Lucille McNally MagieLucille McNally Magie, 100, of Duluth passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at Heritage Assisted Living Residence in Duluth.
Lucille McNally Magie, 100, of Duluth passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at Heritage Assisted Living Residence in Duluth. Lucille was born on June 24, 1908 in Scanlon, Minn., to Minnie Ellen and John H. McNally. She graduated from Central High School in 1926 and is the oldest living graduate of St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing. She was recently honored by the College of St. Scholastica Nursing School for that accomplishment. Lucille was also distinguished as one of the oldest students at the University for Seniors at UMD. She was an active member in the University for Seniors Continuing education, taking a variety of courses that interested her and satisfying her appetite for learning. Lucille enjoyed participating in the Duluth Public Schools as a reading volunteer; she contributed at Lowell School, Chester Park and other elementary buildings in the district. For approximately 50 years, Lucille practiced her nursing career in both Hibbing and Duluth and was most dedicated and committed to her patients and her nursing supervisory positions she held in the area hospitals. As a young child her goal in life was to be a Registered Nurse allowing her to help people in need and she did it well. Lucille lived most or her life residing in Duluth, Hibbing, Minn., and Lower Eau Claire Lake, Barns, Wis. She loved gardening in her free time, fishing for Salmon in Alaska, having company in her home and cabin and most of all adored her five children, sons-in-law and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lucille also cared for her dogs and cats as they were her companions too. After 53 years of marriage Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Magie in 1982. She is survived by her son, William ""Pat'' (Deborah) Magie of Honolulu, Hawaii; daughters, Sally (Donald) Hultstrand of Richland, Mich., Katherine (Gerald) Calengor of Plymouth, Minn., Joan McMillan of Edina, Minn., and Susan (Gary) Berggren of Duluth; 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; one sister, Kathryn Madden of Arizona and her brother, James McNally of Florida. VISITATION:12 noon with services at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Glen Avon Presbyterian Church, 2105 Woodland Ave. Duluth. Memorials would be appreciated to the William H. and Lucille Magie Foundation for Wilderness Inquiry, 808 14th Ave. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55414. This organization was started in 1983 and has provided many physically and mentally challenged people to enjoy camping in the wilderness. For many years Lucille supported her husband William H. Magie, in his efforts to protect and preserve the Minnesota Boundary Waters Wilderness. Arrangements are by the Dougherty Funeral Home, (218) 727-3555.
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