Sheldon Todd MacKenzie: March 25, 1963 – October 8, 2021. He was 58
On October 8, 2021 the world lost a great man.Sheldon Todd Mackenzie was a beloved son, a loving father, and a caring friend who passed away on October 8, 2021. He was born on March 25, 1963 to Dorothy Mackenzie and Dewight “Sam” Mackenzie in Santa Barbara, CA.
Sheldon grew up attending Hollister elementary school while playing football with YFL and went on to play football in San Marcos High school. He graduated there with the class of ’81. He received a scholarship to University of Pacific (UOP) for his skills on the football field. While attending UOP he met his future wife Rebecca Suttmann and went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in business in 1985. Sheldon and Rebecca moved to the Bay Area and married on October 12, 1991. Sheldon was employed by several Insurance companies. Sheldon and Rebecca raised two sons, (Kyle and Scott) in Redwood City, CA. Sheldon and Rebecca later parted in 2005 and both stayed in the Bay Area.
In Sheldon’s later years he went back to San Marcos High school to assist with coaching the football team. He wished to help the community through his passion and knowledge of the sport. His other hobbies included playing the drums and bass guitar, as well as fishing with his 2 sons.
Sheldon’s survived family members include his mother, Dorothy Mackenzie-Schmidt, his ex-wife, Rebecca, and his 2 sons, Kyle MacKenzie (Antonella) and Scott MacKenzie (Jennie), as well as his step-father, Earl Schmidt and step-sister, Hen Rasmussen.
His family wishes to thank his long time love and partner, Velvali Huston in Salinas, CA, for her relentless love and support of Sheldon over the past many years. They felt God’s love brought them together and that they completed each other in many ways.
Sheldon was preceded in death by his father, Sam Mackenzie, and his brother Doug Mackenzie.
He was excellent at anything he put his mind to and made friends wherever he went.
A life fully lived.