Phyllis U. Mackie, age 91, passed away Christmas morning, December 25, 2020, at Regency on Whidbey Memorial Care Facility in Oak Harbor, Washington.
Phyllis was born May 21, 1929, in Gladstone, the daughter of David and Emma (Gregory) Jackovich. Phyllis was raised in Gladstone and attended the Gladstone schools. Following her school years, Phyllis was united in marriage to Robert F. Mackie and together the couple lived in Illinois, California and Nevada before retiring to Delta County in 1991. Bob preceded Phyllis in death on January 15, 1997.
Phyllis was a member of First Lutheran Church in Gladstone.
Remembrance by Bobby (son):
Bob and Phyllis always have an open heart and open house to family and friends. Christmas is a glorious celebration that often saw Phyllis creating an unforgettable Christmas dinner with dozens of brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, and lifelong friends sitting side by side. It was filled with laughter, winks and giggles. All of us sitting around their very large dinner table were filled with happiness.
My parents had the magical touch that brought together our extended family from all around. They renewed the bonds that bind us all. Mom would decorate their home inside and out with Christmas joy.
Phyllis departed us December 25, Christmas day, her most favorite day of the year. I feel it’s like she got the best Christmas gift of all, getting to join with Bob, the love of her life, in heaven. She will be so deeply missed.
Son: Robert (Christine) Mackie of Oak Harbor, WA
Granddaughter: Meghan Mackie
In addition to her parents, David and Emma, and her loving husband, Robert, Phyllis was preceded in death by:
Brother: Harry Jackovich
Sisters: Agie Groleau, Dorthea Johnson and Rosemarie Anderson
Phyllis will be laid to rest next to her husband Robert in the Fernwood Cemetery in the spring. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.