Lloyd Ross McGee

Tuesday , January 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

October 18, 1926 ~ January 7, 2017

BRIGHAM CITY - Lloyd Ross McGee, 90, passed away with his family by his side on January 7, 2017.

He was born on October 18, 1926, in St George, Utah to Ross Solon McGee and Elsie Gifford McGee.

Lloyd served in the Army from 1945 to 1948 and was stationed in Germany. He attended the University of Utah where he received a PH.D. in Chemistry, and worked at Thiokol.

He married Marna Maynes on January 17, 1952, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They shared almost 65 years together. Lloyd and Marna moved their young family to Wilmington, Delaware for three years, then returned to Utah in 1959.

Lloyd was an active member of the LDS church, and faithfully served in many callings. He served a temple mission at the St. Louis temple, a Senior Couple mission to Boston, Massachusetts, he served in the Bishopric, High Council, and served for 20 years as an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple and also in the Brigham City Temple.

His interests were his family. He was active in scouting and served as a Young Men Leader for his four sons. The children are widely scattered, and he and Marna traveled often to visit the grandkids on their special occasions, including a baby blessing at a Coast Guard Light House in Washington State and baptisms in Delaware, Florida, North Dakota, California and Alaska.

Lloyd enjoyed serving with the Brigham City Soup Kitchen in cooperation with the wider Brigham City community. He also substituted as a Meals on Wheels driver. He invested in his kids by getting them paper routes, which he then helped deliver. He was a scientist who had a deep innate faith in God, and he lived his life consistent with his faith.

Surviving are his sweetheart, Marna; his children: Larry (Michele) McGee, Pacifica, California; James (Carla) McGee, Neola, Utah; Linda (Dave) Anderton, Palmer, Arkansas; John (Julie) McGee, Riverside, California; Robert (Rachel) McGee, West Jordan, Utah; Patti (Frank) Kasten, Phoenix, Arizona; and Heidi (Monty) Pickrell, Ogden, Utah; 30 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; sisters: Irene Despain; Colleen (Fred) Maynes; and Myrna (Kale) Smith.

Preceded in death by his parents, brother, LaRaine, and sister, Leola, daughter, Karen, and two grandsons, Clarence and Derek.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 13, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the Box Elder Stake Center, 420 South 800 West, Brigham City, Utah.

Viewings will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City, Utah, and Friday from 10 to 10:40 a.m. at the church.

Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery with Military Honors Accorded by Combined Veterans.

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