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Obituary: MCGILL, MAE

Published: Friday, Dec. 19 2014 7:46 p.m. MST

Mae T. McGill1922 ~ 2012Mae McGill was born in Chinook, MT on June 5, 1922 to Harry J. and Matilda Ryan McCabe. Mae passed away on March 21, 2012 at the age of 89. She was raised in Montana, graduating from Havre High School in 1940. Mae married her high school sweetheart, Paul W. McGill on November 29, 1941 in Fort Lewis, WA, one week before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. She moved to Salt Lake City, UT in 1942 to be near her parents while Paul served in the Army during World War II. They were separated three and a half years.During their marriage, Mae and Paul enjoyed traveling, taking cruises and dancing. She also loved listening to music and was an avid sports fan that enjoyed watching football, basketball, baseball and golf.Mae was proud of her Catholic Faith. She was a member of Saint Ambrose Parish at the time of her death. She was also a member of the Catholic Women's League, Saint Ann's Altar Society and the Legion of Mary for many years.Mae was the mother of ten children, grandmother to twenty- nine and great grandmother to twenty-eight. She is survived by nine of her children: Carren Linn Downs, Pleasanton, CA;Nancy (Michael) Green, Salt Lake City, UT; Paul (Catherine), Salt Lake City; Jane (Michael) Razzeca, San Juan Bautista, CA; Barbara (William) Pintner, Lincoln, NE; Mark (Avez), Salt Lake City; Daniel (Susan), Salt Lake City; Mary, Lincoln, NE and David (Christina), Salt Lake City; brother Harry McCabe, Downey, CA; sister-in-law Robin McCabe, Salt Lake City and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-three years, her daughter Patricia, parents, sisters Patricia and Mary Janet McCabe, brother Frank McCabe, sister-in-law Jeanne McCabe, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 26, 2012, 10:00 a.m., at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church, 1975 South 2300 East. Guests are invited to visit with the family one hour prior to the Mass.A prayer vigil service will be held Sunday, March 25, 2012, 7:00 p.m., at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where guests may visit Sunday from 6:00 7:00 p.m. Committal service, Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4th Ave. & 'T' St.The family would like to thank The Wellington Retirement community for giving Mae three and a half years of wonderful care and friendships and the Highland Care Center for the loving care given to Mae the last three weeks of her life.The family requests in lieu of flowers, charitable donations be made to the Paul and Mae McGill Endowment Fund, which supports Catholic education, in care of The Catholic Foundation of Utah, 27 C Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.