lue McCann

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:51 AM


Lue F. McCann of Riverdale celebrated his 90th birthday on April 18. A family dinner was held in his honor at Jeremiah’s on Saturday, where attendees came from six states.

He was born on April 18, 1923, in Smithfield to Albert and Lauretta Fishburn McCann. He is the last survivor in his family of six children.

He grew up on a dairy farm, where he worked alongside his father and brothers milking cows by hand and operating horse-drawn farm equipment. He graduated from North Cache High School and attended Utah State University and Butler University in Indiana.

He served in the Air Force during World War II and became a pilot, flying the C-46 Transport plane.

He worked as a driver’s license examiner for the state of Utah, followed by a career of more than 30 years with the Internal Revenue Service. Upon his government retirement, he was self-employed as a painting and wallpaper contractor.

He has served as a volunteer on the Supervisory Committee at America First Credit Union for nearly 46 years.

He married Claudia Holt in 1965 in Ogden. Their vows were later solemnized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Salt Lake Temple.

His children are Sandra Poulsen, Jeffrey McCann (deceased), LuAnn Newbold, Kevin McCann, and Ryan McCann. He has 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He has served in many callings in the LDS Church and also enjoys golf (shot his first hole in one at age 75), traveling, reading and spending time with family.

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