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Carrie Ellen McDonald went to be with her Heavenly Father on the morning of Sunday, November 6, 2022. Carrie was born in Kansas City on November 17, 1977 to Scott and Gail Nickel. She met her very best friend and husband, Ryan McDonald, when she was 15 years old. They were married in 1998 and lived a life together full of friends, family, laughter and true love. Carrie’s greatest pleasure was being the mother of Scott Davis McDonald, Ava Jane McDonald and Amelia Aime (Mia) McDonald.

Carrie grew up primarily in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and was a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She leaves behind many beloved family members and friends in Oklahoma and around the country. In 2005, Carrie and her family relocated to Austin, Texas and immediately became part of a thriving community of friends and colleagues in the Lake Travis area. Carrie was the consummate hostess and the most attentive listener to anyone that had the privilege of gaining a seat at her kitchen island. That community continued to grow in number and in depth of friendship as her children grew. Carrie was an avid learner and used her intellect and curiosity to keep those around her informed and thoughtful. She cared intensely for the protection of families and the men and women that served her country in the armed forces.

Carrie is survived by her beloved husband, Ryan and her three children, Scott, Ava and Mia, her father, Scott Nickel and his wife Patricia as well as her brothers and their families: David, Shannon, Jack and Sam Nickel, Bubba, Aime, Luke and Trip Nickel and her brothers in law and sisters in law and their families: Kyle, Amanda, Riley and Max McDonald and Megan, Duncan, Cooper and Eme Watkins, her mother and father in law, Larry and Margaret McDonald and precious aunts uncles and cousins that loved her dearly. Carrie was pre deceased by her mother Gail Nickel and her adoring grandparents, Rufus and Edith Bandy and Bolte and Maxine Nickel. Carrie was surrounded by a family blessed with abundant love. She always treasured and protected her family fiercely.

A memorial service will be held at All Saints Presbyterian Church, 7808 Rialto Blvd, Austin, Texas on what would have been her 45th birthday, November 17, 2022, at 11 am. A reception at church will follow. A livestream option is also available at http://allsaintsaustin.org/mcdonald. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Tunnel to Towers Foundation, t2t.org, The Pure Hope Foundation, purehopefoundation.com, and the Austin Chapter of the Center for Child Protection, centerforchildprotection.org. The family thanks you for the outpouring of love and support that has helped them during this time.

Be not afraid. Isaiah 41:10

Posted online on November 11, 2022

Service Information

Memorial Service

All Saints Presbyterian Church, 7808 Rialto Blvd, Austin, Texas. A reception at church will follow.
November 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM