Richard Lowell McKay
Richard Lowell McKay
  • December 19, 1948 - January 11, 2018
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

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Richard Lowell McKay 1948-2018

Richard Lowell McKay passed away in a car accident near Brigham City, Utah on January 11, 2018. He was born in Meridian, Idaho in December 1948 to Donna Burnett and Keith Lowell McKay.

He is survived by his wife, Trisha S. McKay; their five children, Aarin and Cliff Dunn, Richard McKay Jr., Brandon and Angela McKay, Keith McKay and Tabitha Rain, and Rachel and John Clawson; 16 grandchildren; and 7 siblings.

Richard grew up in Meridian Idaho on a dairy farm. He was active in Boy Scouts and earned his Eagle. He was also part of the "Hotshots" Post 101 three-person team to win the Junior Rifle League in 1965.

He graduated from Meridian High School then served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northern England. Upon his return, he graduated from BYU with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Finance. He married Trisha Stephenson in the Logan Utah Temple in April 1975. Later, he earned a Master's of Business Administration.

Richard had a great love of reading, the outdoors, and sports. He enjoyed fly fishing and taught his children the art. Countless hours were spent coaching, cheering for, and supporting his children in all their activities including football and soccer. There was never a game where he wasn't running up and down the sidelines and he was probably one of those parents that the referees knew all too well.

He served in various callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and enjoyed working in the temple each week.

Richard's desire was that each of his children actively render service in their family, church, and community and that they be honorable and faithful men and women.

He was a loving husband, father, and friend who will be dearly missed.