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Louise Sheldon Macdonald

August 30, 1926 — August 12, 2018

Louise S. MacDonald passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Sedona, AZ at the age of 91. She was born on August 30, 1926 in Narragansett, RI to James and Marjorie (Chase) Sheldon, Jr.
Louise graduated "cum Laude" from Bryn Mawr College in 1948 with a B.A. in German Literature. She studied abroad at the Universities of Mexico in 1944 and Zurich, Switzerland in 1946. She was fluent in French, Spanish, German and English (Russian and Arabic formerly). She finished a Masters degree in French Literature from California State University, Northridge in 1960. She was a writer, journalist, reporter who went by the pen name of Louise Roberts Sheldon. She reported for LIFE magazine for 12 years; editor of "Smithsonian" magazine for 3 years; correspondent for UPI, "The Christian Science Monitor" and "The Middle East" (London) from Rabat, Morocco, 1975 - 1981. Her publications include "Casablanca Notebook," a collection of short stories concerning Morocco, "Wind in the Sahara," a novel set in the western Saharan War, both published in 2002; "Sedona's Best Artists", 2014. She was on the Board of Directors for Sedona Art Center from 2011 - 2013 and was a facilitator at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) from 2011 - 2013.
She is survived by her loving husband, Bob MacDonald.
A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

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