Willard “Mac” McIntosh
On June 10, 2011 at the age of 89, Willard “Mac” McIntosh passed peacefully to join his dear wife Betty. Born on October 23, 1921 in Boonville, Kentucky Mac grew up on his father’s farm with his 11 brothers and sisters. When Mac was 21, he joined the U.S. Army and served his country stateside as a military policeman. He served his country with pride and modeled his life after his hero, George Patton. During his tour of duty, he was assigned to security on the Kansas City Railway where he met the love of his life, Betty, on July 15, 1943. Mac and Betty enjoyed 65 years of devotion to each other.
After his discharge from the Army in 1944, Betty and Mac built their lives together living in Kansas City, Phoenix and San Diego, where in 1952 they had their one and only child, Maurice.
While Mac spent most of his career working for the U.S. Postal Service, he also spent some time as a professional barber.
He was extremely nostalgic and a great collector of memorabilia. He also had an extensive music collection ranging from the big bands to LeAnn Rimes. A born entertainer, Mac was always quick with practical jokes or an encouraging word. He spent his final years at Mountview Retirement Community and was always the first one up to dance or sing at the weekly social gathering.
Predeceased by his wife Betty and Mac is survived by his son Maurice (and wife JoAnn), his 5 grandchildren, Jeff, Elizabeth, Jessica (and husband Loren), Abby, Analiese and two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Hayden.
A celebration of Mac’s life will be held Friday June 17, 2011 at 10:30 am at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside CA. 92518.
Friends and family can share their memories and sign the on line guest book at www.CallananCares.com.