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O’side Resident, Padres Eldest Fan Passes Away at 106


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Oceanside CA— Agnes McKee, 106, peacefully passed away April 23, 2016 at her home in Oceanside. Mrs. McKee was featured on OsideNews [Link], last July as she celebrated her 106th birthday with a party at the Fairwinds Retirement Community with guests including; Oceanside Mayor, Jim Wood, OPD Chief, Frank McCoy and OFD Battalion Chief, Felipe Rodriguez.

As part of the celebration, Mrs. McKee was treated to a ride around the block in an Oceanside Fire truck. “I really like the lights and siren” she told Mayor Wood as firefighters escorted her from the cab of the truck.

On July 20, 2014, Mrs. McKee made national news when, in celebration of her 105th birthday, the Padres invited her to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. As a result she was one of 15 first pitch honorees selected for the 2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball cards.

Mrs. McKee was born July 16, 1909, in Morgan County, Indiana to Ren and Lucy Swisher and lived for many years in Coolidge, Arizona before moving to Fairwinds Ivey Ranch in Oceanside in 2002. Over the years she and her husband Harry traveled the world, visiting all 50 states and over 30 foreign countries.

Mrs. McKee was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Harry, and is survived by daughter Jane McKee, Fallbrook, CA, sister-in-law Nora Mae McKee, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Fairwinds at a later date.