AMerican Veteran 11

Nolan Foy Mackay

December 1, 1930 ~ April 11, 2022 (age 91)

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Nolan Foy Mackay was called home by his Heavenly Father on April 11, 2022.

Nolan was born to Mark and Afton Mackay on December 1, 1930; the second child of 8. He graduated from Uintah High School in Vernal, Utah and attended university. Nolan enlisted in the U.S. Army and served until 1956 where he earned several medals and honors during his three years as a paratrooper.

Nolan married Gladys Peck in Pennsylvania, and they were blessed with three children, Kimberly Mackay, Cynthia Mackay and Doug Mackay. In 1977, Nolan married Diana Simper. Diana had three children from her former marriage, Ronald Simper, Todd Simper and Kerry Simper.

Nolan was an avid bowler and loved bowling in the weekly men's league. Nolan, along with two partners, started a successful auto parts store known as Triangle Auto Parts NAPA.

Nolan accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and his decision was followed by baptism at First Baptist Church in Vernal Utah.

Upon retirement, Nolan and Diana moved to Mesquite, Nevada and Nolan enjoyed part-time work at Casa Blanca Casino. Turns out, Nolan continued to work in the auto parts industry well after reaching age 82.

Nolan is survived by sisters Gayla (Terry) Anderson and Linda (Charles) Jones; children Kimberly Mackay Arrington, Cynthia Mackay Stephenson, and Doug Mackay; stepchildren Ronald Simper, Todd Simper and Kerry Simper; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Nolan will be held Saturday April 23, 2022 at 12:00pm at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery (300 South 3500 West) with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post 11. Visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday from 10:30am ~ 11:30am at the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Online condolences may be shared at www.AshleyValleyFuneralHome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 23, 2022

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Ashley Valley Funeral Home
410 North 800 West
Vernal, UT 84078

Interment
Saturday
April 23, 2022

12:00 PM
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
300 South 3500 West
Vernal, UT 84078

Graveside Service
Saturday
April 23, 2022

12:00 PM
Maeser Fairview Cemetery
300 South 3500 West
Vernal, UT 84078

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