Doreen Stella McKenzie

Doreen Stella McKenzie

October 15, 1933 – February 28, 2022

On Monday, February 28, 2022 Doreen McKenzie of Hughson, CA passed away peacefully in the care of her loved ones.

Doreen was born to Christian and Stella Flemmer in Mitchell, South Dakota on October 15, 1933. She was one of five children. On August 17, 1957 Doreen married her love, William (Bill) McKenzie. Bill and Doreen were married for 52 years and had four beautiful children: Marlayna Smith of Medical Lake, WA; Lisa Morales of Mountain View, CA; Grady McKenzie of San Jose, CA; and Joleen Wheeler of Hughson, CA.

Doreen devoted herself to her family. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma, great grandmother and friend. She was an amazing cook and loved to travel. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, bird watching, star gazing, camping and taking in any stray animals. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were all taught so many valuable lessons from her. Doreen was very loyal and dedicated to her Catholic faith. Anybody who new Doreen loved her. She was one of the kindest, most loving and caring women you would ever meet. She had the biggest heart, best advice and warmest hugs.

Doreen was preceded in death by her parents Christian and Stella Flemmer; her two brothers Jerry and Darrell Flemmer; and husband Bill McKenzie. Doreen is survived by her two brothers Richard and Danny Flemmer; four children: Marlayna, Lisa, Grady and Joleen; eleven grandchildren: Shanyn, Cristina, Cassidy, Jacob, Brittany, Renae, Dana, Candice, Tiffany, Breonna and Lilly. In addition, Doreen was blessed with eleven great grandchildren whom she dearly loved.

Services will be held at Allen Mortuary in Turlock on Friday, March 18, 2022. Viewing from 8am-10:30am. Service will start at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery in Hughson. Reception afterwards at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hughson.

The funeral service can be viewed remotely by following the link: https://www.viewlogies.net/allen/CdKafY8Nq?pin=396860

3 Comments

  • Eclarin Family March 15, 2022 6:26 pm

    Thinking of all of you. We have such happy memories or Doreen. Ones that standout in my mind was her love for Trevor and our family and how we had the same fancy tank top and were twins quite often… lol
    We love you and are so sorry for your loss. Love you. We will miss her.

    • Joleen Wheeler March 18, 2022 2:48 pm

      So sweet Dana, Thank you for your message. Love you all

      • Dana March 18, 2022 5:17 pm

        XOXO

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