Zola F. McDonald Haigh
Zola F. McDonald Haigh
Zola F. McDonald Haigh

August 21, 1924 - April 15, 2017
Born in Winterset, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Zola F. McDonald Haigh, 92, died on Saturday, April 15, 2017 with her family by her side at Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa. Zola was born on August 21, 1924 in Winterset, Iowa to Gladys and Wallace McDonald. She was one of nine children and graduated from Winterset High School in 1941. After graduating from Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, she worked for the Air Force and Selective Service System. In 1946, she married Harry Haigh and they lived in their south side home until moving to The Reserve on Walnut Creek, Urbandale, Iowa in 2002. Zola's last years were spent at Bickford Cottage in Urbandale. She was a member of PEO and Park Avenue Presbyterian Church. Zola enjoyed bridge, reading, and being with family and friends.

She is survived by two sons, Gene Haigh (Beth) of Urbandale and John Haigh (Michelle) of Boston; three grandsons, Jason (Lori) of Urbandale, Brad (Natalie) of Denver, and Alex of Boston; a granddaughter, Anna of Boston; five great grandchildren, Carter, Landon and Grant of Urbandale, and Aven and Hadley of Denver; a brother, Jim McDonald of Winterset and sister, Barbara Corkrean of Winterset. Zola was preceded in death by her husband Harry, infant son Joel, her parents, and six brothers, Wayne, Harold, Scott, Leonard, Paul and Melvin McDonald.

Zola will be remembered for her kind ways, determination, and "courage" facing life. The visitation and funeral will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines. The visitation will be at 10:00am with the funeral following at 11:00am. There will be a graveside service at the McDonald-Chase Cemetery in Winterset at 4:00pm, Saturday, April 22 for anyone wishing to attend.

Memorial contributions can be made to Amanda the Panda or PEO "Program for Continuing Education". Online condolences are welcome at

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Westover Funeral Home
Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:00 AM
McDonald Chase Cemetery
Rural Winterset
Winterset, IA US 50273
Saturday, April 22, 2017
4:00 PM


Amanda The Panda
1000 73rd Street, #12
Des Moines, IA 50311
3700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Program for Continuing Education