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 Lavar Cook McMillan

Lavar Cook McMillan

Birth
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 28 Feb 1997 (aged 75)
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 03 002 8
Memorial ID 34637 · View Source
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Deseret News, 1997

Lavar Cook "Mac" McMillan, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, farmer, and friend to many, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family, February 28, 1997, after a 15-year battle with cancer.

Born September 11, 1921 to Phoebe Irene Cook, and Newel D. McMillan in Murray, Utah. He married his college sweetheart, Ruby Berniece Richards in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on February 11, 1943.Lavar graduated from Murray High School in 1939. He was attending Utah State University when he was called to serve in the United States Army during World War II. Serving honorably, he and his company participated in the D-day invasion of Europe on Utah Beach and the liberation of the concentration camp at Dachau, Germany. Lavar returned to Utah State University and completed his bachelor's degrees in Dairy Manufacturing and Microbiology. Mac then became a partner in Ekins Dairy in Slaterville, Utah and later rose to the position of Plant Manager for Hi-Land Dairy. Mac worked in the dairy industry for more than 40 years and was recognized as an expert by his peers, and respected for his innovations and accomplishments in the dairy industry.

Lavar was elected mayor of Murray City in 1986, and served the community for four years. Throughout his life Mac has been a gentleman farmer, growing food for needy causes and donating much of his labors. His service and benevolence are known to many. His generosity extended to many organizations, worthy causes, and educational opportunities for students.

Lavar was ana active member of the Murray Rotary, and recently received the Outstanding Alumnus Award for Murray High School. Lavar has served in many positions in the LDS Church, including Bishop of the Roy Utah 4th Ward, and has been a worker at the Salt Lake Temple, and Jordan River Temple for many years.

Mac is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruby R. McMillan; five children, Carol L. (Ron) Probert, Glen L. (Janine) McMillan, Ronald C. (Lynn) McMillan, Bryce R. McMillan, Dale L. (Christine) McMillan; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepmother, Mayme Cheever McMillan; sisters, Vernetta M. Erekson, Marilyn McMillan, Beverly Bishop, Janice Todd, and Glenda Rae Frazier. Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Newel C. McMillan, and daughter-in-law, Sharon Wilcox McMillan.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at the LDS Brownstone Chapel, 6410 South 725 East, Murray, Utah. Friends may call at Memorial Estates Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Monday 6 to 8 p.m. at at the church one hour prior to services. Interment, Murray City Cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34637
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lavar Cook McMillan (11 Sep 1921–28 Feb 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34637, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .