Our dad and grandpa Patrick Henry McGuire passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 4th, at home with his family by his side, just the way he wanted, at the age of 95.
Patrick was born to Lewis Curtis and Celestia Clarissa Buys McGuire on September 19, 1927 in Daniels, UT where he helped on the family farm until he graduated from Wasatch High School in 1945.
After graduation he served in the Navy on the USS Chicago during the occupation of Japan in WWII. He loved reminiscing about his time in the service and looking back at the many pictures he took while overseas.
After his time in the service, he worked many jobs, including netting carp out of Utah Lake with his brother-in-law Jack, hauling uranium in Green River and Moab, and working in the radiator shop.
He then moved to Kearns, UT to raise his family and took a job with Hercules Powder Company, where he retired after 45 years.
He loved the Heber Valley. He loved fishing and hunting in Strawberry Valley and Daniels Canyon with his family. After a full day fishing, he'd head home to the old house to cook up the fish he'd caught, whether it be for breakfast or supper.
The thing Patrick loved most of all was spending time with his family, friends, and neighbors. Thank you, Dad, for always being our rock and being there for us. We love you and will miss you.
Patrick is survived by his brother Roy (Kathleen) McGuire; children, Patrice (Dave) Emery, Mike (Leticia) McGuire, Kelly McGuire, Shawn (Lisa) McGuire; 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lewis C. and Celestia Buys McGuire; sister Norma (Jack) Hollien, brother Curtis (Eileen) McGuire, and brother Lloyd (Bonnie) McGuire.
Services will be held at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah, on Monday, February 13, 2023, at 11:00 am with a viewing from 10:00 am - 10:45 am prior to services. Graveside services will be at the Heber City Cemetery at 1:30 pm.
The family would like to thank Envision Home Health and Hospice, IHC Hospital, and his neighbors for their kindness, help, and support.