S. L.

On a warm summer afternoon in July 1967, a forest service employee wrote his name, McNulty, on a survey tag and nailed it to a Douglas fir in Gobbler's Knob. And on the cool summer night of June 2, 2003, McNulty hit the forest trail for one final trip, slipping from this life to the great forest beyond.

Michael E. McNulty, age 58, was born in Salt Lake on September 28, 1944 to Bill and Elizabeth McNulty. The oldest of three children, he went on to raise four children of his own.

Mike, Dad, will be remembered for his charm, his morning short stackwell done, of courseat Mimi's Café, his six-wheel ATV, and populus tremuloides (aspen). He will also be remembered for his devotion to his wife of 35 years despite her 20 years of illness. And he will be remembered for his love of the outdoors, his ability to fix anything and everything, and his love of Elska, his new puppy who will sorely miss his getting to see her grow, as well as his love for his grandchildren.

Mike's sudden passing brings much grief for those he left behind. But we take solace in knowing that he beat his diabetes out the door before it took too large a toll on him.

Mike is survived by his children, Marti Herbst, Shelly Bigler and husband Ken, Todd McNulty and wife Pam, and Kelly McNulty; grandchildren, Kira, Patrick, Madison, and Hayden; mother, Beth McNulty, sister Michelle Savino, and brother Marc McNulty. Preceded in death by his father, Bill McNulty and wife Jo Anne Lacey McNulty.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003 at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E. 10600 South, Sandy, Utah, followed by an open house at the McNulty Residence.