William "Mac" MacKelvie
July 8, 1923 – February 22, 2019
William S. MacKelvie, 95, of Yukon, passed away February 22, 2019. Born to Hugh and Lillian MacKelvie, July 8, 1923, in Boston, MA, he graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1941. “Mac” enlisted shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor and served 3-1/2 years in the US Navy, earning nine Battle Stars and a Navy Unit Commendation. He married Janet Kenyon June 8, 1946. He spent most of his adult life working in various management positions for newspapers in Florida, Indiana and Oklahoma. He retired from The Oklahoman in 1985 after 23 years of service. He was active in many organizations including the Board of Realtors, Home Builders Association and several regional and national newspaper advertising associations. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret; and Janet, his loving wife of 62 years. He is survived by his daughter Janice McCalip of Shawnee; son Scott MacKelvie and wife Ellen of Mission, TX; sister Charlotte Crockett of Marlboro, MA; grandchildren Jason McCalip and wife Melissa of Shawnee; Cristian McCalip and wife Tara of Tecumseh; Heather McCalip of Tecumseh; Dr. Michael MacKelvie of The Woodlands, TX; great-grandchildren David, Dylan and Kylie Gerdon of Tecumseh; Carllie Peters of Seminole; numerous nieces, nephews, and close friend Eula Mae Stewart of Spanish Cove. The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff and residents of Spanish Cove Retirement Village, as well as Mercy Hospice. A memorial service will be held in the Huff Plaza of Spanish Cove Retirement Village, 11 Palm St, Yukon, OK, on Saturday, March 2nd at 2:00 pm.
- Memorial Service Saturday, March 2, 2019