Margie Louise McKinnish
April 30, 1931 - April 24, 2019
Margie Louise McKinnish age 87 years, passed from natural causes surrounded by loved ones, on April 24, 2019, in Carson City, Nevada. Margie
was born on April 30, 1931, in Kimball, South Dakota to Henry and Gladys (Wolf) Quackenbush. She moved to California in 1950, where she met and married the love of her life, her husband, Ruffus (Bob) McKinnish. Together they moved to Reno, Nevada in 1970, and then to Carson City in 1978, where they owned, and operated an Automobile / RV business for over 30 years.
Margie and her husband enjoyed a quiet life together. They took many wonderful trips around the world, and also enjoyed spending time traveling in their RV. Margie has five children, and was a wonderful mother and grandmother, who doted on her family always. She was the glue that kept our family together, and will be so very sadly missed. Margie was cared for in the last 3 years of her life, by the wonderful and caring staff at Ormsby Heights Residential Care, in Carson City, Nevada. Margie's family wishes to take this opportunity to thank Tammy, Kathy, Juan, Brandon and Deanna, for providing her with so much comfort and love. We send blessings to all of you.
Margie is survived by her daughters, Vicki McKinnish, Laurie McKinnish, and Lisa McKinnish (Rankin), son David McKinnish and wife Susan,
10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Julia Houska, brother Delmar Quackenbush, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Margie was preceded in death by her granddaughter Kari Rankin (2008), son Jeffrey McKinnish, (2017), and her husband Bob McKinnish (2018). Also passed before her, are her brothers, Marlowe and Maynard Quackenbush, and sisters, Hazel Harker, and Lois Manzano.
Walton’s Funeral Home, in Carson City, Nevada, handled cremation and her ashes will be interred along with her beloved husband Bob,
in Carson City.
A Celebration of Life, for both Margie and Bob, will be announced in the paper at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Margie's honor, in memory of her granddaughter Kari Rankin, and hope for a cure, for granddaughter Holli Rankin, to:
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northern California Chapter
235 Montgomery Street, Ste 724 San Francisco, CA 94104