William Donald Mackin

MACKIN, William Donald
1937 - 2011

On April 20, 2011, W. Don Mackin passed away unexpectedly while sleeping at home in Ashland, Oregon. He was 73. He lived, worked and raised his family in Moscow, Idaho from 1963 to 1995. His public leadership included service as Mayor of Moscow and Idaho State Senator. Don is survived by his wife of 20 years, Elisabeth Zinser, his children, Brian and Darla Kaye, six grandchildren, and extended family. He touched organizations and communities, and made many friends across Idaho, Washington, Kentucky, and Oregon.
Funeral services in Oregon will be held at the Craterian Theatre in Medford on May 7 at 10:30 a.m. Services in Idaho will be held in the Administration Building at the University of Idaho in Moscow on May 15 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the University of Idaho Foundation (www.uidahofoundation.org/giving) for a Don Mackin Tree planting and the Zinser-Mackin Arboretum Endowment.


Published in Spokesman-Review from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2011