Nancy R. (MacLean) McKenzie

Date of Birth

July 8, 1931

Date of Death

December 15, 2021

City of Death

Santa Barbara, CA

A Celebration of Life Service and Reception will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 4585 Auhay Dr. at 1pm Sat., May 21st. Nancy McKenzie passed away in December, 2021 at age 90. Born in Flint, MI, and raised in Pontiac, MI the youngest child and only daughter of Elmer and Sadie MacLean, Nancy grew up with 4 older brothers: Bob, Doug, Fraser and Bruce. After graduating from high school, she went on to graduate from Michigan State Normal College with her degree in Occupational Therapy. She enlisted in the US Air Force and was stationed at Lackland AFB followed by Okinawa, Japan as the only USAF O. T. in Japan. She met her husband George McKenzie, an Army helicopter pilot and resigned her commission to become his wife. As an Army wife, they moved to Ft. Sill, OK, Munich, Germany, Ft. Ord, CA, lived in Las Vegas, NV, Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Ft. Wolters, TX, Santa Barbara, CA, Bangkok, Thailand and when George died in a helicopter crash, finally settled in Santa Barbara near her parents and one brother, Bruce MacLean and his family. She was a long time member of St. Andrew’s as well as Gold Star Wives/Families, American Legion, SB Genealogical Society, and a strong supporter of Wreaths Across America and Women in US Military. She leaves behind 5 children, 2 step-daughters, 7 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family. Please join us on Sat., May 21st, 2022.


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