Eva MacKendrick

By Press Release


Longtime Delta resident Eva MacKendrick died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at The Fountains of Hilltop in Grand Junction. She was 98.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Delta City Cemetery.

She was born in Chanute, Kan., Jan. 4, 1918, to Clell and Lena (McGregor) McKinley. She spent her childhood and attended school in Chanute. In 1936, her family moved to Delta where she resided until 2012 when she moved to the Fountains.

She married Lewis Smith; he preceded her in death on May 31, 1954. In 1955, she married Richard MacKendrick in Cedaredge.

Mrs. MacKendrick enjoyed gardening and flowers. Together with Richard, she owned Uranium Gardens for many years.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and was a member of Delta Christian Church.

She is survived by her children, Lewis Smith of Delta, Don (Pat) Mac-Kendrick of Longville, Minn., Lena (Lloyd) Ayers of Spring Creek, Nev., Doris (Tom) Anderson of Grand Junction, Norma (Wilbur) Fix of Whitewater and Norma Jean Nichols of Freeland, Wash.; one brother-in-law, Don MacKendrick of Grand Junction; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lewis Smith; her second husband, Richard MacKendrick; five siblings; and her sons, David Smith and Frank MacKendrick.

Memorial contributions may be to HopeWest Hospice of Grand Junction.

Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.

View the internet obituary and sign the online guest registry at www.taylorfuneralservice.com.