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Obituary: MaCoy M. Larsen

EPHRAIM<! > : MaCoy M. Larsen, 81 of Ephraim, passed away May 19, 2002 in Provo, Utah.

Born June 22, 1920 in Moroni, Utah, a son of Mozart and Anna Leah Olsen Larsen. He attended Moroni public schools, Snow College and Weber State College. He Married Doris Nielsen July 27, 1945.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the war. After his release from the Navy, MaCoy worked in the turkey and cattle business in Sanpete County. He also established a livestock trucking business that he operated for nearly 60 years.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, MaCoy held several ward and stake positions and he served as the first Bishop of the first Snow College student ward. Most recently he served as an ordinance worker in the Manti Temple, a work that he truly loved.

MaCoy loved the great outdoors, his ranch at "Petersburg", working with his cattle, and riding his favorite horse. He especially loved his family and found great joy in family activities and togetherness. In May 2000, Snow College presented him an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree in recognition of his years of selfless service and lifetime achievements.

The "Real" MaCoy, as he was affectionately referred to by all who knew and loved him, is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris; his sons, Craig MaCoy (Sheron) and Vance Ernest MaCoy (Lorna) all of Ephraim, 12 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. In addition, he leaves behind two sisters, Idona (Clair) Acord, Orem, and LeAnna (Lee) Anderson, Ely Nevada. His parents, one sister, Euleda Christensen and an infant son, Dane Vertis Larsen, precede him in death.

Funeral services will be held May 24, 2002 at 12:00 noon in the Ephraim First Ward Chapel. Viewings will be held Thursday May 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and for one and one half-hour prior to the services on Friday, May 24th. He will be interred in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Military honors will be presented by soldiers from 1st. Battalion, 145th. Field Artillery, Utah Army National Guard. Funeral directors Buchanan Mortuary.