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Jessica Anne McDonald

June 26, 1960 ~ August 10, 2017 (age 57)

Jessica Anne McDonald was 57 years of age and living in Harlingen when she died on Thursday, August 10, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.

Jessica was born on June 26, 1960 in Oceanside, CA to Gerald and JoAnn Backus.  She grew up in Harlingen and graduated from Harlingen High School in 1978.  After graduation she worked with Dollar Rental Cars in Harlingen and South Padre Island and then worked as a property manager for several apartment complexes in the Harlingen and San Benito area.  She then began a career with Pittman & Davis where she was in charge of customer service for over 20 years.

Jessica attended several local Methodist church’s in the Harlingen area and was a member and President of the P.E.O. Chapter CT also in Harlingen.

She is survived by her son, Shane McDonald and Logan McDonald; sister, Shannon Davis; brothers, Jim Backus and Mike Backus; nieces, Chelsea Rumbo, Allison (Jacob) Grimes, Angel (Justin) Sothman; nephews, John Backus, Justin (Beth) Rumbo, Aaron McGinness; aunt, Jane Wandruff; cousin, Bridget Wandruff.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Maude McGinness and her parents.

Memorial services will be held at Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home, 3:00 PM, Sunday, August 13, 2017 with the Rev. J.J. Wicke officiating.

The family request that those desiring to do so may make memorial donations to the Humane Society of Harlingen, 1106 Markowsky Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550 or to the charity of choice.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
August 13, 2017

3:00 PM
Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home
710 Ed Carey Drive
Harlingen, TX

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