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Catharine Hollen Mackie, "Mother", age 72, of Elkton, MD passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 surrounded by the family she loved so much. She was born in Elkton, MD on October 8, 1939 to the late Osborne S. Mackie and Josephine Aiken Mackie.

Catharine worked in the insurance business and for Peebles Department Store from which she retired. Upon her retirement, she focused her passion and energies to her greatest loves, her family and baking. Her pies became a favorite at the Milburn Orchards and she often baked for donations to various local charity events and fundraisers. Catharine especially enjoyed the role of grandmother, caring and loving her many grandchildren, who will miss her much. She had a strong faith throughout her life and was a life member of Rock Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her sons, Jay Milburn and wife Ilene, Mark Milburn, and David Milburn, all of Elkton, MD; daughters Cassandra Milburn Taylor and husband Andy, and Melinda Milburn Palmeri and husband Guy of Elkton, MD; a brother, Richard "Tucker" Mackie of Elkton, MD; 15 grandchildren, Greg, John, Karley, Katie, Chrissy, Douglas, Lianna, Michelle, Olivia, Collin, Mackie, Stephen, Caleb, Matthew, and Kaitlyn; 4 great grandchildren, Gary, Kristen, Robert, and Ethan; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters, she is predeceased by a son, Richard Milburn.

A service will be held 2PM on Friday, June 8, 2012 at Rock Church Presbyterian Church, Rock Church Rd. & Rt. 273, Elkton, MD 21921. Burial will be at Sharp's cemetery. Viewing will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Rock Presbyterian Church c/o of R.T. Foard Funeral Home, 259 E. Main St., Elkton, MD 21921.To send condolences visit www.rtfoard.com.