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Linda McKenzie

June 14, 1954 — September 30, 2013

Linda Kathryn “Kate” (Preston) McKenzie , 59, of Winchester, Va, passed away following a two year battle with cancer on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, Va.

Born June 14, 1954, in Frostburg, MD to John “Hack” Preston, of Frostburg, and the late Ruth A. (Lindeman) Preston. In addition to her mother she is preceded in death by a brother, Robert “Bobby” Preston.

Kate was a registered nurse for 27 years at Winchester Medical Center, the last 17 of those she was a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse. She was also an alumna of Beall High School (Class of 1972) and Allegany Community College.

Surviving are her husband of 28 years, Darrell McKenzie; two sons, John Adam Preston McKenzie and wife Jessica, Jeffrey James McKenzie; step-son, Todd McKenzie and wife Jessica; granddaughter, Ryleigh Elizabeth McKenzie; step-granddaughters and grandson, Kaytlyn, Kylie, and Nathan McKenzie; brother, John “Nut” Preston and wife Cindy; sisters, Sandra “Sandy” Webber and husband Paul, Donna “Duna” Preston, Ruthie Folk and fiancé Kevin Carroll; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews, and two very special friends, Sue Ann Walker “The Duck” Thorpe and Barrie “Bear” Riese.


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