Floyd L Nay passed away March 6, 2022 in St. George. He was born April 10, 1930 to Vera Davis Nay and Albert J Nay in Richfield, Utah. He was raised in Circleville, Utah where he remained the rest of his life.
Floyd loved and honored his parents and grandparents and his dear sister, OnaBeth. He eventually purchased the farm of his parents and the adjacent farm of his mother’s parents. He had a profound love of the land and always took tremendous pride in it’s husbandry.
One afternoon in 1948, after a long work day, he and a friend stopped into The Piute Cafe in Circleville for a cup of coffee and he first laid eyes on Garna Gregersen. Their love story never lost its romance. They were uniquely compatible in their independent view of life. They married on August 5, 1950. Shortly after he was drafted into the army. He shipped to Ulm, Germany and while there was chosen as part of the Honor Guard when General Eisenhower visited Frankfurt in 1951. Garna preceded him in death on February 10, 2020.
Floyd was one of those rare people who’s attention to detail in every task insured an uncommon level of excellence. He was not afraid of hard work. He raised his family by example and the farm was always a family enterprise where everyone did their part. He was a skilled brick mason and an overall handy man; skills that were of great benefit for a big family living “over the river.” Finally, farming ceased to be sustainable and he sold his farm and constructed a beautiful home with his sons in Circleville proper. He worked for Southern Utah Industries, a textile company, for many years as a manager overseeing all marker making and cutting work. He drove school bus for many years and was esteemed by all students. He served on the town board and was involved in Veterans related work after retirement.
Most of all, Floyd was devoted to his wife and family. He always placed their needs first. His greatest joy was seeing his wife content, and she always was. They were an exceptionally harmonious team all seventy years of their life together. He was a good son, a devoted husband, a loving father and a loyal friend and citizen. He loved Circleville with his entire soul and entertained his family all his life with wonderful stories from his life etched with remarkable detail. He will be much missed.
Survived by his children: Curtis Nay, Denise (Paul) Evans, Steven (Diane) Nay, Cleve Nay, Burke (Jolynne) Nay, and Les (Staci) Nay; 24 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. Also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ona Beth Flinders; half brother, Elmer Fox.
Funeral services will be held Monday, March 14, 2022 at 12:00 Noon in the Circleville Community Center where friends may call from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Circleville Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com