June Snider Mackey, resident of Fullerton since 1948, died of natural causes on April 11, 2014. She was born in Ashtabula, Ohio on June 24, 1921 to parents Vier Snider and Bessie May Colby Snider. June was married for 58 years to her husband Francis G. “Bud” Mackey, MD, a Fullerton doctor who served as Medical Director at St. Jude’s Medical Center, before he passed away in 2001.
June was a very intelligent and independent woman who learned to drive at 14 years of age and was one of the first women admitted to Ohio State University’s business school, where she graduated in 1943. While in college she met and fell in love with Bud and eloped with him to Kentucky in 1942. At the end of World War II, she accompanied her husband to Paris, France and Stuttgart, Germany where Bud served as a nutritionist for the U.S. Army Medical Corp as part of the Marshall Plan.
As a testament to her independent spirit, while in Germany she obtained her own Jeep, had it painted black and carried a firearm while driving it around town in order to protect both herself and the vehicle.
June was good with numbers and financial management. When June and Bud moved to Fullerton in 1948 she managed his medical practice’s finances and medical billing. She enjoyed using her analytical talents while investing in financial markets and listed “watching the Dow Jones” as one of her hobbies on her Facebook page.
June is survived by her sister Shirley Snider Ryan of Wooster, Ohio and her husband James “Jim” Ryan; her grand- daughter Melinda Hull Allison and her husband Benjamin James Allison; her grandson Gregory William Hull, his wife Martha Jessie (Brenner) Hull; and three great-grandchildren William, Alex and Chloe; son-in-law David F. Hull; and William P. Ferguson, who was like a son, Mary Ferguson and their twin sons Sean Ferguson and Matthew Ferguson. Her two children, daughter Jo Ann Mackey Hull and son William Douglas Mackey, predeceased her.
Services were held April 19th at the First United Methodist Church in Fullerton. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that memorial donations be made to California State University, Fullerton.