KEOUGH, Marilyn M. "Mickie" Marilyn (Mulhall) "Mickie" Keough passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday October 5. Born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 20, 1926, Mickie was a graduate of nearby Duchesne College. While enrolled at Duchesne she met her husband, Donald Raymond Keough, who pre-deceased her in February of 2015. After pursuing her vocation as an educator at Good Shepherd Convent School, the couple was married in Omaha on September 10, 1949, and welcomed six children, all of whom survive her. Don's career with The Coca-Cola Company brought the young family first to Houston and eventually to Atlanta in 1973. While the foundations of Mickie's life were family and faith, she was deeply involved in the Atlanta community. She and Don were benefactors of The Cathedral of Christ The King, The Lovett School and committed supporters of the arts, particularly the High Museum and the Atlanta Opera. Mickie was also a longtime member of the Forward Arts Foundation and the Mimosa Garden Club. Additionally, Mickie was a former trustee of Spelman College, and in 1998 she received an honorary doctorate from her beloved University of Notre Dame, where a dormitory stands in her name. Mickie was an avid reader, devouring four newspapers daily and always up-to-date on current events. She was everyone's favorite dinner partner with no shortage of an opinion. Mickie undoubtedly derived her greatest joy from her children and grandchildren. Whether a holiday break in Sea Island, a few days in New York or a family expedition to Ireland, Italy or the British West Indies, Mickie and Don delighted in the presence of family. She is survived by her six children: Kathleen Keough Soto (Gil) of Leander, TX; Mary Shayla Keough Rumely (Chip) of Atlanta; Michael Leo Keough (Jinny) of Atlanta; Patrick John Keough (Megan) of Rye, NY; Eileen Keough Millard (Chris) of Atlanta; Clarke Robert Keough (Beth) of New York. She is also survived by her eighteen grandchildren: Laura Soto of Franklin, TN; Brian Soto (April) of Leander, TX; Mary Hannah Rumely of Charlotte, NC; Johnny Rumely of Atlanta; Bridget Rumely of Atlanta; Betsy Keough Flood (Matt) of Orlando, FL; Mary Catherine Keough Anderson (Walker) of Atlanta; John Michael Keough of Atlanta; Daniel Patrick Keough of Atlanta; Donald R. Keough II of New York; Caroline Keough of Rye, NY; Matthew Keough of Rye, NY; Alison Keough of Rye, NY; Mary Alice Millard of Atlanta and Chris Millard, Jr. of Atlanta; Kathryn Keough of New York; Suzanna Keough of New York and Clarke Keough, Jr. of New York. Additionally Mickie is survived by two great grandchildren, Draco and Kimi Soto of Leander, TX. Visitation for Mickie Keough will take place Wednesday October 12 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at The Cathedral of Christ The King. A funeral Mass will be held at The Cathedral of Christ The King on Thursday, October 13 at 10:30 am. A reception will be held immediately afterward in the Cathedral's adjacent Kenny Parish Hall. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts be made to the Cathedral of Christ The King, The University of Notre Dame, The Lovett School or The Forward Arts Foundation.
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, 2016.