Mack (Makayla) Anne Kramer died on September 7, 2021 in Laramie, WY. Mack was born to Richard and Marlene Kramer in Rock Springs, WY on June 12, 2002.
Mack attended schools in Rock Springs starting with kindergarten in Little Lambs, then attended Northpark, Sage, and Pilot Butte elementary schools. Mack attended Rock Springs Junior High and graduated in 2020 from Rock Springs High School, having been named the Senior Class Promotion Major. Mack was a member of the National Honor Society and received the University of Wyoming Trustees Scholarship. Most recently, Mack was in his sophomore year at the University of Wyoming, majoring in international studies and was a member of the UW Debate Team.
Mack enjoyed playing in Rock Springs High School concerts and jazz groups. Mack was selected to the All-State Band for all four years of high school, playing solo clarinet in the harmony band for second year and principal clarinet in the orchestra for his senior year at the All-State. Band Conference. Mack was also selected for leadership positions in the marching band during high school and the final year served as a drum major. Mack has always strived to perfect music and enjoyed attending summer orchestral camps. He has been selected to attend prestigious events including All Northwest Band and Western International Band Clinic. In addition to the clarinet, Mack enjoyed playing the saxophone in the Rock Springs High School Jazz Band.
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Mack also enjoyed being on the Rock Springs High School Debate Team, serving as the Debate Team chair for the past year. Mack worked tirelessly on the debate and during his senior year was the state champion of the Lincoln-Douglas debate. Equally important, Mack enjoyed volunteering countless hours mentoring other debaters to improve their skills. Mack was a well-respected member of the high school debate community and it continued through college, where Mack was recently elected chair of the University of Wyoming debate team by his peers.
In addition to working on debates and playing musical instruments, Mack enjoyed listening to a variety of music including classical and jazz, attending symphonies and musicals, discussing current affairs and politics, passing by. time with friends and relax through meditation. Kelby and Mack had a special sibling relationship and the two shared many great memories and jokes growing up. Purrlioz has held a special place in Mack’s heart for the past three years as a beloved cat.
Mack has accomplished so much in his 19-year life, but more importantly, he’s had a huge positive impact on the lives of so many others. Mack had a lovely smile and liked to make others laugh, even when the jokes could sometimes get out of hand. Mack was always ready to lend a hand and listen to those in need. In addition, Mack took advantage of volunteer opportunities to help the town of Rock Springs. Doing things for others, whether it was a card to cheer them up or a gag gift to make others laugh, was something that brought Mack a lot of joy.
Mack, you are loved so much and you will miss your family and friends dearly. We will do our best to perpetuate your passion for the pursuit of interests and genuine concern for others in our own life. We love you so much and we will see you again. Until then, rest peacefully and be comfortable my dear.
Mack is predeceased by paternal and maternal grandparents, Clarence and Evelyn Kramer and Emmor and Lucille Doty. Survivors include parents Richard and Marlene (Doty) Kramer of Rock Springs, WY; Brother Kelby Kramer of Mankato, MN; aunts and uncles Laura (Doty) and Dale Trussell of Elk Grove, CA; Michael and Christie Doty of Thornton, CO; Cynthia (Kramer) and Donald ‘Butch’ Miller from Rockland, WI; Linda (Kramer) and Brian Proudfoot from Hokah, MN; Christina (Kramer) and Nicholas Fell of Onalaska, WI; several cousins: Amanda Rowand, Katie Rowand, Anna Proudfoot, Christopher Miller, JJ Miller, Angel Miller, Skai Rowand and Madelyn Mohr; many extended family members and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to one of the following three organizations or to a charity of their choice:
- Rock Springs High School Band in memory of Mack Kramer, c / o Rock Springs High School, 1375 James Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901
- Rock Springs High School Speech and Debate Team in Memory of Mack Kramer, c / o Rock Springs High School, 1375 James Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901
- UW Debate in Memory of Mack Kramer c / o University of Wyoming Foundation, 222 South 22nd Street, Laramie WY 82070 or online for the UW Debate Team at http://uw.uwyo.edu/debate.
A memorial service for Mack will be held Friday, September 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Bunning Park, Rock Springs, WY. Bunning Park is a special place for the family as Mack has attended several summer concerts there and has also had portraits of elderly people taken in the park.
Condolences for the family can be left at www.foxfh.com.