Your Wings Already Exist, All you have to
do is FLY.
hero, Layne Kenneth McClure, was welcomed into the loving
arms of his sweet mother, Dorothy, on March 5, 2017, at
the age of 55, after a courageous 36-year battle with Multiple
Layne (aka “Leonard, Bubby or Lenny”) was a
social butterfly who forged long lasting friendships with
everyone he met. His optimism, dry wit and positive outlook
on life were contagious. Bubby was an extraordinary example
to each of us. We watched in awe as he approached his physical
trials with incredible dignity and strength. Never complaining,
but rather, choosing to find joy in the journey. He appreciated
the little things in life: family gatherings, parades, daily
phone calls, gardening, trips to Big Lots, the DIY channel,
long road trips on his jazzy to visit friends, taking the
road less traveled, and apple fritters.
In 1979 Layne graduated from American Fork High School
and went on to attend Utah State University, where he participated
in the Aggie’s Choir. He served in the South Carolina,
Columbia mission for the LDS Church, attended the Salt Lake
Institute of Interior Design and the American River College
in San Francisco, California where he was certified as a
Funeral Service Director.
Layne had a passion for art, painting, floral design, and
decorating EVERYTHING for Christmas.
Professionally, Layne shared his exceptional talents with
Modern Display and Design Werks where he designed and installed
the window showroom vinget for 20+ years, designed and built
over 400 floats and did design work for the 2002 Olympics.
Layne is survived by his eternal companion, Shanna Stroud
McClure; daughter, Danielle (Alina) Colbert; son-in-law,
Joshua Colbert; and two grandsons, Ryker Layne and Xander
Robert Colbert, who were the light of his life; his father,
Kenneth E McClure (Jean); brothers, Clay (Kristie) McClure
and Cameron (Mary) McClure; sister, Lesa (Paul) Pennie;
along with five nieces, five nephews, and two great nieces.
He was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Devey McClure,
niece Alexa McClure, nephew Jared McClure, and grandparents
Kenneth E McClure Sr., Beth Oscarson McClure, Ranald H Devey
and Rose Adamson Devey.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017,
at 11:00 am in the American Fork 11th LDS Chapel located
at 280 South Center Street, American Fork, Utah. Family
and friends may call Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American
Fork, Utah and again on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior
to services at the church. Interment will take place at
the West Jordan City Cemetery located at 7800 South 1300
West in West Jordan, Utah.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to
the American Fork 11th Ward, Dr. E.J. Corry, Dr. John Foley,
Utah County Physical Therapy, and Encompass Home Health
& Hospice with a special thanks to Grecia and Alfonso
for their loving care.