MACKENZIE, Carolyn Surratt PhD, clincal psychologist, 1922-2012, died Oct. 4, 2012, in St. Petersburg. Born Sept. 16, 1922, in Okmulgee, OK, to Steven Surratt and Louise McCarthy, she grew up in Pampa, TX. She attended Northwestern University (B.A.), the University of Chicago (M.A.) and the University of Maryland (PhD). In practice in Washington, D.C. from 1957-96, she retired in St. Petersburg and was active at Eckerd College. In 1953, she married Thayer Mills Mackenzie, who predeceased her on June 24, 2012. They had three daughters, two of whom survive her, Susan Mackenzie Runge, Elizabeth Hobson Bruvold and one of whom is deceased, Louise Mackenzie and her four grandchildren, Lynn, Colleen, Elizabeth and Carlisle. She was a lifelong political activist, first in the Peace Corps in the 1960's, then in the civil rights movement, at low cost clinics and the D.C. Shelter for Homeless Women. In St. Petersburg, she was active in the Eckerd Academy of Senior Professionals and with Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). Her employers included Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland, NIH, the Peace Corps, National Cathedral, Department of Labor, the C.C.N.V. Women's Homeless Shelter, the D.C. Institute of Mental Hygiene and Eckerd College. Donations to CASA, St. Petersburg, FL. (33731).
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 17, 2012