Jean Gunderman McKenzie

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  • Served: two years at Great Lakes Naval Station
  • World War II

Jean was born in Escanaba, Michigan, to Dan and Delma Gunderman, and moved as an infant to Marenisco, Michigan,  where she became a lifelong resident until moving to Redding, CA in 1996.
Following high school graduation from Marenisco High School in 1941, she attended Gogebic Community College and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent her time in the military at Great Lakes Naval Station. Upon her honorable discharge, she married the love of her life, Jack McKenzie, on  January 5, 1946 and they remained married until Jack’s death in 1997.
Jean was a career working woman and held positions with Marenisco High School, White Pine Copper Company, and eventually went to work for the Job Corps and U.S. Forest Service, from which she retired a few years prior to moving to Redding, CA.
Jean loved playing both the piano and organ and was the organist at the Marenisco Presbyterian Church for many years. She loved playing Bridge and was active in most civic affairs while living in Marenisco. She also loved and was very involved with and excellent at arts and crafts and needlework.
Deceased  Feb. 10, 2015; Interred in Marenisco, Michigan.

See Jack McKenzie.

See Brothers-in-Law Donald and Richard McKenzie and Great Grandfather-in-Law James Daniel McKenzie.