Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

March 12, 2013
George A. McKellar

Obit George McKellar (1) George Alvin McKellar returned to the arms of his loving wife March 10 from natural causes. He was born in Tooele on June 11, 1933 to John Frank McKellar and Nellie Ann Dayton McKellar. He was the youngest of eight children. He grew up in Tooele and attended Central Elementary, Tooele Junior High School and Tooele High School from which he graduated in 1952. He served a mission in the New England Mission from 1954 to 1956 where he met his eternal sweetheart, Maxine Frye. After his mission, Maxine came to Utah and they were married Aug. 30, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple. She died in 2001. He served as a sergeant in the Army stationed in Fort Lewis, Wash., from 1956 to 1958. He moved his family back to Tooele and lived in the ancestral family home until his death. He retired from his position as director of project management at Unisys in 1987 after working there for 29 years. George was a remarkable man. He loved his Heavenly Father and brother Jesus Christ with all of his heart. As a young missionary he was called to be both branch president and district president at the same time. He served as elder’s quorum group leader in the Army. He served as a bishop, high councilor and councilor in the stake presidency. He was a dedicated home teacher, Sunday School teacher, young men’s leader and primary teacher. George was a devoted member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers. He served as SUP chapter president and loved serving as a docent at the Tooele Pioneer Museum. He was a member of Senior Circle and enjoyed the vacations he and his sister took with them. George spent 57 years as a Obit George McKellar (2)Boy Scout leader serving as scout master, 11 year-old scout leader and troop committee chairman. He was known for teaching the importance of scouting to every boy he met and encouraged them to earn their Eagle Scout award. He remembered each one of his scouts. It was always his greatest joy to see how they grew and developed into wonderful men. He received his Silver Beaver Award for scouting in 1996. He is survived by children Leslie McKellar Taylor (Mike) and Michael McKellar (Ellen), grandchildren Michelle (Scott), Katie (Chris), Brian (Nichole), Steven (Charity), Carmen, Shelby (Dallas), Michael and Claire, six great-grandchildren and sister Lorna Call. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, six brothers, one sister and one granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 16 at the Tooele 7th Ward, 200 North and 1000 West in Tooele. Viewings will be held March 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St., and March 16 from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. at the church. The family requests that past or present Boy Scouts wear their scout shirts to the funeral in honor of George.

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