Obituary of Carolyn Jane Mackey
Carolyn J. Mackey
ASHTABULA- Carolyn Jane Mackey, 85, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 while a patient at Hillcrest Hospital.
The daughter of Clarence and Helen (Shamp) Horst, Carolyn was born on July 15, 1934 in Ashtabula and had remained a lifelong resident.
Carolyn was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church.
As a young woman, Carolyn began her career at the local Social Security office; she transitioned to being the Associate Director of Residential Services and the Administrative Secretary of Happy Hearts School and retired as a bookkeeper in Chardon, Ohio. She was a talented and gifted person with a vibrant personality and enjoyed all those she met on her life’s journey.
Carolyn and Harold Mackey were united in marriage on August 30, 1952 and had just celebrated their sixty-seventh wedding anniversary. Their marriage was one of mutual admiration and love.
Carolyn was a woman of many interests; she was a member of the Ashtabula YMCA, loved to travel and was ready to go on an adventure at any time, playing a good round of golf and eating with family and friends was always enjoyable.
Carolyn will be remembered as a wonderful, daughter, sister, wife, mom, grandma, great grandma and friend.
Carolyn is survived by her husband, Harold Mackey of Ashtabula; children, Gail Mackey of Ashtabula, Mindy Young of Kingsville, Betsy (George) Shields of Seattle, Washington and Michael Mackey, also of Ashtabula; grandchildren, Shannon (Bob) Ellison, Holly Barnum, Aaron (Johanna) Mackey, Craig Barnum; great grandchild, Jordyn Adams; loving nieces and nephews.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jim Young; siblings, Dick, Jack and Carl Horst and her parents.
Memorial Services will be held at 6:00PM on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Ducro Funeral Services, 4524 Elm Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio.
Visitation will be observed from 4PM until time of service at 6 PM at the funeral home.
If desired contributions in Carolyn’s name may be made to Eversight Ohio, 6700 Euclid Avenue, Suite 101, Cleveland, Ohio, 44103 or to Bethany Lutheran Church, 933 Michigan Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004.
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