Memorial Service:

8/17/2015 A short memorial service will be held for family and friends at Fort McPherson National Cemetery outside of Maxwell, Nebraska at noon on August 17, 2015.

Stuart Nicholas “Mac” MacMillan

Born:
November 23, 1935 :: in Sheffield, England
Passed Away:
August 2, 2015 :: in Denver, Colorado

Tougher than woodpecker lips to the very end, Stuart “Mac” MacMillan peacefully died in his sleep at his home in Denver, the morning of August 2, 2015. He was 79 years old. His earliest years were spent developing his skills as a wily street urchin in order to survive the Nazi blitz in Sheffield, England and Clydebank, Scotland. Following World War II, he, his younger sister Rae, and their parents immigrated to Laramie, Wyoming in 1947. After brief stints in secondary school in both Laramie and Cheyenne, Mac enlisted in the United States Army in 1955. Serving for 12 years, his duties took him overseas, to both Europe and Southeast Asia. Halfway through his military service, he was proudly granted American citizenship in 1962. Following his honorable discharge from the Army in 1967, Mac became a truck driver, spending most of his career (25 years) working for Consolidated Freightways out of North Platte and Lincoln, Nebraska and Las Vegas, Nevada. Following his retirement from CF, Mac and his wife Maureen returned to Nebraska where they enjoyed a quiet life in countryside along the North Platte River before moving to Denver in 2014.

Mac was preceded in death by his parents, Edith and Charles (Scotty) MacMillan of Laramie, Wyoming. He is survived by his devoted sister Rae Gill of Wheatland, Wyoming and his loving wife of 57 years, Maureen (Knight) MacMillan of Denver, Colorado. Additionally, Mac is survived and greatly missed by all of his children and his many, many grandchildren, including daughters Barbara Collins of North Platte, Nebraska and Jill MacMillan of Stevenson Ranch, California; sons Nick MacMillan of Ocean View, Hawaii; Charlie MacMillan of North Platte, Nebraska; Dan MacMillan of Wahoo, Nebraska, and Vince MacMillan of Dolores, Colorado.

 

9 Responses to Stuart Nicholas “Mac” MacMillan

  1. Myron & Lisa Kaiser says:

    Maureen and family, I am so sorry I just heard of Mac’s passing yesterday. I’m thinking of all of you and sending thoughts & prayers. I talked to Dan in Wahoo July 4th. I saw a beautiful picture of you and your kids on facebook, it must have been taken this week. Take care of yourself Maureen and cherish your memories.

  2. Butch and Diane Shields says:

    Sorry to here about (Hippie Mac) passing. I knew him for years be for I knew him as Stuart. We are from the CF family. My dad and my wife’s dad both worked with him also. They have both passed on. Met him while fueling CF trucks in North Platte. Then was mechanic for CF in Cheyenne & KC. He will be missed was a great person to have as a friend. You will be in our prayers.

  3. Jimmy Dean says:

    Sorry to hear of Mac passing, I have lot of “GOOD” memories of working with Mac, worked with him from North Platte, Lincoln,Ne Las Vegas, Nv.enjoyed every minute of it he will be missed by many.

  4. Kristi Chessmore says:

    There are no words to communicate how much Mac meant to me and my family. I loved him like a grandfather. He and my son shared a birthday, albeit 60 years apart. Mac was always there to help me with my horses whenever I needed him and to have a “taste” with. He touched my heart and my life in many ways and he will forever remain in my memories.

  5. Marion Haith says:

    Sorry to hear Mac has passed Good Guy, lots of memories of our CF trucking days. God Bless you and your family

  6. George and Nancy Brock says:

    Sorry to hear of Hippie Mac’s passing we had alot of good times. He was such a good freind. George

  7. Gene and Mary Jo Peterson says:

    Maureen and family – We were sad to hear about Mac. He was quite the guy and will be dearly missed. We have some good memories of him. We saw Dan at a kid’s wrestling meet in Wahoo and he told us that you had moved to Colorado. Take care, Maureen. We are thinking of you! Gene and Mary Jo

  8. Virginia Parch says:

    Mac, you were a very special person and married to a beautiful Irish Lass! I remember when you first came to Laramie. We were in awe, you were in the middle of the WWII, which us children did not fully understand. You are now with our Lord. You will be missed here on earth, tho’

  9. Connie Coca says:

    Maureen and family I was saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Please accept our condolences. You have been on my mind . Please contact me.

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