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Macey's founder 'Walt' Macey dies

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 16 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

Waldo "Walt" Lincoln Macey, 90, the founder of Macey's grocery stores, died Sept. 14, 2009, in Salt Lake City of natural causes incident to age.

He started Save A Nickel Market in Rose Park in 1947, and that small store grew into multiple stores throughout the intermountain region.

Macey had served as president of the Salt Lake Grocers Association, president of the Utah Retail Grocers Association, chairman of the boards of both the National Grocers Association and the National Association of Retail Grocers of the United States. He was also the recipient of the National Food Industry's Spirit of America Award and the City of Hope Humanitarian Award.

He served in U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II.

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as bishop of the Monument Park 16th Ward.

Born on Feb. 12, 1919, he married Mary Lewis in 1941. They had three sons and two daughters. His wife died in 1987. He married Anne Brockbank Snow in 1991.

Funeral services are pending.

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