Broward County Courthouse. She was devoted to her family, her church, her friends and her Lord. She truly loved to help people, and all who knew Dusty were blessed by her genuine caring nature. She will be dearly missed by those she touched.

She is survived by Jack, her loving husband of 66 years, and her daughter, Becky Sparks and husband, Doug, all of Hendersonville. She leaves behind three grandchildren, Ryan (wife Leora), Heather (husband Jeremy), Ross (wife Claudia), and one great-granddaughter, Leilani.

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, October 13, at Hendersonville First Baptist Church (old chapel) located at 312 Fifth Avenue West. The Reverend Clell Coleman will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cure Alzheimerís Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 or


Saturday, October 13, 2012
12:00 AM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville (Old Chapel) - Directions
312 5th Ave. West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • October 11, 2012
    Gordon Frost says:
    How much both I and Claudette loved you Dusty. We know that you are in the Lord's presence and we will meet once again. How thankful we are for Jack's care for you over the years. Love, Gordon & Claudia