Donald Magruder

Mr. Donald Elwood Magruder, 80, formerly of Washington Grove, Maryland, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Charlotte's Home Assisted Living Facility in Maugansville, Maryland. He was the husband for 50 years to the late Carolyn S. Magruder.


Born August 29, 1925, in Potomac, Maryland, he was a son of the late Maurice and Bessie Beall Magruder.


Mr. Magruder served in the U.S. Coast Guard during W.W.II. He was employed by Safeway Stores, Inc. for 41 years. He was a lifetime member of the Gaithersburg Washington Grove Fire Department for 65 years, the American Legion Gaithersburg Post #104 and the Washington Grove United Methodist Church.


He is survived by his son, James M. Magruder of Germantown, Maryland; three daughters, Susie Bowman and husband Paulie of Mt. Airy, Md., Sandy Spencer and husband Bill of Sharpsburg, Md., and Alice Jarvis and husband J.R. of Fairfield, Pa.: eight grandchildren, James Magruder Jr., Kelly Pare, Judy Magruder, Mollie Spencer, Lauren Bowman, Christopher Jarvis, Matthew Spencer and Samantha Spencer; and four great-grandchildren, Cassie Magruder, Cody Magruder, Tyler Pare and Tyler Magruder.


Mr. Magruder is preceded in death by his two brothers, Clyde Magruder and James Magruder

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