Layne Kenneth McClure
Your Wings Already Exist, All you have to do is FLY.

Our 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 Sclerosis.

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.

 

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