The Death of Brenda Elaine (née West) MacDonald
Brenda Elaine (née West) MacDonald (1939-2003), Audrey’s first daughter-in-law and married to Audrey’s eldest son, Spencer, died February 23, 2003 in Coventry, Rhode Island. Brenda and Spencer raised two daughters, Lisa Gayle and Julie Ann.
Brenda, born on a farm on Hope Furnace Road, was the daughter of Elmer and Bertha West. During High School, Brenda worked as waitress at Remington Ice Cream in Hope, Rhode Island, and before her retirement in 1998, she worked as Secretary/Office manager at H&H Lace Processing in Hope, R.I. for 22 years.
Brenda was a charter member of the Valley Squares [Square Dancing] and had bowled [Duckpins] for 40 years on the Sunshine Girls Bowling League. Brenda was very involved in Shephard of the Valley Methodist Church in Scituate, Rhode Island. As an advocate for the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition, she had attended the national Breast Cancer Advocacy Training Conference in Washington, D.C.
Brenda’s Memorial Service, with hundreds of guests attending, was held on March 1, 2003 at the Shephard of the Valley United Methodist Church, Seven Mile Road, Hope, Rhode Island.