Era D. Mackey

Dec. 6, 1923 – Dec. 10, 2006

Era Mackey, 83, of Sweet Home died Dec. 10, 2006.

She was born Dec. 6, 1923 to Emmett and Grace (Sylvester) Loree in Lebanon. She grew up and attended schools in Lebanon and Sweet Home.

She married Ray Cooper, Sr. on June 15, 1940; they later divorced in 1966. She married again, to Clarence Mackey on July 19, 1969. Clarence passed away in 1988. She was a member of Southside Church of Christ in Lebanon.

Mrs. Mackey is survived by her children, Loretta Dixon, Ray Cooper Jr. and Grace Westbrook, all of Sweet Home; brothers, Ed Loree of Mill City and Paul Loree of Sweet Home; sisters, Pearl Wilson of Florida, Marguerite Wright of Lebanon, Doris Morin of Lebanon and Della Valdez of California; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brothers Eugene, Delbert and Bruce Loree, and Melvin Loree as a baby; and sister, Edith Loree as a baby.

Services were held Dec. 16 at Southside Church of Christ in Lebanon with a graveside service following at Gilliland Cemetery in Sweet Home.

Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.