Donaldson,  Craig William

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Craig William Donaldson 11/09/1962 - 12/31/2020 St. George, Utah - Craig William Donaldson M.D., 58, on December 31, 2020, left his mortal home to begin a new journey in the next life. Craig's healthy body gave its last breath with his wife, Annette and sons, Andrew and Jacob, at his side. Craig was born November 9, 1962, in Salt Lake City, UT, to William R. and Connie Lou Riggs Donaldson. As a child, he was full of life and energy. Craig was raised in Murray, UT, where he graduated from Murray High school. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in London, England. Following his mission, he graduated from Utah State University in Logan, where he also played football. Craig then attended the University of Utah Medical School, receiving his M.D. in 1993. He completed his residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. During his time in Medical School, he married the love of his life, Annette Thompson Donaldson, to whom he would remain faithfully and loyally married for nearly 30 years. They were married on June 14, 1991, in the Salt Lake Temple. Craig and Annette's marriage is an example of true love and friendship. Craig learned to play golf because of Annette's love of the sport. They would go on golf dates most Fridays and Saturdays throughout their life together. Craig has two sons, Andrew Craig Donaldson and Jacob William Donaldson. He treasured his time with them and was a pillar in their lives. At the time of his passing, Craig was the Director of Radiation Oncology at the Intermountain Cancer Center St. George. He built a legacy in cancer treatment and care in the Southern Utah area. Craig was also a beloved Bishop for five years, touching many people's lives. Most people knew Craig for his cheerful disposition and calming presence. He was loving and proactive, faithful, and faith-filled. Craig's light and legacy will be remembered for generations. Craig was a rock to his family and the community he so deeply impacted. Craig is survived by his wife: Annette; sons: Andrew and Jacob; parents: Bill and Connie Donaldson, Daybreak, UT; siblings: Chris (Steve) Tumblin, Farmington, UT; Dave (Linda) Donaldson, Pocatello, ID; Karen (Devin) Rich, Glen Allen, VA; Jennifer (Rulon) Wood, Boise, ID; Mike (Shelby) Donaldson, Centerville, UT; Matt (Angela) Donaldson, Grand Junction, CO. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Friday, January 8, 2021, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery. Masks are required for those attending services. Live streaming web-cast is available at by clicking on the obituary, then click on broadcast at the bottom. Web-cast will remain on-line for 90 days. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.

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