Rulon Clark McDaniel

1932 ~ 2017

Rulon Clark McDaniel, 84, passed away January 27, 2017, after a five-year battle with mesothelioma.

He was born in Alpine on May 15, 1932, to Wilbur Clark and Geneva Young McDaniel. He married Marilyn Cordner in the Manti Temple on December 20, 1951. She passed on November 25, 2014.

He was employed for 37 years by the United States Steel Corporation at the Geneva Mill in Orem, hiring in at age 18 in 1950, and working the last twenty years of his career as a machinist in Central Maintenance after winning a machinist’s apprenticeship in 1967.

He was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and horseman whose knowledge of Alpine’s mountains and early history was unsurpassed. As an amateur historian, he wrote two published books and numerous shorter articles on the history of Alpine and its mountains.

He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as Ward Clerk with two bishoprics. He also served as Alpine City Deputy Marshall from 1963 to 1964.

He is survived by his three sons, Bruce, of Alpine, Brent, of Highland, and David (Shari), of Orem, by four sisters, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years and by three grandsons, Jared McDaniel, Tyson McDaniel, and Kevin McDaniel.

Family and friends may gather Friday morning, February 3, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork. A graveside dedication will be conducted in the Alpine City Cemetery immediately thereafter. Per Rulon’s request, in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Utah Sheriff’s Association or the National Rifle Association

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