Gilbert John McLean 1920 ~ 2011

Gilbert John McLean passed away August 3, 2011 at the age of 91, in Salt Lake City, Utah, of cause's incident to age.Gilbert was born February 28, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from South High School and attended the University of Utah where he met Maurine Jackson. He served in the East Central States Mission and the year following his release, Gilbert and Maurine were married October 29, 1943 in the Salt Lake Temple. His schooling was interrupted when he was drafted into the US Army. He served in the Central European Theater from May 9, 1944 and returned home March 8, 1946. Gilbert's greatest joy in life was his family. He taught them to work and that you don't quit until the job is done. He was a faithful member of the LDS Church and served in many positions, including Bishop of the Liberty Park Ward. He enjoyed working in the Scouting program and received the Silver Beaver Award. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Maurine; children, Kathleen (Dennis) Judd, Marilyn, Rosemary (Duane) Swapp, Powell (Lorraine), John (Leslie), David (Stacey Jo), Douglas (Jandeen) and Steven (Diane); 29 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark (Claire); and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Liberty Ward, 445 Harvard Avenue, SLC. A viewing will be held Sunday, 6-8 p.m. at the Garner Funeral Home 1001 11th Avenue, SLC and prior to the service at Liberty Ward from 11:45 am-12:45 p.m. Interment at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at