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Genevieve Lake Green Mackey, a loving mother, grandmother, and wife passed away on April 16, 2023, at the age of 93. Genevieve was born December 24, 1929, to Lawrence Lake and Marguerite Young Lake. She grew up on a farm in Layton, Utah alongside her four sisters.
Throughout her childhood, she cherished working outdoors with her father, learning various farm chores such as milking cows, caring for horses, and hauling hay. Even though Genevieve preferred being outdoors she still developed exceptional skills in sewing, crocheting, quilting, and cooking.
On February 27, 1947, at the of age 17 she married Thayne Robert Green, an Air Force pilot. They had the opportunity to live many places including the Azores, Guam, and Air Force bases throughout the U.S. They became parents to Bob (Thayne Robert Jr.), Douglas, Mark, and Bradley. During this time, they began raising Appaloosa horses, with Gen winning multiple trophies with her prized horse, Dusty. Genevieve and Thayne divorced in 1985.
Genevieve went on to become a real estate agent and later, a court clerk in the Layton District Court. During this time, she pursued photography and writing courses, earning several awards for her talent. Her passion for square dancing led her to participate in numerous local events.
She enjoyed cooking for those she loved, especially if it meant bringing the family together. Making many beautiful quilts was always a delight for her and they continue to provide comfort and lasting memories for those who received them.
At her Davis High School 50-year reunion, Genevieve became reacquainted with classmate William Mackey, and they married in 2001. They settled in Logandale, Nevada where they built a home on two acres near her sisters and lived there for the last 22 years. Gen has always been a hard worker. She could take on just about any remodeling job you could think of. In her 80’s she was landscaping her yard with tons of gravel and rocks. She was known around town as the “rock lady.”
Many nights were enjoyed by playing cards with her sisters, putting puzzles together or watching NFL and Utah Jazz games. Genevieve came into this life loving animals and nature and continued that love throughout her life. She had many dogs, cats, and horses and other animals that she raised as well as feeding the birds and rabbits in her Logandale backyard.
Gen and Bill spent countless hours at local yard sales, finding treasures and toys for her grandchildren. Grandma Gen always wanted her family to know how much she loved them. She never forgot a birthday and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren always looked forward to receiving her thoughtful cards in the mail.
Genevieve was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served in various capacities, including Relief Society president, Young Women’s president, Primary president, and Stake sports director. Her love and faith in God continued throughout her life.
She is survived by her husband William Mackey; sons, Bob (Anne) Green, St. George, UT; Mark (Holly)Green, Evanston, WY; Brad Green, Victor, MT; 10 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Afton (R.L.) Robbins of Kemmerer, WY; Bernice Halacy of Grand Junction CO; and Sheri (Jim) Walraven of Cottonwood, AZ. She is also survived by Bill’s children David (Elizabeth) Mackey Martinez CA; Dana (Deron) Allred Loomis CA; and Peter Mackey Lodi, CA; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her son Douglas Green, her parents, sister Lorraine Selley, and two brothers-in-law, Calvin Selley, and Daniel Halacy.
In Genevieve’s own words, “Loving my family and being one with nature is what I value most.” She will be deeply missed, but her memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Her legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering determination will continue to inspire us all.
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