Mary Linford Macke, 67, of North Platte passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Centennial Park Retirement Village. Mary was born Dec. 25, 1949, to Grant Hodges and LaZaun Jackson Linford in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she grew up.
Mary graduated from Granite High School in 1968 then went on a Mission to Honduras. When she returned home, she enrolled at BYU and graduated with a degree in nursing. Mary went on to work in nursing homes.
Mary was married to Rocky McCain and they later divorced. In 1990 Mary was united in marriage to Bernard William Macke in O''Neil, and were later sealed in the Denver Temple. The couple lived in Salt Lake City, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Lincoln, and then North Platte.
Mary was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Ward, in North Platte.
Mary loved to read, dance and do art work but especially loved spending time with her family. She was a devoted mother and cared for many others. Mary will be greatly missed and is loved dearly by her family and all who knew her.
She leaves behind her husband, Bernard of North Platte; twin sons, Benjamin and Daniel McCain, both of Lincoln; stepdaughters, Lena (Pete) Cardenas and Tami Scott, both of North Platte, Laura Cole of Wayne, and Kari (Lee) Craig of Yankton, S.D.; 11 grandchildren; twin sister, Nona Linford of Seattle, Wash., and sisters, Arlene (Doug) Dalton of South Jordan, Utah, and Sherry (Larry) Daniels of Billings, Mont.; brothers, Melvin (Judy) Linford of West Jordan, Utah, Earl (Andree) Linford of Draper, Utah, Alan (Carolyn) Linford of Taylorsville, Utah, Grant (Connie) Linford of West Valley City, Utah, Brent (Susan) Linford of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Jay (Allison) Linford, of Orem, Utah; and other family.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial service will be at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Inurnment will be at a later date in Creighton. Arrangements are with Odean Colonial Chapel.
The memorial book may be signed online at odeanchapel.com. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Kidney Foundation.