Don, 84 of Kalispell, Montana, passed away on December 6, 2012 in Arizona of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was the 3rd child born to Bert and Nellie Waldron. Don grew up in Kooskia, Idaho and graduated from Hamilton (MT) high school in 1946. Upon graduation he joined the Marine Corps where he continued playing football, his favorite sport. He served briefly in WWII and during the Korean conflict. He received his B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Western Montana College of Education where he also played football. He obtained his Masters degree in Education from the University of Montana. He worked as a school administrator in the Montana school districts of Troy, Libby and Hellgate (Missoula). Upon retirement he worked as a lobbyist for the Montana Rural Education Association. He was affiliated with many educational and community organizations and received numerous awards for his contribution to Montana's educational system. He loved the out of doors spending time with his family hunting, fishing, camping and gathering wood. Don was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John and Howard; and sister, Audrey Dunne. He is survived by his immediate family: wife of 60 years, D. Jean Waldron; daughters, Darleda (Rob) Tedrow of Kalispell (MT), Debra Waldron of Seattle (WA), and Denise Snyder of Calgary (Canada); grandsons, Sam and William Tedrow; and his constant companion, Niko (dog). He also is survived by an extended family of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and Rotary exchange students. A memorial service will be held in Kalispell, Montana this coming summer. Memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., your local hospice or a charity of your choice.