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Longtime Salt Lake printer Shirl Ray Lake dies

SANDY — Shirl Ray Lake, 65, a printer with Newspaper Agency Corp. for more than four decades, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at his home in Sandy.

Well-known for his kind and polite manner of conducting business in his job at NAC, Mr. Lake had worked for many years in the "white room," an electronic hub of page production for the Deseret Morning News and the Salt Lake Tribune.

John Mitchell, copy production manager for the Deseret Morning News, worked with Mr. Lake for some 35 years.

"He never said anything bad about anybody," Mitchell said. He said Mr. Lake was a delight to work with and was well-liked and respected by all his colleagues.

Born in Salt Lake City, Mr. Lake worked for NAC for 44 years, retiring several years ago.

Active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he had served as a counselor in a bishopric, a high councilman and Scout leader.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Mount Jordan 1st LDS Ward chapel, 8950 S. 400 East. Friends may call at Goff Mortuary, 8090 S. State, Thursday from 6-8 p.m., or Friday at the church from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., prior to services. Burial will be in the Sandy City Cemetery.