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Stella Arluine Mackie, 91, died in Ketchikan on Jan. 6, 2013.
Mrs. Mackie was born Stella Arluine Power in Lamar, Neb., on Aug. 18, 1921, but was adopted before her first birthday by the DeLand family, who lived in Palmer.
She was the "Matanuska Maid," queen of the July 4, 1936, celebration in Palmer. On June 10, 1940, Mrs. Mackie married Alexander "Sandy" John Mackie in Palmer. She and Mr. Mackie were married for 49 years.
They moved to Alsea, Ore., in 1948, then in other Oregon locations before living in Edna Bay and Soda Bay.
Mrs. Mackie lived in Craig from 1955 to 1960 and then moved in 1960 to Ketchikan, where she remained.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Automotive Parts in Ketchikan before working 15 years as a dispatcher for the Ketchikan Police Department under Chief Hank Miller.
Mrs. Mackie attended the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was involved with the Pioneers of Alaska and the Pioneer Home Residents Council in Ketchikan.
She enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle and canasta, genealogy and quilting, often making quilts for family and friends. She also enjoyed collected dolls and painting.
Mrs. Mackie was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by her sons, Forrest A. and William A. "Bill" (Jean) Mackie of Ketchikan; grandchildren, Travis and Chantel Mackie of Marysville, Wash.; Brett, Kristofer A. and Wendy J. Mackie; and Toni McCormick, all of Ketchikan.
A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the Ketchikan Pioneer Home.
Donations can be made in Mrs. Mackie’s name to the Ketchikan Pioneers’ Home Resident Council, 141 Bryant St., Ketchikan, AK, 99901.
Burial will be at the Bayview Cemetery in Ketchikan.