Obituary: Jack L. Macey, April 9 1923- May 31 2012
Jack was born on a spring day in Culver City, California to Helene and Dewitt Macey, the youngest sibling to sister Muriel and brother Dewitt. Growing up in the Depression years Jack learned to be resourceful and not take anything for granted.
Jack joined the Air Force in WWII and flew 50 missions with the 459th bomb group over eastern Europe in a B-24 bomber. He returned to duty after the war and became a mechanic with the Air Force.
Jack married his girl next door, childhood sweetheart Donna, in 1950 and raised 5 kids. The kids will always remember the weeks long fishing trips into the high Sierra, the weekend water ski trips and our dadand#8217;s model A car projects.
After retiring from the Air National Guard the family moved to a cabin in the woods in Homewood in 1974. This was our Dadand#8217;s second life, filled with new projects, friendships and adventures with snow skis. A tireless worker, Jack gave his strength and energy to life, to the last moment. His was a forceful energy to be true, and many a Homewood resident can attest to his generous helping hands as our Dad truly was a Jack of all trades.
Jack is survived by his sister Muriel and her sons and daughters, nieces and nephews from Idaho and Colorado; Jackand#8217;s wife of 61 years, Donna, their five children, six grandchildren, Josh, Peter, Christina, Nicole, Bobby and Alexandra and great grandchildren Jackson and Nyeli.
My Dad would say, I never made any plans, my life just happened. To all who knew our dad Jack, I want to thank you for your love and friendship.
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