Doris Irene MackieDoris Irene Mackie, 88 of Alvarado, MN died June 23, 2013 at Valley Eldercare Nursing Home in Grand Forks, ND.
She was born May 17, 1925 to Eddie and Stella (Mack) Holmgren in Ellingson, South Dakota. Doris graduated from high school in Hettinger, North Dakota. She married Eugene Petit on January 26, 1946 in Wayne, Michigan. Doris attended college at Dickinson State College and later taught country school in Carson, ND for three years. Doris married John “Bill” Mackie on September 12, 1953 in Mandan, ND. They moved to Alvarado in 1954. They were the owner and operators of Mackie’s Tavern in Alvarado. She also worked for Selnes Potato Company where she was a secretary. Doris also became City Clerk and Treasurer in Alvarado. She was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Alvarado. She enjoyed crafts and especially loved sewing. Doris enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was a good cook; potato soup and banana bread were family favorites.