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Dennis Leon Mackey

December 28, 1952 ~ August 22, 2020 (age 67)


Dennis L. Mackey of Bloomfield, NM., passed away suddenly at home on August 22, 2020. He was born on December 28, 1952, in Tucumcari, NM.

As a teenager he moved from Tucumcari to Durango, CO. — where he met the love of his life, Janet, in high school. They married their senior year — and were blessed with over 47 years of marriage. Further blessings continued with the birth of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchild.

Dennis retired from the City of Aztec Water Department in December 2016. Since then, he has enjoyed living life to the fullest — 4 wheeling, traveling, outdoor sports and time with friends and family.

Dennis was preceded in death by his father Frank Mackey; his in-laws Robert and Doris Johnson; grandparents Ara Carden and Emmett & Laura Mackey.

Dennis is survived by his loving wife Janet; son Chris Mackey; daughters Sharity (SB) Mackey and Chandl (Miguel) Gomez. His beloved grandchildren Rockey Mackey (Jordan Murray); Skylar (Weston) Dean. Precious great-granddaughter Ava Marie Mackey. Brother-in-law Mike (Cathy) Johnson; sisters-in-law Cheryl (Dave) Hough and Karen (Vito) Kowalchuk.

Special friends include - Allen & Nancy Roe, Doug & Carol Alshouse, Eldon & Johnnie Walker, Jim Grogan and Ray Egger. Special younger folks in his life include Melissa Pavey, Nathan Evans, Wade and JJ Kennedy, Donavon, Amy, Chris & Andrew Garcia.

A special thanks to all of our family and friends who so generously gave of their time, prayers and gifts. The family appreciates each and everyone of you.

A celebration of Dennis' life will be held at a later date.


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