Mary L. MacKimm

Jun 04, 2018
Mary Lou MacKimm

Kilmarnock, Va. — Mary Lou MacKimm, 88, formerly of Camden, died Monday April 23, 2018, at Commonwealth Assisted Living after a long period of declining health. Born Aug. 27, 1929, in Altoona, Pa., she was the daughter of Charles R. Davis and Louise (Stoltz) Mains.

Mary Lou was a special lady known for her kindness, cheerful nature and quick wit. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Nursing, where she earned her RN. After graduation, she worked at the Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Bermuda. It was in Bermuda where she met the love of her life, Alexander (Sandy) MacKimm, who was serving in the Navy as a pilot. They were married Dec. 14, 1953, in Washington, D.C., and moved to Chicago to start their family. During her husband’s career, Mary Lou and Sandy transferred their growing family from Chicago to Kalamazoo, Mich., Waterville, Sudbury, Mass. (twice), Hinsdale, Ill., and Barrington, Ill.

She was the consummate homemaker, always ensuring that her family was quickly established after one of their many moves. It was during those years in New England that Mary Lou and her family established a deep fondness for Maine. For many years, the MacKimm family enjoyed spending summers at their camp on Great Pond in the Belgrade Lakes region. Mary Lou and Sandy retired to Camden in 1986. Mary Lou lived in Camden for 31 years – 25 years on the Lily Pond, followed by six years at Quarry Hill, before moving in 2017 to Kilmarnock, Va., to be closer to one of her daughters.

Surviving are her five children, Melissa A. MacKimm and her husband, Randy Bozarth, of Hardyville, Va.; James I. MacKimm and wife Suzanne, of Windham, N.H., Mark D. MacKimm and wife Belinda of Rome, Ga., Megan M Captain of Barrington, IL, Elizabeth A. Shee and husband Bradley of Liberty, Mo.; five grandchildren, Jessica MacKimm, Allie MacKimm, Douglas MacKimm and wife Sarah, Luke Captain, Lauren Captain; brother James Rodgers and his wife, Sue, of Altoona, Pa.

There will be a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7 Union St., Camden, with Fr. Robert Vailancourt officiating.  A reception will be held later that day from 4 to 6 p.m. at Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Camden Area District Nursing Association, PO Box 547, Camden, ME 04843 or Hospice of Virginia, P.O. Box 2098, Tappahannock, VA 22560.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at longfuneralhomecamden.com. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

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