2017-10-19 / Obituaries

Marjorie ‘Kay’ McKenzie


Marjorie ‘Kay’ McKenzie Marjorie ‘Kay’ McKenzie Marjorie Kay McKenzie, 63, of St. Ignace, passed away peacefully Friday, October 13, 2017, at Hiland Cottage Hospice House in Petoskey, following a lengthy illness.

She was born September 21, 1954, to Bill and Margaret Gamble.

Ms. McKenzie worked at Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace as a certified nurse’s aide, and then, for a change of pace, she worked at the Truck Stop Restaurant in St. Ignace.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, and she always took the time to follow the lives of her nieces and nephews. She loved children with all her heart. She also enjoyed reading, crocheting, baking, and keeping in touch with her many friends. She was a person who would do anything she could for anybody, and her grandchildren, Andrew and Allisson, were the light of her life, family members said.

She had many friends, especially Ruby Shafer, a dear friend who was always there with her during her lengthy illness. Ms. Shafer was the “keeper” of angels which she and Ms. McKenzie collected.

She is survived by two sons, Patrick Milligan of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Dustin McKenzie of Sault Ste. Marie, and two grandchildren, Andrew and Allisson Milligan of Murfreesboro. She is also survived by four siblings and their families, Bill Gamble of St. Ignace, Debbie and Fred Luepnitz of Brevort Lake, Pam and Ron Taylor of Sault Ste. Marie, and Mike and Trisha Gamble of Mackinac Island; six nieces and nephews, Shelli and Jesse Bishop, Freddie Luepnitz, Lori Beth Luepnitz, Denise Horn, Michael Gamble, and Madison Gamble, and four great-nieces and great-nephews, Natalee and Molly Luepnitz and Channing and Charlie Bishop.

In addition to her parents, Ms. McKenzie was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Gamble.

Services will be Thursday, October 19, at 4 p.m. at Dodson Funeral Home in St. Ignace with Father Frank Ricca officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to time of the service. A luncheon will follow at the Moose Lodge in St. Ignace.

Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in St. Ignace.

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