Felicity Christine MacGrain
Published 5:14 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Felicity Christine MacGrain, of Mount Airy, NC, passed away at the age of 72 on Nov. 10, 2016 from a sudden heart attack. She was born May 1, 1944, in Riverside, CA. Felicity was preceded by her father Col. Donald MacGrain and her mother Stina (Larson) MacGrain and survived by her brother Angus MacGrain of Seattle, WA.
Felicity was a tireless advocate for dog rescue. Per her wishes, her five dogs, Blondie, Rusty, Sammie, Chico and Diana are all still together and being cared for in a loving home.
A passionate proponent of growing organic, Felicity was a mentor to local farmers, was involved in local farmer’s markets and nurtured her own garden of vegetables that were seasonally enjoyed and also shared all year long by her canning.
Not just a quilter, but a quilting artist, Felicity contributed some of her work to charities and shared some with friends and relatives…but also sold online and in local stores.
In her spare time, Felicity, an avid reader, liked to curl up with a good biography or historic novel. She enjoyed watching her Seahawks and Panthers on TV, along with an occasional golf tournament. And Felicity was not above a periodic Netflix binge. In 2013, after buying a home in Mount Airy, she took up Pickle ball with a local group and also volunteered visiting Hospice patients in their homes.
After getting a BA degree in Far Eastern Studies at the Univ. of Wash. in Seattle, Felicity joined the Peace Corps. She later enjoyed 7 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Air Force, choosing to leave as a Captain to pursue other interests. Getting her Master’s Degree in Library Science, she was the Librarian at Washington Co. Library in Plymouth, NC for years before semi-retiring, and then worked part time as the Librarian at Beaufort County Community College in Washington, NC.
Felicity was a strong woman who spoke her mind. She lived life on her own terms doing what she loved. She was a very private person, but still managed to touch so many lives. Those fortunate enough to have had Felicity as a relative and friend will deeply miss her…but still count their blessings to have chanced to have in their life such an extraordinary and giving person.