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Obituary: Wallace LaMarr McCloy

Wallace LaMarr McCloy

1937 ~ 2007

Wallace LaMarr McCloy, beloved husband, father and grandfather, returned home to his father in Heaven on October 16, 2007.

Wally was born on September 17, 1937 in Rupert, Idaho to Claude W. and Afton Belliston McCloy. Music played an important part in his life. Voice, piano and organ music all came very naturally to him. He played the organ for church services at the age of 14. He graduated as Salutatorian from Rupert High School in 1955. He graduated from Utah State University in 1957. He served a two and one half year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany from 1959-1962. Wally enrolled at BYU and graduated with a BA degree in music in 1965. In 1965, Wally became a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He served in the choir for 21 years. In 1969 Wally began working at the Genealogical Vaults in Little Cottonwood Canyon where the love of his life accepted a bet from friends to try and get a date with him. Gea T. Van Velzen and Wally were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on July 11, 1969. Wally worked in the church office building for 33 years before his retirement. He continued to tirelessly use his many music talents. Wally served as organist in his home ward. He was a life long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a Temple organist and sang at many funerals. Everywhere he sang or played the piano or organ people always went out of their way to thank him for sharing his remarkable talents.

A quiet leader of an amazing family he is survived by his eternal companion Gea T., his sons, Scott

(Shirley), Mike (Angi), Greg (Amy) and Will (Lisa) and his youngest child and only daughter Cindy (Jon) and 12 wonderful grandchildren, Makenna, Tamika, Brynn, Brock, Skyler, Dallas, Darian, Caden,

Savannah, Joshua, Trent and Ricky.

Funeral services will be 12 Noon, Saturday, October 20, 2007 at the Oquirrh 1st Ward, 12800 South and 2700 West. Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn South Valley, 13001 South 3600 West Friday 6-8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services at the Church. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn South Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Deseret First Credit Union in Wally's name.

Wally will be remembered for his musical talents but also his mischievous grin and sparkling eyes.