Donald Alvin Macumber, 78 of Gordon, passed away Oct. 10, 2015 at his home. Donald was born March 10, 1937 to James and Mable (King) Macumber in Gordon, Neb. He grew up southeast of Gordon in the Sandhills. Donald attended elementary school in rural Cherry County. He then went to high school in Curtis, Neb. where he graduated in 1955
He married Phyllis Sandoz on October 18, 1957and to this union six sons were born: Donald Jr., James, Gregory, Quentin, Marvin, and Douglas.
During the course of his life, Donald worked for Sheridan Dairy, the Aarens Ranch, then moving to Lander Wyoming where he worked on the ranch with his father. He returned to the Gordon area in spring of 1961 working for Nebraska Beef Packers for 15 years, then driving gas truck for Hix Oil for 23 years until he retired in 2001.
Donald had a great love for the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and gardening (while cussing the weeds) and spending time with family and friends.
Having been grateful in sharing his life, his wife of almost 58 years Phyllis Macumber of Gordon, his sons, Gregory Macumber of Gordon, Quentin (Cindy Kearns) Macumber of Wheat Ridge, Colo., Marvin (LaWanda Rundback) Macumber of Rushville, Neb., Douglas (Mandy) Macumber of Redfield, S.D. Four grandchildren, Kirk, Trevar, Niki, and Kristi Macumber, six great grandchildren, Kiara, Kingston, Alorah, Kodin, Lexi Macumber, and Colton Derrick. Three nephews Justin and Marlin Sandoz and Bret Otis, one niece Brenda Otis and one aunt, Helen King of Missouri along with numerous cousins.
Donald was preceded in death by his grandparents Ora and Mary King, James and Glen Macumber; parents James and Mable Macumber; sons Donald Jr, and James, a brother Richard Macumber and a sister Karen D’Orange.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Gordon, with Pastor Bill Combs officiating.
A memorial has been established and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.