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Louise Horn McKenzie

October 5, 1922 - January 23, 2013
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McKenzie, Louise Horn, passed from this world on Wednesday, January 23. She was born in Mitchell Dam, Alabama October 5, 1922 to Ivy and Hilda (Anderson) Horn. On April 18, 1941 she married Claud McKenzie. He preceded her in death in 1977. Louise graduated from Phillips High School in 1939, was a founding member of the Inglenook Church of Christ in 1956 and lived in the Inglenook community most of her 90 years. During World War II while her husband was in training at Fort Sheridan she lived nearby in Chicago's Highland Park. When he left for the Normandy invasion she returned to Birmingham, shared an apartment with other young army...
McKenzie, Louise Horn, passed from this world on Wednesday, January 23. She was born in Mitchell Dam, Alabama October 5, 1922 to Ivy and Hilda (Anderson) Horn.
On April 18, 1941 she married Claud McKenzie. He preceded her in death in 1977.
Louise graduated from Phillips High School in 1939, was a founding member of the Inglenook Church of Christ in 1956 and lived in the Inglenook community most of her 90 years. During World War II while her husband was in training at Fort Sheridan she lived nearby in Chicago's Highland Park. When he left for the Normandy invasion she returned to Birmingham, shared an apartment with other young army wives and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Westbrook. She later worked as an administrative assistant at Armour Agricultural Chemical, Gurley Insurance Company and at Harris Insurance Company in Tarrant, retiring in 1990. Her hobbies included reading, quilting, walking the path around the East Lake park with friends, shelling pecans (and giving them to others) playing dominos and watching Alabama football. She had a quick wit and a mischievous sense of humor. Her contagious laughter was known to sometimes evolve into tears of elation, especially when she had just laid down that winning domino. She delighted in preparing her trademark dishes for family and friends. Louise shared her home with children whose biological families had been disrupted and welcomed the children into her family. She was a generous and caring person who touched the lives of many with her kindness.
She is survived by her son Bill McKenzie of Birmingham and daughter, Margaret Howell (husband Jon) of West Lafayette, Indiana. Her sister, Margaret Goodman, (husband Jerry) lives in Round Rock, Texas. Her brothers Richard, William and Albert Horn preceded her in death.
Six grandchildren, McKenzie Ballou of Lumberton, New Jersey, Nicole Ballou of Cairns, Queensland (Australia), Amy Copeland of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Marti Tirkes of Roswell, New Mexico, Heather Sims of Edmond, Oklahoma and Rusty Copeland of Hobart, Indiana, also survive. Louise was blessed with twenty-two nieces and nephews.
A funeral celebrating her life will be held at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, 2029 Decatur Hwy, Gardendale AL at 11:00 a.m , Tuesday, January 29. Visitation and viewing will be between 6-8 p.m. on Monday, January 28 and from 10:00 a.m until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the or Heifer International (www.heifer.org or 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202)

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