Logan Herald Journal, 02/21/13
Marceil Martin McKenzie, our kind, gentle mother and grandmother passed away after a brief illness early in the morning of Feb. 16, 2013. She was born March 4, 1921, in the humble home of Chleo Louisa Campbell and Waldemer Marion Martin in Clifton, Idaho. Growing up on a family farm, she had four sisters, Thelma, Sybil, Theda and Mildred (who died as a baby); and two brothers, Merwin and Levere (who died as a baby). She grew up in Clifton and graduated from Clifton High in 1939.
She began dating Gerald McKenzie in high school and they were married Jan. 18, 1941. They were sealed in the Logan LDS Temple on June 28, 1945. After they were married, Gerald and Marceil moved to Preston, Idaho. Their final move was to Logan, Utah, in 1952 where they made a home for their family.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marceil loved the gospel and always walked in faith. She served in many positions including Primary president and Relief Society president twice in the Logan 15th and 16th wards. Most importantly, Marceil spent her life loving and serving her family. She dedicated every waking moment to worrying about and providing for her family. Marceil worked in Logan Regional Hospital for over 30 years until she retired. Marceil continued to live in Logan until March 2010 when she became an involuntary snowbird, living in Sandy, Utah, during the summers and Mesa, Ariz., during the winters.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald , parents, all of her siblings and her infant twins. She is survived by her four children, Orvil (Linda) of Ft. Collins, Colo., Sherrie Cummings of Pleasant View, Utah, Lee (Barbara) of Mesa, Ariz., and Cleo Cohen (Mark) of Sandy, Utah. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at the Logan 16th Ward chapel (which was built by her loving husband), 600 N. 100 West. A viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Preston City Cemetery immediately following the funeral services.
Flowers may be ordered from The Plant Peddler Floral in Logan at www. plantpeddlerfloral.com or you may send a donation to Hospice of the Valley’s “Memorial Donation” through their website at www.hov.org/planned-givin
Condolences may be expressed online at www. nelsonfuneralhome.com .