Mary Ellen Kindt McKenzie (Ellen), died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, January 24, 2021, age 92, while in hospice in Chico, CA.
Ellen was born on June 24, 1928 in Kenosha Wisconsin. She is predeceased by her parents, George Marcus (Mark) Kindt and Nettie Titania (Tanie) Hill Kindt, brother, Orin Hill Kindt, sister, Joann Kindt, and husband, Arthur Vincent McKenzie.
Ellen is survived by children, Alison (Tim) Mahoney, Robert Douglas (Carlene) McKenzie, and James Lawrence (Clara) McKenzie, four grandchildren, Geneva (Chaz Prentice) McKenzie, Dora (Herman) Ward, Jane Clare McKenzie, and Ian James McKenzie, and two great grandchildren, Theo Michael Leary, and Eleanor Ward.
Ellen took piano lessons from an early age. She attended the Chicago Musical College during the late 1940s where she studied with Rudolph Ganz. She married Art McKenzie in 1950 in Chicago. In 1952 the couple moved to Palo Alto, CA, then to Los Altos in 1960.