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Obituary: Angus Muray Maughan

1917 ~ 2004

Angus Muray Maughan, a great husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, returned to his Heavenly Father on 23 Oct. 2004.

He was born 20 July 1917 in Whitney, Idaho, the son of Angus Marion Maughan and Susie Lena Keller. He was raised in Richfield, Utah, where he graduated from Richfield High School. He graduated from the Utah State Agricultural College in civil engineering.

He met his "forever girl," Edna Anderson, when he roomed at her parent's house in Mount Pleasant, Utah. They married 29 March 1941, in the Manti Temple.

Muray served in the US Navy during World War II. He was in the 115th Construction Battalion (Seabees) in New Guinea and the Philippines. After the war he continued in the US Navy Reserve until retiring as a Lieutenant Commander.

Most of Muray's civilian career was in civil service. Before the war he worked for the International Boundary Commission on flood control in the lower Rio Grand valley in Texas.

After the war he worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Durango, Colorado, on irrigation structures and land leveling. In 1952 he transferred to the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. His work included long range planning for the Missile Range. From 1966 until he retired in 1975 he was the director of the Utah Launch Complex headquartered at Green River, Utah.

Muray enjoyed hunting and fishing. He particularly enjoyed the Boulder Mountain lakes and Fish Lake in southern Utah.

It was his privilege and blessing to serve in many capacities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and Edna served as missionaries in the Canada Calgary Mission.

Muray's parents, his brothers, Rex and James, and his son-in-law, Joseph W. (Nancy) Behunin, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Edna; three sons, Allan Muray (Neva), Richard Vernon (Betsy), and Martin Peter (Lorrie); two daughters, Nancy (Keith) Christensen and Jeanne (Barton) Palmer; 17 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; his sisters Lila (Glen) Peglau and Flora Mae (Robert) Steed; a half-brother, John Warren; and a half-sister Crystal Lucy (Robert) Fawcett.

Funeral services will be Thurs., October 28, 2004, at 11:00 a.m., in the Orem 5th Ward, 50 S. 800 E. Friends may call from 10:00 until time of service. Services are under the direction of Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary of Orem. Burial, Logan City Cemetery.