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LaFonda Mott Macki
12/12/1925 — 05/10/2012
From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Park City, UT
LaFonda Mott Macki
LaFonda Macki, 86, of Richland passed away on May 10, 2012. She was born in Park City, Utah in December, 1925 and spent her early years in Fruita and Torrey, Utah. She moved to Salt Lake City in 1942, where she met and married her husband Einer "Mack" Macki who was serving with the US Air Force at the Salt Lake station. After Mack completed his overseas military service flying on a B-17 Bomber during 1943, they moved to Pacific Palisades, California while Mack trained with the FAA. They were stationed in St. George, Utah for several years and eventually found their permanent home in Richland in 1951.
LaFonda trained as a cosmetologist and hair dresser and worked for many years in local beauty salons. She and Mac were very active in bowling leagues and took up golf when Mack retired. LaFonda was club champion for several years at the Richland Elks Golf Course in West Richland, even achieving a hole-in-one in the annual Fun in the Sun tournament in 1973. She and Mack were excellent dancers, renowned for their jitterbug skills long before Dancing with the Stars! LaFonda was preceded in death by her beloved husband, and is survived by her daughter Pam Macki of Eugene, Oregon, her son John Macki, Richland, her brother and sister-in-law Glade and Patricia Mott of Hooper, Utah, her grandson and granddaughter-in-law Jamie and Molly Macki, her granddaughter Carmell Gamble, and several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. Funeral services to celebrate LaFonda's life will be held on Wednesday, May 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Memories at Sunset Event Center with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 By-pass Highway, Richland. There will be visitation the evening before from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Einan's Funeral Home.
You have always been a wonderful lady. You were always very kind and helpful to me whenever I needed it. You loved and were loved by all. Say “Hi” to Einar, Mar and Art for me.
I remember the times we went to grandma and grandpas house for Christmas, they were always so sweet, but strict. I remember having to be clean, not run in the house and have table manners. But I still enjoyed it. I love u grandma, rest in peace!
My condolences to the Macki family. I remember The Macki’s through-out the years, growing up. Mack & LaFonda were good friends with my parents, and I remember seeing and talking to them at all the friends get-togethersyearly summer picnics, ect. I enjoyed their company at each event, and feel those events would not have been the same without them. :- They were GREAT People! I’m thankful I had the opportunity to know this wonderful couple!
Pam, sooty for your loss. While I didn’t know your mom, it sounds like she was a special lady. My thoughts are with you and I hope to see you while you are in Richland.
Pam and John,
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always have fond memories of all of the camping trips and picnics, and just visits that our family shared with you and Fonda and Mack when we were kids. She will be missed by a lot of people.
Dearest Auntie, Pam and John, love you all very much and will so miss the last of our family’s great generation! All the good sayings that pop up in my head to keep me on the good path came from my elders and I have been eternally blessed to have had their influence in my life! Love you, Bobbi and the Haugen family