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Obituary for Michael Tracy McFarland

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Michael Tracy McFarland

November 14, 1943 - December 8, 2017

Michael Tracy McFarland “Mick” “Papa” “Bear”, age 74, passed away on December 8, 2017, in Ogden Utah, from the effects of Alzheimer’s. Mick was born November 14, 1943, to Russell Tracy McFarland and Helen Fae Williamson McFarland, in West Weber, Utah.

Mick is survived by his wife, Susan Weltha Marriott McFarland; his daughters, Julie (Mike) Rhodes, Jodi Davis (Rob Bailey); grandchildren: Jordan, Zach, Jessica, Taye, Jaden, Cameron, Jaymee, and Ashlea; great-grandchildren: Snowden, Raiden, Emree, Kamdan, Dahlia, and one on the way; and his special little buddies: Colton, Crew, Kemry, and Reed. He is also survived by his sisters: Bonnie Manning and Judy (Bob) Turgeon; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

He is preceded in death by his son, Brody, his parents, his brothers and best friends: Ken, Jim, and John.

Mick was a hardworking man, and he worked hard so he could spend time with his family. We grew up camping and fishing with extended family and many friends of the family. Almost every weekend of every summer, you could find us in the Uintah’s, at Big Creek, or in the river bottoms of Liberty. As grandkids came, they instantly had him wrapped around their little fingers, and his self-appointed role was to be the biggest tease ever! In recent years, the great-grandkids arrived and they quickly developed precious and tender relationships with him.

Papa… we have a big hole in our hearts, but you taught us how to fill it. Your unconditional love and your never-ending quiet acts of service did not go unnoticed. In lieu of flowers, and in keeping with Mick’s tradition of serving others, please take a moment this Christmas season to perform a quiet act of service in his honor.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, December 16th, at 2:00 pm, at Leavitt’s Memorial Park 836 36th Street, in Ogden Utah, near Brody’s grave by the fountain at the front. An open house will be held for all those wishing to celebrate the life of Mick with his family, from 3:00-5:00 pm, at the Mt Ogden Golf Course Grille, 1787 Constitution Way, Ogden, Utah. Mick’s dress code of “warm and comfortable” is recommended for both. You may even see some of his family members sporting his daily uniform of jeans, boots, sunglasses and a hat. In keeping with his personality, we will also be carving sentiments in his casket prior to and after the services. Bring your own pocket knife, or use one of his.

The family would like to thank Hospice for Utah (especially Nicole, Rita, Debbie, Tammy), and the staff of Hidden Valley Assisted Living Memory Care (especially Cassandra) for their wonderful care and keeping of our Papa.

Arrangements under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com.

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.

 

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Born: November 14, 1943
Died: December 8, 2017

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Chris Rhodes posted on 12/17/17

One morning Mick showed up at my house with a garbage sack full of coats and hats, really nice ones. I still wear one of those coats today. Every time i wear the coat it reminds me of Mick and his special spirit and helps me to remember to be like him. Thanks Mick. So sorry to his wonderful family for their great loss, he will be missed by many. We love you.

 

Karolyn Freer Campbell posted on 12/14/17

I am so sorry Susan, for you and your family. My thoughts are with you, and I hope you may find some comfort and peace.

 

Sharron Hill posted on 12/14/17

We are so sad to hear of Micks passing. Our hearts break for all of you. He was a great man, so full of fun , everyone loved him. We have known Mick for a long , long time. When ever we would see him he would give us the biggest smile. Gonna miss that !!! Our prayers & hearts are with you all. RIP Mick, you will be truely missed, friend Jerry & Sharron Hill

 

Preston and Jess Lasater posted on 12/13/17

Jordan, Mike and Julie, Our deepest condolences. Just recently losing my last grandparent Wii www, my gramps, makes me feel deeply for your loss. If your family needs anything please let us know. God be with you till you meet again.

 

Billy Woods posted on 12/13/17

Suz and family me and my family would like to send our condolences. Mic was a great man and a great friend to me. I enjoyed the time we spent working together at smiths warehouse and the time I spent with him on Monte Cristo. Mine and Tami's thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

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