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Larry Gribble McRae

February 28, 1945 — August 30, 2021

Larry Gribble McRae

Larry Jesse Gribble McRae passed away at the age of 76, on August 30, 2021at his home in Draper, Utah.
He was born in Salt Lake City on February 28th, 1945 to Coral Elaine Brown and Jesse Walter Gribble. Larry was their only child.  He was later adopted by Karl McRae.

Larry was a lifelong and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served in many and various callings. He spent his summers with his Uncle Bev Brown on a family farm. There, he enjoyed working with the land and animals. Larry graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor of Industrial Arts degree.

He married the love of his life on December 10th, 1989.  They were later sealed in the Jordan River Temple on August 28th, 2006.

His passion was creating elegant wooden furniture and practical accessories for his home. He also loved traveling and learning about the places he visited. He and his sweetheart "took to the road" and gained a wealth of knowledge about the Pacific Northwest and South into Tijuana.

Larry thirsted for knowledge; reading was his first choice for information and was very seldom without a book in his hand.

Larry was blessed with nine children and three step-children. Through these children his posterity now includes 34 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Larry was preceded in death by his parents and step-daughter Stasia Matthews Decker. He is survived by his wife, Nedra Jo Higginson McRae; his children: Troy McRae, Marty McRae, Melissa (Clay), Erik McRae, Rebecca (Fortner), Andrea (Meletiche), Megan Ashley ( Wright), Lindsay (Duncan), Cathi McRae, Traci Matthews Stewart, Ron Matthews; two step-sisters: Margie Brown and Dixie Stirling and a step-brother: Brent McRae

A viewing  be held at:
Serenicare Funeral Home
Tuesday, September 7th
7pm to 8:30 pm
2281 South West Temple
South Salt Lake, Ut 84115

A Graveside service will follow on:
Wednesday,  September 8th at 1pm
Riverton City Cemetary
1540 W 13200 S
Riverton, UT 84065

Special thanks to: The Caregivers and Chaplain Chris with Inspiration Home Health and Hospice. Their compassion and service made it possible for Larry to pass peacefully with dignity in his own home. Draper City Paramedics. Heather and Troy Sornson and family. Andrew and Pamela Jaussi of Childress, Texas.

Pall Bearers: To Be Announced
Marty McRae
Erik McRae
Brent McRae
Jared Brown
Mack Stirling
Bishop Shane Lewis

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Past Services


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Mountain time)

Serenicare Funeral Home -Salt Lake

2281 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

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