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Max McKee

11/18/1944 - 02/17/2024

Max Bradford McKee was born on November 18, 1944, in Vernal, Utah, to Newell S McKee and Lona May Bradford McKee.  They lived in Vernal until moving to a farm in Smithfield, Utah.  In 1955, they moved to Mesa, AZ, where he graduated from Mesa High School in 1963 and attended Western Int’l University.  He worked for 20+ years at Honeywell (previously Garret Corp/Airesearch), starting in the shops and eventually working in engineering control.  He also worked at a private school and BITS in IT.  A veteran, he spent 6 years in the Arizona National Guard.

Max was preceded in death by his parents and a younger sister, Margene and former wife, Bertie Wehr.  He is survived by his partner, Judy; children, Kelly (Jami), Mariann, Michael (Cris) and Casey (Maggie); grandchildren, Kevin, Ashley, Derek, Carter and Cooper; and great grandchildren, Blake, Calvin and Lucy.  Max is also survived by his former wife and mother of his children, Ginny McKee.

Max loved life and had an adventurous soul, living and traveling full time in his RV for 17 years.  He circled this country three times and has RV’d not only every contiguous state in the U.S., Max took his RV to Alaska and many of the Canadian provinces and Mexico.  Loving to travel, he has been overseas to many countries and has hiked around Mt. Blanc in Europe and Machu Picchu in South America.  Max came back to Mesa and spent the last few years of his life around family.


  • Nicholas Coleman

    Sorry to hear of Max passing. In the old 19th Ward I personally thought a great deal of him. Glad, reading his obituary he did what he enjoyed most. Hope to visit with him someday. Condolences to the family.

  • Max was a great friend. We traveled together many times in our RV’s. He will be missed by many friends, his family, and Judy

  • Dear Judy and McKee family,
    It’s hard to believe a wonderful guy like Max is no longer here. I wish you peace during this difficult heart breaking time. May all the love and wonderful memories of Max bring you comfort.

  • Rosemary Lenaghan

    You, Max and his family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

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