Carmen L. MacNeil: 1947-2019

Jul 02, 2019

Carmen was born on May 12, 1947, in Pasco, Washington. She was a wonderful Mother’s Day gift to her parents. She grew up in the Tri-Cities, where she met her best friend, Flossie, whom she shared a 63-year friendship with. Carmen was a true friend.

In 1963, she married the love of her life, Bill MacNeil. They celebrated 49 years of marriage bliss before his passing in 2012. Together, they had three daughters. Carmen loved her girls and was so proud of them.

Carmen enjoyed volunteering (she volunteered at Stevens Hospital for 30 years); she also enjoyed bowling, bunco, and bingo.

And she LOVED the SEAHAWKS. Her and Bill were season ticket holders for over 25 years. In 2005, Bill bought Carmen a little coffee stand right next to her son-in-law Brian’s shop. It really helped bring her out of her shell.

In September 2011, Carmen and Bill sold their home in Edmonds and moved to Meridian, Idaho, where they built a beautiful home that she loved. She was happy to be close to her daughter Trina and her family. Unfortunately, only nine months after moving, Bill passed. Carmen stayed in Idaho and made some new friends, but she so very much missed Bill.

Unexpectedly and unfortunately on March 10, Carmen passed away and went on her magical journey. She will be forever missed.

She is survived by her daughters, Lorrie (Brian) Reed, Trisha (Dave) Earp, Trina (Nick) Troyer, brother Dan (Marylou) Tatum; nephew Scott; six grandkids, Jacob, Jesse, Olivia, Natalie, Will, and Janie; great-grandson Jaxx; good friends Flossie, Joanne, Corky, and Jan; and her kitty, Lucy.

A celebration of life will be held at Gardiner Community Center in Sequim, Washington, July 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Happy Jack Cats of Meridian, Idaho.

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