Mary Mae Mack


Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005


  Mary Mae Mack

Mary Mae Mack

Kenai resident and Alaska Native Mary Mae Mack died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at her home. She was 38.

A viewing will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home.

Burial will follow the service at the Kenai City Cemetery. Pastor Chuck Thornton will officiate at the service. A potluck will follow the burial at Mark and Dolores Howell's residence.

Mrs. Mack was born Oct. 28, 1966, in Anchorage. She graduated from Kenai Central High School and also the Travel Academy. She worked as a commercial fisher.

She loved art and crafts and was a talented artist who loved to draw. She also loved to bake homemade cookies and share them with friends.

"Every one knew when Mary was around because you could hear her laugh a mile away. She was a very loving mother to her son, Devon. He was her pride and joy. We will miss her so much," her family said.

Mrs. Mack was preceded in death by her father, Robert Dushkin; uncle, Willis Carlson; and grandparents, Mary Carlson, Nick Dushkin and Olga Halverson.

She is survived by her husband, Glen "JR" Mack of Kenai; son, Devon Mack of Kenai; mother and stepfather, Geraldine and Joe Ackerman of Sterling; brothers, Robert Dushkin of Sand Point and Donald Dushkin of Anchorage; uncles and aunts, Mark and Dolores Howell of Kenai, Chino and Leeoma Valentine of Anchorage, Katheryn Hoff of Kenai, Tave and Emily Carlson of Sand Point, Thekla Gilbert of Anchorage and William Dushkin of Sand Point; and cousins, Kenny, Charlotte, Slade, Crystal and Misty, all of Kenai, and Casey Valentine of Anchorage; and many other cousins, too numerous to mention.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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