OBITUARY

Sally McKenzie

July 2, 1936November 12, 2018
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Sally Ann McKenzie passed away on November 12, in Springfield, where she was a resident for over 40 years. She was 82, born on July 2nd, 1936 in Omaha to Einer and Louise Berg. Sally is survived by her children Mark, Scott (Elizabeth). Melissa (Paul) Cobuzzi and Derek (Erica). Grandchildren; Alex Massimi, Keenan, Kameron, Elizabeth, Ian and Ethan McKenzie. Sister-in-law; Diane (Cori) McKenzie 3 Nephews and 4 nieces Preceded by her husband of 52 years; Jerrold (Jerry), parents; Einer and Louise Berg, Children; James and Mary Elizabeth. Brother Richard Berg, In-laws; Louis and Esther McKenzie, Stephen and Barbara McKenzie, Don McKenzie. Sally attended Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart then transferred and graduated from Omaha Central High School before receiving her Bachelors Degree at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. In 1952 she was an Aksarben Debutant. Sally and Jerry owned and operated Merry Meadow Farm Dog and Cat Boarding Kennel for over 35 years. Her devotion to caring for animals was unsurpassed. She was also a talented horsewoman who enjoyed endurance riding and won a Top 10 award at the 1981 U.S. National Arabian Championship Horse Show in the Mounted Native Costume Class on her horse El Rajah. She volunteered at St. Columbkille Church and School through the Art Reach Program, Fall Festival and as class parent. She also volunteered for Reruns for Fun and at the Stephen Center. In addition, Sally was a 4-H and Girl Scout leader. When she wasn't working or volunteering she enjoyed cruises with Jerry and her children - eventually traveling on 11 different ones around the world. Her most recent to the Baltic’s where she toured such European cities as St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen. The family will be accepting friends on Thursday, November 29th at the Kahler- Dolce Mortuary, between 4pm - 8 pm, a Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on, Friday, November 30th at St. Columbkille Church at 10:00 am with lunch to follow. Her final resting place is scheduled at 2 pm at the Omaha National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Underdog Rescue, www.underdogrescuemn.com/donate or Mail to: P.O. Box 16453, Saint Louis Park, MN. 55416, which is operated by her niece Shannon McKenzie. Through her tireless effort on the behalf of animals, It was Sally who inspired Shannon to rescue animals in need. Sally/Mom/Grandma/friend, we will miss your spunk, feistiness, verve and vigor, curiosity, generosity of spirit, laughter, kindness, intelligence and most of all the birthday cards you sent that were chosen with such care. Thank you for your love and guidance - we hope we made you proud.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 29, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, November 30, 2018
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Sally McKenzie

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Eileen Kolbo

January 19, 2019

Sally, I had not heard you had passed until I read it in our church bulletin. I have such admiration for you between leading a Girl Scout Troop & giving our daughter, Clara, one of her first jobs with helping at your kennel. I only hope to be able to rebound from hardships as well as you did & you & Jerry did a great job in raising Ian & Elizabeth. You are a pillar of strength & perseverance & hope to see you in the afterlife. You are one in a million.

Eileen Kolbo

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