Lynn Ray “Casey” McKendrick died peacefully in his Bennion home on February 20, 2005.
Born August 20, 1940 in Tooele, Utah, Casey was the oldest son of Ray Orsen and Annie Leona Nelson McKendrick. He graduated from Tooele High School and married Yvonne Davis in 1960. Nine children were born to this union: Gidget, Michael, Nancy, Karen, Kristin, Camille, Curtis, Diane, and Jenny. Casey graduated from Orem Trade Tech in 1968 with an Associate Degree in Drafting. He was passionate about running, and spent his life training and competing in races, even though he suffered from multiple health problems.
In 1980 he and Yvonne divorced, and he married Terri Baxter in 1981. The couple moved to Bennion, Utah, where they lived until their divorce in 2003. Casey was an Eagle Scout and served as the Commissioner for Boy Scouts. He was active in his community and was the District Chairman and State Delegate for the Utah Republican Party. He enjoyed photography, writing, and studying the life of his Savior in the Bible.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Diane. He is survived by his children, 10 grandchildren, and siblings Doug, Clair (Lorene), Sharon, Steven (Denise).
Services were held Thursday, February 24 in Salt Lake City. Burial was in the Tooele City Cemetery.