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1949 James 2023

James LaMar Gracie

September 19, 1949 — October 13, 2023

Escalente, Utah

James Gracie
Escalante, Utah

    Our loving father, James LaMar Gracie, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 13, 2023 at his home in Escalante, at the age of 74. His daughter and grandson were by his side. LaMar was born on September 19, 1949, in Panguitch to James Walter Gracie and Veryle Cottam. He married Gloria Jean Porter, on August 6, 1967, in Long Beach, CA. They later divorced. 
    Lamar worked in the oilfield his whole life. He started at the age of 18 as a roughneck. Throughout his life he worked and lived in many different states including some overseas. His young family followed his work until his children were older and wanted to settle in one place. They established their home in Escalante and LaMar commuted back and forth to work. He was
respected by many, due to his hard dedicated work and accomplishments throughout his career. LaMar retired from the oilfield life as a drilling consultant at the age of 65. 
    Our dad enjoyed camping, fishing, BBQing, watching football and movies. He surely was a die-hard fan of the Denver Bronco’s and John Wayne. 
    He is survived by his children: Tenisa (Neil) Foster, Trudy (Micheal) Stowe, Kimberly (Kasey) Richards, and Derrick LaMar Gracie; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren with one more on the way; and 1 great-great grandchild, with one more on the way; brothers: Dean Gracie, Danny (Debbie) Gracie, and Daryl (Johanna) Gracie. 
    He is preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Bowdy Stowe.
    Graveside services will be held Friday, October 20, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the Escalante Cemetery. A family viewing will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Escalante Stake Center in Escalante. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com

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Friday, October 20, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Mountain time)

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Friday, October 20, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Escalante City Cemetery

W Hwy 12, Escalante, UT 84726

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