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 Shirl C McArthur

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Shirl C McArthur

  • Birth 23 Aug 1919 Lawrence, Emery County, Utah, USA
  • Death 8 Oct 2007 Elmo, Emery County, Utah, USA
  • Burial Huntington, Emery County, Utah, USA
  • Memorial ID 22046214

Father, grandfather, great-grandfather, businessman, and civic leader, Shirl C McArthur, age 88, passed away peacefully in Elmo, Utah on October 8, 2007. He was born August 23, 1919 in Lawrence, Utah to Cyril and Doratha Ardilla Day McArthur. He married Bessie Sitterud, March 1, 1941; their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on June 29, 1942. Shirl graduated from North Emery High School and received an honorary degree from the College of Eastern Utah. Shirl was a coal miner, superintendent of the Deseret Coal Mine, President and founder of American Coal Company, active in many coal mining organizations and public servant.


He served in the CCC. He served as Mayor three terms and formed the Castle Valley Mining Company. He was President of Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute, and on the executive committee of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute. He was first vice-president, president elect, and president of the Utah Mining association. A member of the Colorado Operator's Association, and president of the Utah Coal Section of the American Institute of Mining.


He earned many top industrial awards, and was chairman of AARP, member of the board of directors of First Security Bank, Price District, and finance chairman for the Emery District Boy Scouts of America. Shirl was an active member of the LDS church and loved the Lord. He served in numerous callings. None he enjoyed more than serving with his wife in the Manti Temple and being called with his wife on a second mission to write the history of the Deseret Coal Mine.


Shirl is survived by daughters, Shirlee (Ron) Knighton, Sheila (Glenn) Sebring, Sharol (Don) Childs; sons, Stuart Si (Carol) McArthur, and Shane D. McArthur; daughter-in-law, Maureen McArthur; 26 grand-children; 33 great-grandchildren; and sister, Gladys Joyce Larsen. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bessie; son, Scott Lee; grandson, Bradley Sebring; his parents; and his sister, Thelma.


Funeral Services will be held Thurs. October 11, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. A viewing will be Wed. Oct. 10, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Castle Dale and one hour prior to the service.
Burial will be in the Huntington City Cemetery, under the direction of Fausett Mortuary.
Published in the Deseret News on 10/9/2007.


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  • Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
  • Added: 9 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22046214
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shirl C McArthur (23 Aug 1919–8 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22046214, citing Huntington City Cemetery, Huntington, Emery County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Ryan D. Curtis (contributor 46858513) .