In Memory

Marion Gordon (Mackey) - Class Of 1935

Marion Gordon (Mackey)

Marion Gordon Mackey, a longtime rancher, homemaker, and artist, passed away April 12, 2014, in Alturas, California. Born in Hollywood, California, on February 5, 1917, Marion graduated from South Pasadena High School and studied at Pomona College for three years. She married Robert H Mackey in San Gabriel, on July 12, 1939.

After visiting friends in Modoc County, Robert and Marion decided to purchase the Wells Ranch in 1946 and relocated to Modoc County from San Gabriel. In 1957 they bought an adjoining ranch and created a world of wonder for their three sons, who could explore and discover without fear of reprisal. Robert and Marion showed their sons the joy of work, the power of peace, and the wonder of love. Marion called Canyon Creek Ranch and Modoc County her home for 68 years. She loved gardening and painting and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Modoc County Arts Council, Alturas Garden Club, and Cedar Pass Ski Club.

Marion is survived by three sons, Richard (Karen) Mackey of Alturas; John (Kathy) Mackey of Olympia, Washington; and Bruce (Chris) Mackey of Olympia; brother Hugh (Shona) Gordon (SPHS '45) of New Zealand; and six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Modoc County Record, April 17, 2014