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Lola Alfreda Craig McDonald
Birth: Jan. 28, 1900
Death: Feb. 2, 1996

Lola was born Jan. 28, 1900 in Creston Neb.
She attended primary school and the first grade there from 1905-'07. The Craigs moved to Lubbock 1907-'15. At age 13 Lola played piano for all occasions. They moved back to the Craig farm, 3 mi. from Creston, 1915-'24. Lola taught grades 1-12 in a one room school house from 1917-1919, then went to the University of Nebraska 1919-'21. She taught in Columbus schools 1919-'23, then returned to the U.of Neb. 1923-'24, and almost graduated but was persuaded by Alex McDonald to come to Texas. A romance had been brewing since 1923. They married July 31,1924 with a front porch wedding and 400 in attendance. They moved back to their home in Lubbock shortly after the wedding.

Lola played the organ at The Methodist Church until a freind convinced her to move to The Broadway Church of Christ. Lola taught bible classe for more than thirty years and was a faithful servant giving many hours of service to others. Many friends from Bible classes would bring portable sewing machines and work all day making clothes and quilts for the needy. The group continued on for 20 years and eventually became the "Pioneer Needle Club", meeting at Lola's home. Through the years she made more than 100 afgans for family and friends. She donated afgans and shell craft items to gift fairs at Lubbock Christian College to support the school. She was very active teaching Bible Classes at the Church of Christ at Broadway and ave. T and workshops at Abilene Christian College.

Lola spoke at 4 different women's clubs about Antique Quilts, Pressed Glass, Shell Crafts and The Fascination of Old Books. She really loved spending time with Alex at Fulton where they did so many things together, such as feeding squirrels and caring for the big oak trees.

There is not enough space on the entire world wide web to mention all the great things that Lola has done for others. Especially how much she loved the Lord and wanted all of us to know Christ.

In 1973 she moved to Lorenzo, then moved back to Lubbock in 1981. These thoughts and words by her daughter Conny seemed to fit the occasion.

Movin' Day 9-1-1981

I'm thankful there are five of us
and all the helpful kin,
When Mama starts to throw things out
so movers can get in.

Torn 'tween love and trauma--
that's movin' day for mama.

You want to do it all for her;
she has so much to do;
But she alone can sort out all
those letters she goes through.

Lost 'tween love and trauma--
that's movin' day for mama.

She's got so many books and files--
more cards than Hallmark stores.
She has more shells than food and clothes
and still collecting more.

Drowned in love and trauma--
that's movin' day for mama.

It's no big problem what to do
with dishes, beds and chairs,
But all the sentimental things
that make her pull her hair!

Resigned to love and trauma--
on movin' day for mama. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Fred Elias Craig (1878 - 1958)
  Alpha Marie Nash Craig (1879 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  William Alex McDonald (1894 - 1973)*
 
 Children:
  Conny Marie McDonald Martin (1925 - 2010)*
  Betty Jane McDonald Peak (1926 - 2003)*
  Albert Fred McDonald (1928 - 2006)*
  Mickey Kent McDonald (1939 - 2008)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lola Alfreda Craig McDonald (1900 - 1996)
  Earl Fredrick Craig (1910 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
married 7-31-1924
 
Burial:
City of Lubbock Cemetery
Lubbock
Lubbock County
Texas, USA
Plot: Block 42
 
Maintained by: Bill Winner
Originally Created by: David Sifford
Record added: Dec 13, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8178004
Lola Alfreda <i>Craig</i> McDonald
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Lola Alfreda <i>Craig</i> McDonald
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