Mary Linford Macke, age 67, of North Platte, NE, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Centennial Park Retirement Village.
Mary was born December 25, 1949, to Grant Hodges and LaZaun Jackson Linford in Salt Lake City, UT, where she grew up. Mary graduated from Granite High School in 1968 then went on a Mission to Honduras. When she returned home, she enrolled at BYU and graduated with a degree in nursing. Mary went on to work in nursing homes.
Mary was married to Rocky McCain and they later divorced. In 1990 Mary was united in marriage to Bernard William Macke in O’Neil, NE, and were later sealed in the Denver Temple. The couple lived in Salt Lake City, Council Bluffs, IA, Lincoln, NE, then North Platte. Mary was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Ward, in North Platte.
Mary loved to read, dance and do art work but especially loved spending time with her family. She was a devoted mother and cared for many others. Mary will be greatly missed and is loved dearly by her family and all who knew her.
She leaves behind her husband, Bernard, of North Platte; twin sons, Benjamin and Daniel McCain, both of Lincoln; stepdaughters, Lena (Pete) Cardenas and Tami Scott, of North Platte, Laura Cole, of Wayne, NE, and Kari (Lee) Craig, of Yankton, SD; 11 grandchildren; her twin sister, Nona Linford, of Seattle, WA, and sisters, Arlene (Doug) Dalton, of South Jordan, UT, and Sherry (Larry) Daniels, of Billings, MT; brothers, Melvin (Judy) Linford, of West Jordan, UT, Earl (Andree) Linford, of Draper, UT, Alan (Carolyn) Linford, of Taylorsville, UT, Grant (Connie) Linford, of West Valley City, UT, Brent (Susan) Linford, of Oklahoma City, OK, and Jay (Allison) Linford, of Orem, UT; as well as many nieces, nephews and other family.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Grant and LaZaun Linford.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Inurnment will be at a later date in Creighton, NE. The memorial book may be signed online at odeanchapel.com or prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Nebraska Kidney Foundation (www.kidneyne.org).