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Obituary for Iris Stewart Taylor McCrary

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Iris Stewart Taylor McCrary

August 1, 1933 - March 4, 2015

Iris Stewart Taylor McCrary passed away peacefully in her sleep March 4, 2015.  She was born to Jennie Mae Searle and Edson E. Stewart.


Iris married Wayne Allen Taylor and later divorced.  From that union five children were born whom she loved dearly.  Iris (Mom) said, “I may have given them life, but in return they made my life worth living!”  She loved to bake and entertain her family at home.


She later married her high school sweetheart and best friend, William P. McCrary.  They loved to travel and loved to spend winters in the sunshine with the rest of the snowbirds!


Iris was a LPN and loved her nursing career dearly.  She also worked at the IRS, Hill Air Force Base and at the DDO where she retired in 1989.


Iris is survived by her children: Starla Lowder, Colette (Alan) Stratton, Pam (Don) Mecham, Pat (Dee) Young and Merle (Chantel) Taylor, 11 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and “Peppy”, her special little companion.  She was preceded in death by both parents, her brothers, Edson and Richard Stewart;  her sisters,  Jean Williams, Bonnie Dewey and Eunice Allgeier; also, her very special friend and brother-in-law, Don Allgeier; and one great grandchild.


Thank you to the Garden’s Assisted Living and its residents for taking care of Mom and Peppy.  Special thanks to Alisha Richins for your care and support.


Private Graveside Services and a Celebration of her Life will be held with the family and friends when the flowers bloom and it is sunny and warm, around Easter, her favorite holiday.  She will be laid to rest next to her husband and near her very dear mother and sister, Eunice, at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.


Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.

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Private Graveside Services and a Celebration of her Life will be held with the family and friends when the flowers bloom and it is sunny and warm, around Easter, her favorite holiday.


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Born: August 1, 1933
Died: March 4, 2015

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MiKaill Wilhite posted on 3/10/15

It was a wonderful experience being one of Iris's nurses. Her and her cute Pepe were the light of my day each time that I went to see her. She was always so well kept and put together, and always so welcoming to visitors. She spoke often of her daughters and her time as a nurse, and had so much pride and love in her eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with Iris and her family.


Joyce Stewart Stockley posted on 3/7/15

My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. Iris was my cousin. Her father, Edson, was my father's (Lester) brother. I am also sad to her that all of Uncle Ed's children have passed away. I have been away from Utah since 1969, but have thought of Iris and her siblings often throughout the years. I can remember when Aunt Jennie, Uncle Ed and all the children lived on 8th Street, just below Washington Blvd. I know you will miss Iris, as I will.


Debi & Randy Mecham posted on 3/7/15

We are sorry to hear of your loss and can fully appreciate the multitude of emotions and feelings you must be having at this difficult time. Having been through this with both sets of parents we want you all to know the love we send your way. If you need anything, please let us know You are in our thoughts and prayers! All our love, always... Debi & Randy