Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Stanton Lynn McGuire 1924 - 2018

day, May 28, 2018

Stan "Stan"Lynn McGuire 1924 - 2018

Obituary for Stanton Lynn McGuire

The heavenly choir just gained another true bass voice and world-class whistler. On May 25, 2018 our husband, father and grandfather, Stanton Lynn McGuire, passed away at the age of 93 in Orem, Utah. He was born on July 5, 1924 in Tremonton, Utah to Roxie Anna Hales and Herbert Stanton McGuire. He had two younger sisters, Bettie Jane and Patricia Ann who preceded him in death. Stan grew up in Lake Elsinore and Fontana, California. He graduated from Chaffey High School, where he ran track, and The University of Redlands, where he got a degree in Political Science. During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps in Washington D.C. Stan married Coreen Thorne in the Salt Lake Temple in 1954. They raised their family in Glendale, California where Stan was a general agent for American National Insurance from 1958 until his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed all sports, but especially college football, specifically watching the BYU and USC teams. Stan was an active member of the LDS Church serving as bishop of the Glendale Second Ward from 1977-1982. He later served as a high councilor, high priest group leader and temple worker in the Provo Temple. He and his wife served in the New Hampshire Manchester Mission at the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial from 1999-2001. Stan is survived by his wife, Coreen and their five children: Richard (Amy), Julie Searfoss (Rick), David (Kristina), Paul (Denise) and Heather Pinder (Randy), 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The family is grateful for the love and care provided by the staff at Covington Village and Elevation Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Edgemont North Stake Center, 4560 North Canyon Road, Provo, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 E. Center Street, Friday, June 1, from 6-8:00 p.m. and at the church Saturday from 9:30-10:45 prior to services. Interment at East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at

Picture 1 - Stanton Lynn McGuire World War II Marine
Picture 2 - The family had Stan wear his Marine uniform a few weeks ago when the hospice company honored the veterans at Covingington Village. He said it was the first time he'd worn it since he was discharged in 1946.
Picture 3 - Julie, Paul, Heather, Stan's sister Bettie, Stan, Coreen. Less than 2 years ago, Stan visiting his sister, Bettie.
Picture 4 - May 19, 2018 - One of the aids at Covington Village brought her "show" chickens and Stan ventured out of his room, which was a rarity. It was a fun day for him.

Coreen & Lu Ann Thorne began attending the Glendale West ward in 1949 when their parents, Richard & Verona Thorne moved from the Glendale East ward and bought a new house on Valley View Rd. Stan McGuire began attending the West ward in 1952 when he moved to Glendale to work for Beneficial Finance and
shortly thereafter he met Coreen. When Coreen asked Stan where he was from he said Fontana. She thought he said Montana and she asked him if he raised cattle. He said no, we raised turkeys. Coreen was the ward choir accompanist and Stan was the choir president.

Stan and Coreen married in 1954 and lived in Glendale for the next 40 years except for one short move to San Bernardino for a year. They have five children. Three boys and two girls. Their entire time in Glendale was spent in the West Ward and then the 2nd Ward. Coreen served as the ward choir
accompanist and ward organist for most of the time they lived in Glendale. Stan served as a counselor to Bishop Roy Valentine in the mid 70's and then Stan served as Bishop in the late 70s/early 80's. Stan spent most of his career working in the insurance business with his father-in-law Richard
"Dick" Thorne. After Richard retired as the general agent for American National Life's Los Angeles office in 1976, Stan took over as general agent until he retired and moved to Provo, Utah in 1993.

Stan and Coreen served an 18 month mission to the Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in 1999. Stan and Coreen are still living in Provo and are enjoying retirement and spending time with their children, 19 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two summers ago Stan and Coreen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and Stan's 90th birthday with a family reunion near Brian Head, Utah. Here is a summary of their five children.

Richard McGuire and his wife Amy live in Burbank and they have four children (three daughters and one son) and two grandchildren. Richard is an attorney and has previously served as a bishop, a counselor in a Burbank stake presidency and currently as the stake executive secretary. Amy is an
elementary school choral music teacher and currently serves as the Gospel Principles teacher.

Julie McGuire Searfoss and her husband Rick live in Bear Valley Springs, CA and they have three daughters and three grandsons. Julie is a full time homemaker and is serving as ward organist and stake girls camp director. Rick is a retired Air Force pilot and NASA astronaut, and he was a pilot on
two space shuttle missions and commander of one. Rick is a professional speaker in leadership training and an Instructor Pilot at Flight Research. Rick is also currently serving as a bishop.

David McGuire and his wife Kristina live in Cedar City, UT. They have three children (two daughters and one son) and David is the HR Director at Southern Utah University and is currently serving as a bishop. Kristina teaches French at Cedar City High School and serves in the young women's and
as stake music chair.

Paul McGuire and his wife Denise live in Provo and have five children (one daughter and four sons) and one granddaughter. Paul is a self-employed telecom broker and a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Paul has sung with the choir for the past 10 years and enjoys serving with former Glendale 2nd ward member Mack Wilberg. Denise is a full time homemaker and part time Zumba instructor and she currently serves in the stake young women's presidency.

Heather McGuire Pinder and her husband Randy live in Eagle, ID and have four children (three sons and one daughter). Heather teaches Spanish at Eagle High School and currently serves as stake choir director. Randy works as a team leader for Hewlett Packard and has served in a Eagle bishopric and currently has multiple ward and stake callings.