Sue McDonald 1962-2022
Susan (Sue) K McDonald, 60, of McPherson and formerly of Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully at home on April 12, 2022. Sue was a lifelong educator, most recently Professor Emerita at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas.
Sue was born on March 9, 1962, in Berkeley, California, the daughter of Clarence E. and Lois (Kay) McDonald. She graduated from Fargo North High School in 1980. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Dakota State University in 1983, her Master of Science degree in Geology from Indiana State University in 1990 and Doctor of Philosophy in Physics at Indiana University in 1994. On May 10, 1987, Sue was united in marriage to Dale Griffith in Fenton, Michigan. They were married 34 years before Dale’s passing on February 5, 2022.
Throughout the years, she shared her love of Earth Science as an instructor at the yearly summer field camp experience at Indiana University’s Judson Mead Geologic Field Station in Cardwell, Montana. A residential facility was named in her honor at the Field Station in 2021.
Dr. McDonald loved working with her students and positively impacted the lives of many along the way.You can read more about Sue's life here