William Kenneth MacCready

09/25/1912 — 05/09/2012

From Kennewick, WA, USA | Born in Joplin, MO

William Kenneth MacCready

William "Mac" MacCready, 99, of Kennewick, passed away in May. MacCready had lived in and around the Tri-City area since he came to Benton County in 1944 with DuPont Company to participate in the construction and operation of Hanford. He transferred to General Electric Company in 1946 when that Company became the contractor for Hanford. He held numerous management positions at Hanford until his retirement in 1961 from the position of General Manager of the Chemical Processing Department.

He then became a cattle rancher in Prosser with a cow-calf production and eventually became the President of the Benton County Cattlemen's Association and a Director of the Washington's Cattlemen's Association. Also, during that time he served as a technical and management consultant to several organizations in the area. He was a charter member and for three years a Director of the Tri City Nuclear Industrial Council. During 1963 he also served as Chairman of the Council's Diversification Committee.

MacCready was a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Master's degree in Physical Chemistry. He has been a member of many Organizations, Societies, and Committees, one being a trustee of then-named Kadlec Methodist Hospital, a National Committeeman, longstanding member of the National Chemical Society, member of the Columbia Basin College Foundation and his long life touched many more.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., located at Einan's Memorial Event center in Richland, Washington.

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  • Mac and Vera Jo were dear friends of my brother and his wife – Wakie and Mitzie Wright – for years and I was favored to join in on that friendship.

    Bill and Joyce Wright

    Bill Wright
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Mac was a Hanford pioneer and never forgot his Missouri and Alabama roots. A gentleman with a bolo tie and cowboy boots and a gentle way. I will miss him.

    jim mccarthy
    November 4, 2014
    walla, walla, WA
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