Carolyn Sue Mackenzie passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023. She was born on April 20, 1941, in Neodesha, KS. She was the daughter of Donald MacArthur Buttomer and Maude Josephine Buttomer.
Carolyn graduated in the first graduating class of Highland High School in Salt Lake City, UT. She went on to study at the University of Utah. She married Thomas Wilson Mackenzie on July 14, 1962, in Salt Lake City, UT. Tom passed away April 1, 1971.
Carolyn was baptized in the Catholic Church in 1986 at St. James Catholic Church, Ogden, UT. She was a member of the St. Ambrose Catholic Parrish in Salt Lake City, UT.
Carolyn worked as a legal secretary for over 30 years. She enjoyed skiing, golfing, gardening, and was an avid reader. Carolyn loved her dogs beyond compare but truly cherished her time with her children and grandchildren. With Tom’s passing in 1971 at such a young age and so early in their marriage, Carolyn stepped up to the role of a single parent. Make no mistake, she quickly evolved into the strong and determined lady she had to be to make sure her boys were raised with the proper guidance and direction needed for them to succeed. Carolyn was full of spunk, loved to laugh, and above all, loved her family. Traditions are so important to the family. She made sure they were passed down to be carried on from her children to her grandchildren.
Carolyn is survived by her sons, Thomas Gregory Mackenzie and Brian Keith Mackenzie (Christy Lynn Mackenzie); three grandchildren, Lauryn Christine Mackenzie, Hayden Thomas Mackenzie, and Anica Mary Coesens; and her only sister, Donna Denise Riddell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wilson Mackenzie; mother, Maude Josephine Buttomer, and father, Donald MacArthur Buttomer.
Private, family, graveside services were held at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park where she was laid to rest beside Tom.