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Obituary for Merle David McClary

Merle (Mac) David McClary

Merle (Mac) David McClary passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 19th 2019 at the age of 61. Mac was born March 16th 1958 to Rosalie May McClary (Hess) and Henry Brown McClary of Chillicothe, Missouri. A successful student athlete, US Navy veteran, avid skier, mountaineer, and hot air balloon pilot - Mac did it all and he did it with gusto! He was a loving father, brother, and husband, married to his sweetheart Ruth for the last 12 years.

He is survived by his wife Ruth (Smeaton) McClary, and two sons: Jon Bowie (Lindsey) of Herriman, Utah, and David Bowie of Gainesville, Florida. He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren Mikayle, Saylor, and Stella, dear brother Henry (Cindy) McClary & nephew Trevor of Missouri, and Ruth’s children, Andrew, Brian, and Becky, of Ontario, Canada.

Mac touched many lives and will be fondly remembered for his love of life, and care-free spirit. He lived life how he wanted to live it and held nothing back in what he wanted to pursue. If he summarized his life it would be “he kicked ass and took names.”

A service for a celebration of Mac’s life will take place on June 8th at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church,1339 W 400 N, Marriott-Slaterville, UT. In lieu of flowers, contributions made to the Memorial Fund at FUMC Marriott-Slaterville would be appreciated.