Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Duggan Reed McLain McDonald

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Duggan Reed McLain McDonald

October 4, 1932 — July 17, 2019

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Duggan Reed McLain McDonald, 86, passed peacefully on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

She is survived by her youngest sister, Charlene Benton, of Irving, Texas; children, Mike and Dottie Reed of Kingsland, Texas, and Sherry and Ronnie Priddy of Edmund, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Mike and Effie Reed of Lubbock, Texas, Katie Ramsey of Round Rock, Texas, Edgar and Corrie Reed of Abilene, Texas, Jennifer and Jeff Nichols of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Kyle and Linden Priddy of Edmund, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Gabby, Logan, Jacob, Ethan, Kylin, Jordan, Cade, Fallon and Lizze; as well as many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

Beth was a wonderful woman that was loved by many, will be greatly missed, and will always be cherished. Known by most as Granny Beth, she was a loving and amazing wife, mom, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

Beth’s journey began on Oct. 4, 1932 in Jacksonville, Texas. She was the oldest of five children to C.E. and Ethylene Duggan. She and her siblings spent their childhood in Andrews, Texas. She moved to Midland, Texas in 1962 and resided there until she moved to Burnet, Texas in 2018 where she was a resident at the Oaks Nursing Home.

Beth always put family before everything else and never missed an opportunity to be with them. Her favorite times were dinner and game nights on the weekends with her family. She was a gifted and avid bowler and won several awards throughout the years. She also loved dancing and socializing. I honestly don’t think she ever met a stranger. Her work was a big part of her life as well, and she had many jobs in the hospitality and service industry. Beth loved animals almost as much as her family and over the years had many dogs, cats, and turtles to keep her company.

We want to thank all the nurses and staff at the Oaks Nursing Home for loving and caring for our Granny Beth during her time there. Special thanks to Hospice for keeping her comfortable in her last weeks with us.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Hospital, Hospice, or the Oaks Nursing Home in Burnet, Texas.

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