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Services will be Wednesday for J. Stuart Mc-Master, 89, former federal official who was instrumental in preparing legislation that created water conservancy districts throughout the western United States.

Mr. McMaster, a former U.S. regional solicitor in the Interior Department and recipient of the agency's highest awards, died Sept. 25, 1992, at his Salt Lake home.The services will be at noon in the Hillside LDS Stake Center, 1400 S. 1900 East. Friends may call from 6 to 8 Tuesday at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, and at the church from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

Mr. McMaster received bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Utah. He served 36 years with the Interior Department, receiving the Superior Service and Citation for Distinguished Service awards. Also, he received the Merit of Honor Award from the University of Utah Emeritus Club and Brigham Young University's Harris Fine Arts award for community service.

Mr. McMaster had served as bishop of Edgehill Ward, a counselor in the Hillside Stake presidency, as a stake patriarch and was president of the Missouri-Independence Mission. He and his wife, the former Clara Watkins, whom he married in 1927, were well-known vocalists. They sang together for more than 65 years.