Florence C. McKenzie
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Florence C. McKenzie passed away Tuesday Dec. 28, 2010. Florence was born March 8, 1911 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada to Noah and Flora LaBelle. She spent most of her childhood in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada.
In 1935, she married Bruce McKenzie and they were married 66 years. They had two children, Jerry and Penny.
The family moved to the United States in 1948 and lived in Ulysses, Kansas and several Colorado towns: Walden, Granby and finally Glenwood Springs.
Florence devoted her life to her family. She was a great friend to all and enjoyed the friendship of every one she met. She was full of energy, wisdom and wit. Her quick wit and sayings endeared her to all she met. She was a tiny person with a giant spirit of independence. She lived at Sunnyside Retirement center until she was 99 years and 10 months, going on 80. She was remarkable for her age and mostly just for who she was.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce; sister, Ruth McNeil; brother, Bill LaBelle and two grandsons David Donelan and Richard Vogan.
She is survived by her son, Jerry (Jeannie) McKenzie of Cypress, Calif.; daughter, Penny (Charles) Donelan of Glenwood Springs; six grandchildren: Shanley Mangeot, Stacy McKenzie, Wendy Pena, Jody McKenzie/Munlawin, Jennifer Carranza, Joe Vogan and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Sunnyside retirement center Thursday Dec. 30 at 2 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the 2011 MS Walk “Walk On Team Donelan” 2232 North 7th Street Suite 14, Grand Junction, CO 81501 or a charity of your choice.
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