Thursday, April 25, 2024

Alice Davis Mackenzie


Alice Davis Mackenzie, 95, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and long-time Winter Park resident died at home April 15, 2024.

Born in 1929 and raised in Katonah, New York, Alice graduated Bedford Hills High School at 16 and attended Russell Sage College and the Maryland College for Women earning a B.A. in 1949.

After raising her six children, she pursued her love of running, completing four marathons, including the infamous New York City Marathon in 1988 at age 59, and the inaugural Walt Disney World Marathon in 1994. A familiar participant in Central Florida road races, she celebrated her 90th birthday at the Winter Park Road Race and enjoyed a huge crowd rendition of happy birthday.

Running, hiking, and traveling were Alice’s passions and she participated in many Road Scholar programs. In 1992, she met Jack Burns and together they navigated much of the Appalachian Trail. With family and friends, Alice traveled to Germany, Spain, Israel, and had extended stays in England and Italy.

Alice loved her garden.  We will always think of her when we “deadhead” our plants. Her yard was truly a paradise of native plants.  She also served as a regular volunteer in the Winter Park Library’s New Leaf Book Store for 15+ years.

Survived by Margaret “Marti” Mackenzie (George) of New York, NY; John Mackenzie (Sandi) of North Salem, NY; James Mackenzie of Sterling, VA; Betsy Hughes (Jon) of Orlando, FL; Kit Mackenzie of Dubuque, IA and Mary Hooper (Duane) of Atlanta, GA as well as 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. 

Alice was a devoted member of St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Winter Park where a Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 10th at 4 pm with a Remembrance Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of Alice’s favorite non-profits.

Track Shack Youth Foundation

Track Shack Youth Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that supports health and fitness programs for our youth. Track Shack - TrackShack Foundation

Saint Richard’s Episcopal Church, Winter Park, Florida

We are a church on a mission to discover God’s Grace, change ourselves, and change the world.

Mead Botanical Garden,

Mead Botanical Garden Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people with nature. Make a Memorial or Tribute Gift – Mead Botanical Garden

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