In Memory

Carol Gilkey (Mackenzie)

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Carol MacKenzie, 70, passed away peacefully on January 8, 2016 with her family singing Kumbaya as she requested. Carol worked for the Contra Costa County Conservation & Development Dept. for 19 years as a graphics technician. She grew up in Oakland and moved to Concord, 33 years ago to be with her partner Margaret Cardenas (Mac). Carol was a graduate of Oakland High School. This kind and gentle soul is also survived by her son Jair, her sister Beth, niece Jenni, nephews Ian, Dan, Jack and sister-in-law Judy Gilkey. Predeceased by her brother Dan Gilkey. Carol enjoyed camping with her friends and vacationing near the ocean. She enjoyed listening to all types of music and took guitar lessons, ukulele lessons and harp lessons. Carol expressed her graphic artist side with various craft projects such as origami, painting, card making and anything else she could get her hands on.
 Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel, 4125 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the chapel. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Carol’s name to Cancer Support Community,



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01/16/16 08:12 AM #1    

Helen Pulver (Rosenberg)

Condolences to Carol's family and friends.

07/17/16 08:04 PM #2    

Jeani (Irmajean) Golish (Mills)

I am saddened to hear of Carol's death. In Oakland, as children, we lived just a couple of blocks from each other. We both went to Manzanita Elementry, Rosevelt Jr. High, and Oakland High. Few of our class went to all three. We seemed to live on boundary lines. We occasionally walked to school together. We didn't share classes at OHS. So I hadn't seen her in a long while. I liked carol. She was a real "down to Earth" person.

I remember on Halloweens, going to Carol's house was a treat. She lived on a corner in a large dark brown shingled house, nestled amongst a large natural over grown yard. I believe her father was a doctor. At night the place was dark and scary, which was enhanced by a burning candle atop a human scull in the window! 🎃  

Rest peacefully Carol.❤️



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