SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Nancy MacKnight, 69, San Jose, Calif., died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002.
She was born in 1933 in Rosholt, S.D., to Ray and Gladys Michener. She settled in the Bay area in 1955 following her education at Oregon State University. After training in public health and clinical microbiology, she served almost 40 years in the Microbiology Laboratory at Santa Clara Medical Center, retiring as the supervising microbiologist. She worked at the San Joaquin and Santa Clara County Public Health Laboratories. She was active in the microbiology community, working with the Northern California Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. She attended Stockton Folk Dance Camp for 25 years, serving as the camp photographer for 10 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Kamrin MacKnight and Kirsten Webb; a son, Sean MacKnight; and four grandchildren.
Her husband, John MacKnight, and her parents, died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Cemetery in Poplar Township.
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