Alexander Barclay Obituary (1941 – 2022) – Saint George, UT
Alexander Gary Barclay of St. George, Utah passed away peacefully at his home on June 16, 2022. Alex Gary was born December 26, 1941, in Ogden, Utah, the eldest son of Alex and Lavon Barclay.
Being raised in Ogden, he was a member of the Ogden 12th ward. A highlight of his youth was playing for the ward basketball team which won the All-Church title two years in a row! He was named the All-Star player in that tournament.
After serving a mission to the Eastern Atlantic States, he finished his education earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration.
He married Kathryn Wynn in 1966 in the Salt Lake Temple. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to the Eastern United States but eventually was offered employment in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where he spent the next 35 years, working in his chosen career and serving the Lord as a stake missionary, Bishop, Stake President , Gospel Doctrine teacher and temple worker.
Upon retirement he and Kathryn moved to St George where, as he put it, “I’ve found my place in the sun”. He loved St. George with the warm weather and the opportunity to play golf with his fellows in the “OGA” and led that group for several years planning, organizing, scorekeeping and winning money from the other players!
He was an eleven-year member of the Bloomington 7th ward where once again he enjoyed his callings of Gospel Doctrine teachers, Stake Sunday School President and ministering brother.
He is survived by his wife and seven children, twenty-five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
With his God-given missionary and teaching skills he will be a mighty force in the service of the Lord, gathering Israel on the other side of the veil.
He is remembered with love and appreciation for the incomparable contributions made throughout his life.
A memorial service for family will be held at the Pineview Mortuary, 566 North Mall Drive in St. George, Utah, on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
There will be a private viewing for family members at 10:00 am, followed by the memorial service at 11:00 am
He will be interred in the Tonaquint Cemetery after which lunch will be provided for family members at the Manzanita Ward Chapel, 3519 Manzanita Road, St. George, Utah.
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Published by Pine View Mortuary – Saint George on Jun. 19, 2022.