Frederick W. McEntire, age 72, died at home, December 1, 1990, after a lingering illness.
Born January 7, 1918, to Frederick W. and Elizabeth Wells McEntire, in Salinas, California, where his father worked for Spreckles Sugar. His mother died the following November as a result of the flu epidemic of 1918. His grandfather, Rulon S. Wells, brought him back to Salt Lake City, where he was raised by his grandfather and three loving maternal aunts, Lillian Moffat, Helen Wells, Dorothy James and Uncle Sid. Married Margie Sherren, August 19, 1942, in Reno, Nevada. Graduated from the University of Utah in 1940 with a business degree. Served in U.S. Army for 5 1/2 years. He was called to duty in the first draft call from Utah in World War II. He was a commissioned officer. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 32 years. He loved classical music, electronics and all forms of learning.Survived by his loving wife, Margie; daughters, Ann M. and her husband, Warren Jefferies; Josephine and her husband, John Schovaers; four grandchildren, Patrick S. and Anthony R. Jefferies; Andrea and Anna Schovaers, all of Salt Lake City; sister, Mary Elizabeth and her husband, Bud Williams, who were so helpful; two aunts, Helen Wells and Dorothy James; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10 a.m., St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 1375 East Spring Lane (5000 So.) Vigil service will be held Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at the Neil O'Donnell & Sons Mortuary, 372 East 100 South, where friends may call Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. or Wednesday one-half hour prior to mass at the church. Committal service: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 4th Avenue and T Street. In lieu of flowers family suggest donations be made to the Community Nursing Hospice Service, 1370 South West Temple, SLC, UT 84115
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