John Ralph Mackey(1926 - 2012)

John Ralph Mackey
Oct. 31, 1926 - Dec. 1, 2012
Resident of Rio Vista
John Ralph Mackey, a long-time resident of El Sobrante, passed away at his home in Rio Vista. Ralph was born in Franklin County, Arkansas and grew up in Oklahoma. He moved to California just before World War II and enlisted in the US Navy for four years of service in a flight squadron in the Pacific. Upon returning from the war, Ralph married Nettie Mae Montgomery in 1946. Together they raised five children in El Sobrante, where Ralph worked for many years in automobile sales before retiring to Trilogy in Rio Vista.
Ralph was predeceased by his eldest daughter Karen in 2004. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nettie and four children: John Mackey of Hamilton, Montana, Leslie Cook of Washington, D.C., Brenda Ameli of Concord, and Kevin Mackey of Pacheco, along with two sisters Audrey Oliver and Melba Hodges. Ralph is also survived by 15 beloved grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Interment will be at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon.


Published in Contra Costa Times on Dec. 9, 2012