Jack C. MacKay was born August 26, 1911 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada to Earl and Rilla Hart McKay. He passed away at home peacefully in his sleep Feb. 3, 1998.
Jack was a Past Master of Orient Lodge #15 F&AM, member of Knights Templar Price Commandary York Right of Freemasonry, Noble in El Kalah Temple AAONMS and 32 degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Right. He was mayor of Green River, Utah for two terms, served on the Green River City Council, and Emery County School Board. He raised Arabian horses, raced boats, and was instrumental in helping with the development of the Friendship Cruises. He loved boating, fishing and hunting. He was the Texaco Consignee of South Eastern Utah form 1943 to 1977. He will be remembered for his vast knowledge of myriad subjects, and his quick wit.Jack is survived by his wife, Nancy F MacKay; daughters, Dee Ann Hicks (Ray), Patricia Coomer (Bruce); stepchildren, Greg (Roxanne), Andy (Debbie), Rick (Susan), and Kris Lublin; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nila Morrow and a daughter, Jacqueline Jewkes.
Friends may meet with the family at the Green River Bible Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998. Graveside services and interment will be at Elgin Cemetery at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Intermountain Unit.
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