Passing of Life Member and Auxiliary Member Wilma McKenzie
By 2nd Vice President Kati Townsley
May 3, 2020

It is with great sadness that the Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company announces the passing of Life Member and Auxiliary Member Wilma McKenzie. Wilma was just days shy of her 91st Birthday and the beloved wife of Mr. Bill who passed away last May.

Ms. Wilma and Mr. Bill didn't have children of their own, yet found a family at Reese. We find peace in knowing that they are together again.

Obituary as posted in the Carroll County Times:

Wilma I. McKenzie, 90, of Finksburg passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at Carroll Hospice Dove House in Westminster. Wilma was the loving and devoted wife of the late William J. McKenizie who passed away in 2019. Born on May 6, 1929 in Fort Smith, OH, Wilma was the daughter of the late Jessie and Edna (Curtis) Stamper.

She worked in an administrative capacity at the Social Security Administration until her retirement. She is survived by her two nieces, Donna Baker and husband Tom Smith of Troy, VA and Jean Baker of Charlottesville, VA. She will also be missed by longtime friends and neighbors, the Cox family and her friend and caretaker, Pat Stansbury.

Wilma was a member of the Reese Volunteer Fire Department and its Ladies' Auxiliary where she was often seen working at its many functions and activities. She loved flowers and gardening and camping with her husband. Wilma was a collector of Longaberger baskets and Snowbabies.

In addition to her parents and cherished husband, Wilma was predeceased by brother Harry Stamper and sisters Lennie Chinn, Olive Seabrease and Delores Connor.

Services for Wilma will be private. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to The Reese And Community Volunteer Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster, MD 21157 Online condolences may be offered to the family at