Mormon Donald

Ugly Duckling?

He grew up in an adopted family, with these two Arnold boys, Jim and I want to say Mickey, or was that the name of his father? He was born in Los Angeles, on a Tuesday, like Katie, his firstborn, on the 26th of September of 1950, and he was adopted around 1952 into a Mormon family in Goldhill, OR. Don is the father of Joey (me). Don was born Donald Melvin Rasp to mother Mary Margaret Hocking and father Peter Marinus Rasp.

1950s: Don, Jim, and a third boy.

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Archive My Family

Atkins | Crystal | Donald | Joey | Katie | Marilyn | Ricky

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Donald Melvin Arnold (Rasp) | @DonRasp | Joey's father

Peter Marinus Rasp

Don's father | Joey's paternal grandpa | Peter was born on Saturday, the 14th of April of 1906 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Peter died on Friday, the 14th of August, 1953, in California. Peter moved to Canada with his family around 1912 and then to America around 1920. Peter an his family were going to board Titanic, but his father, Peter Sr., was off drinking beer or something. They had to go find him. This means, alcohol can save your life sometimes.

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Mary Margaret Hocking

Don's mother | Joey's paternal grandma | Mary Margaret Hocking: the mother of Donald Melvin Rasp, my dad: she married Peter Rasp and then Walt Atkins.

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1960's apx

Christmas tree | presents | police

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Maybe Janet, the first wife of Don.

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1980's | Donald Arnold

Donald and his first child, Katie, the older sister of Joey | Katie was 51 days old in this photo on Thursday, the 14th of August, 1980, which is the same date Don's dad died, 27 years earlier.

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1992 December

Donny | all of his four kids: Crystal | | Joey | Katie | Ricky

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Crystal Ann Arnold

Don's 2nd daughter | Joey's younger sister

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Mary's Funeral

1997 apx: California: Don Rasp, Ron Rasp, & Jim Atkins, during the funeral of their mother, Mary Margaret Hocking, who married Peter Marinus Rasp and then Walt Atkins.

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2004 Family Reunion

During the Christmas of 2004, we went to Katie's apartment in Portland, Oregon, watched some of our home videos, met Katie's boyfriend, not Forrest but maybe the BF before that or something. Don't remember, but he was some years older than her and had glasses.

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