Dorothy Ray MacKay
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May 15, 1930 ~ January 13, 2018

Dorothy was born on May 15, 1930 in Susanville, California to Dudley Freeland Haney and Della Eugene Curtis Haney. Her mother died 2 weeks after she was born. She lived with her Granny until she was ten years old in Chico, California. After that she lived with various relatives and friends. She graduated from Chico Senior High School in 1947.
In 1953, Dorothy married Malcolm MacKay in Reno, Nevada. They made their first home in Las Plumas on the Feather River at Big Bend Powerhouse. Dorothy was a homemaker her entire career. They moved to Vancouver, Washington from Chico in 1978.
Dorothy volunteered at the Vancouver Discovery Shoppe for the American Cancer Society the entire time the shop was open from 1984 -2016. She was a bowler, reader and avid gardener. She loved watching old movies with her children and grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by her six children: David Burrell (Cheryl) in Florida, Bill MacKay (Teri) in Chico, Ellen Joslin (Bob) in Vancouver, Frances Eckhardt (Kim) of Vancouver, Robert MacKay in Viet Nam and Martha MacKay in Vancouver; 20 grandchildren; 22 1/2 great-grandchildren; sister, Rita Goodwin (Tom) of Marysville, California; and brother, Tom of Illinois.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Malcolm; brother, Henry Haney; sister, Pat Little; and grandson, Zack MacKay.
There will be a memorial Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 8701 NE 119th St., Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Dorothy's name to The American Cancer Society.
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Published in The Columbian on Jan. 21, 2018.
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January 25, 2019
Dorothy, dear friend, you are still very loved and missed. Ellen and Sarah came to visit me recently, and we had such a nice lunch and visit remembering you and Malcom. Put the coffee pot on, we'll get together soon girlfriend.
February 10, 2018
I met Dorothy when my husband and I noved to Las Plumas in 1959. We've been friends for almost 60 years and she will be sorely missed. Dorothy was absolutely the most kind, generous person I've ever known, and I'm honored to have been her friend. My thoughts and hearts are with her family at this difficult time.
Glenda Ricardo
January 27, 2018
Dorothy was a wonderful lady and a valuable volunteer at the American Cancer Discovery shop.I was honoured to have known her.
margaret morgan
January 22, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 19, 2018
My mother Lillian Shaffer was very good friends with Dorothy. I remember visiting her with my Mom, she was very kind. They are having a great conversation in heaven drinking their cup of coffee.
January 18, 2018
My sympathy and prayers are with all of you. Dorothy was a good friend from the time we met in the Rosedale School library.
God bless you all.
Linda Duncan
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