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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Suzy McKay, widow of WAL Capt. Kerm McKay

~ IN MEMORY ~
Violet Hill ‘Suzy’ McKay, widow of WWII veteran and WAL Capt. Kerm McKay (1910~2002)
February 25, 1919  ~  August 6, 2012
 

  
 
Life Legacy (Kerm’s obit also appears below)
 
Violet “Suzy” Hill McKay, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother returned to her Heavenly Father on August 6, 2012. She was born February 25, 1919 in Ogden, Weber, Utah to Byron C. and Kristie H. Hill.
She attended schools in Ogden, Utah and graduated from Ogden High School in 1936. She married her sweetheart, Kermit H. McKay, May 17, 1939 in Ogden, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple January 6, 1941.
During World War II she went with her husband to many military assignments while he served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. She played the organ for military weddings and other church services.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as a primary teacher and counselor, chorister, relief society president, counselor and teacher. She taught genealogy and served at the genealogy data center for 8 years.
She had many hobbies and talents, including quilting, sewing, crocheting, gardening, genealogy, music and acting in many plays. She participated in all kinds of sports.
She was one of the first 5 accredited flower show judges in the state of Utah. She attended classes at the U of U and BYU for 5 years to qualify.
She is survived by her children: Karole M. Price (Gary) and Kermit H. McKay II (Janet); 10 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband and brother, Wayne B. Hill.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2012 at the Bountiful Hills Ward Chapel, 1190 East Bountiful Hills Dr. (900 South). Friends and family may call Friday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Saturday morning 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Lakeview Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com 
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Obituary: Kermit H. McKay
Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) - Tuesday, April 2, 2002
 
Kermit Hugh McKay, a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather, returned to his Heavenly Father April 1, 2002.
 
He was born November 10, 1910 to Angus W. and Christina W. McKay at Hot Springs, Box Elder County, Utah. He attended school in Willard, Box Elder High and graduated from Ogden High School. He delivered newspapers for the Ogden Standard Examiner and worked at a grocery store to earn money to take flying lessons. He soloed at the Ogden City Airport of February 9, 1930. He continued his flying career by working at the Utah Pacific Airways, teaching students and "barnstorming" around the area, taking passengers for rides. He then flew for Thompson Flying Service at the Salt Lake City Airport. In 1938 he was hired to fly for Western Air Express.
 
He married Violet "Suzy" Hill, May 17, 1939 in Ogden, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple January 6, 1942. He was called to active duty in the Army Corps March 13, 1942 at a 2nd Lt. He ferried all types of aircraft, bombers, pursuit, and attack planes to Africa, India and other theaters of war. He was in command of the huge transition school to teach new, young pilots to fly the larger aircraft. He had 40 instructors under his command. He was then assigned to foreign duty in Burmuda. He was honorably discharged after the war as a Major. He returned to Western Airlines as captain and Salt Lake Regional chief pilot. He retired from Western Air Lines, November 10, 1970. He always said that he loved flying and pursued his hobby.
 
He enjoyed golf, skiing, snowmobiling and hunting with his wife, family and friends. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Served in many callings: ward clerk, genealogy data worker and temple worker.
 
He is survived by his wife, Violet "Suzy" McKay; his children, Karole M. Price (Gary); Kermit H. McKay II (Janet); 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; sisters Norma M. Molles and Effie M. Sackett.
 
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 4, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bountiful Hills Ward Chapel, 1190 E. Bountiful Hills Drive (900 S.). Friends may call Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main, or Thursday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Lakeview Cemetery.
 
Online guest book and direction map at www.russonmortuary.com

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