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Virgil D. McCabe

August 10, 1936 ~ June 19, 2018 (age 81)


Virgil “Mack” McCabe, was born in Nebraska in 1936. Eldest son to Harold and Beatrice McCabe, brother to Earl and Jack. Serving as a United States Marine made an indelible impact on Mack’s life and created a deep devotion to his country. Other strong influences in Mack’s life were: his time spent living in Germany, falling in love with opera and edelweiss; attending ASU, where he also worked on the police force; years spent in CA as a Director for the division of Mattel Toys that made “Hot Wheels”; and as a realtor/ appraiser in AZ, where he was able to work in the open range enjoying the rugged west that called to his cowboy at heart. Mack married twice, first to Vera Heil in 1955, daughters Vicky Weiss and Christa Galindo. Then to Louann Whitworth in 1968, daughter Susan Grecian, son-in-law Kevin. Mack had a way of bringing ease to any situation with his generous, heart-warming laugh. He enjoyed long drives and amazing views, music fed his soul, as did a seaside meal of a dozen Blue-Point oysters with a Grey Goose cocktail on the rocks, a horseback ride and hours with a fishing pole.  Everyone who knew Mack would attest to his infallible  attention to detail, logging purchases and activities daily with a sharpness which reflected his zest to harness and record these facts throughout his life. Of all the roles Mack played in life, Grandpa was his favorite and the one he did the best. His granddaughters, Sydney and Devyn, simply adore him. The man could wrap a gift as though it were ready to ship to another planet and made them feel as though they were the most important gifts on this one.  There will be no replacement for the love and devotion felt by his family, but we are overflowing with the adoration and kindness he left with us. Mack was laid to rest at Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, CO, alongside his beloved parents, on 6/25/18. {Forever your Squirts I, II, III}.
 

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