Mackey services set for Friday |

Mackey services set for Friday

A memorial service for Jim Mackey will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Elks Lodge in Nevada City, a chamber official said Wednesday.

The service is open to the public, said Cathy Whittlesey, executive director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. The Elks Lodge, which is located on Highway 49 near the Rood Center, has a seating capacity of around 300, she added.

Mackey, 82, died Sunday night in his home on Red Dog Road in Nevada City. He owned Mackey Real Estate for more than 30 years and is a past president of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, an organization that he devoted countless hours to as a volunteer over the past three decades.

The service “will be a celebration of life. We want to keep this as uplifting as possible,” his son, Scott Mackey, said Wednesday.

National Hotel owner Tom Coleman will deliver the eulogy and other friends are expected to speak as well, Whittlesey said.

The service is primarily being organized by Whittlesey and Bob Wilder, a longtime friend who worked with Mackey at his real estate office.

“We were looking for a time when people were off from work and wouldn’t interfere with their weekend,” Whittlesey said. “We’re hoping this will be good for everyone.”

For more information about the service, call the chamber at 265-2692.

To contact Staff Writer Pat Butler, e-mail or call 477-4239.

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