Ernest McGuire

 Ernest Shelton McGuire, age 79, died July 23, 2021 at his home in Kanab, Utah.  He was born September 25, 1941 in Salt Lake City, UT to Erma Jessie Fuelling and Claude Nolan McGuire Sr. He moved with his family as a young boy to Panguitch, UT. He was one of nine children. Although his childhood may have seemed “poor” to some, he considered himself lucky to have grown up fishing a cane pole in the creek with his two brothers, and being loved and adored by his older sisters.
 After graduating from Panguitch High School in 1959, he joined the U.S. Navy and traveled the world. While stationed in California in 1959, he met the love of his life, and the two were married on June 23, 1962 in Hayward, California. In 1978, Ernie, Anne, and “The McGuire Sisters” moved to Kanab, UT, where he worked for Kaibab Industries until it was later shut down. He made many great friends while working that job.
 In his later years, “Papa” was very involved in his grandchildren’s lives and could be found watching their sporting events, taking them on vacations, and teaching them to play Keno. He passed away peacefully in his home while surrounded by his loving family after a long and valiant battle with cancer. 
 Papa is survived by his wife of 59 years, Catherine Anne McGuire; his three daughters, Sharon Sue Scott, Lisa June (Wade) Orton, and Cindy Darlene (Scott) White; his seven grandchildren; his eight (almost nine) great-grandchildren; and his two brothers, Nolan (Shanna) McGuire, and Michael (Sue) McGuire. He is preceded in death by his parents, Erma Jessie Fuelling and Claude Nolan McGuire; his sisters, Barbara Scott, Jessie Willis, Bonnie Owens, Maureen Merritt, Erma McGuire, and Darlene McGuire; and his son-in-law, Michael Scott.
 Graveside services will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Kanab Utah Cemetery, with Military Honors by American Legion Post 69.  A viewing will be held from 10:00-10:45 AM at Mosdell Mortuary before the graveside.  Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.


  1. Irene and George Scott July 26, 2021 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    R.I.P. Uncle Ernie, you were always so loving and caring to everyone. Aunt Anna, your in our thoughts and prayers . 🙏❤

  2. Kaye Such July 29, 2021 at 2:08 am - Reply

    Sending thoughts and prayers.

  3. Don smith July 30, 2021 at 12:27 am - Reply

    He was a great guy .we just wished we got to be around he and Anne more.

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