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1938 Max 2022

Max L. Sevy

January 5, 1938 — October 6, 2022

Panguitch, Utah

 

Max Sevy
Panguitch, Utah

    Max L Sevy, born January 5, 1938 of Panguitch, UT, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2022 at the age of 84. He leaves behind an array of fishing lures, very few empty Pepsi bottles,and more Chicago Bears paraphernalia than we can shake a stick at.  
    He is preceded by many who will welcome him with warmth and love: sis wife Loa; his daughter Becky; his parents, Peter Ray Sevy and Inez Mayal Lister Sevy; his brothers: James, Pat, Ira, Ken, William, and Lewis; his sisters: Freda, Elva, Bonnie, and Alta; and his son-in-law John Embleton. Those he is survived by and who will sorely miss him include: his brother Ted; his sisters: Peggy and Ruth; his children: Robert Max Sevy, Caroline Sevy Embleton (John Embleton), Jan Sevy Crowell (Jeff Crowell), Eric Reed Sevy (Bambi), and William Carl Sevy (Alisha); his 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren–and of course the numerous individuals who called him and his late wife Grandpa and Grandma, who were not related by blood but by love.  
    Max married his sweetie, Loa Smith from Henrieville UT, in Pioche, NV on January 7, 1960. This marriage was solemnized in the Oakland California Temple on October 28, 1972. She preceded him in death on January 4, 2013. 
    He touched the lives of many others through his work in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of his callings within the church include: being a member of the stake Seventies Quorum, a ward mission leader, and a stake High Counselor. He served as counselor to three different bishops and was a bishop himself for eight years. He was also a branch president and temple worker. But of all these, he often said his favorite calling was that of the LDS 12-Step Addiction Recovery Counselor. He said his lifestyle before his activity in the church helped him understand and serve those in the program.  
    In 1993, Max retired as a cadastral surveyor for the Bureau of Land Management in the US Department of Interior. Max started work for the BLM as a seasonal worker, but through hard work, correspondence courses, and self education he became an expert in his field. After retiring and vowing never to go back to work…. he became a ranch hand. Then a garbage man. Then a hotel concierge at Ruby’s Inn. And, eventually, the general manager of the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel. It may surprise you, but Max Sevy was never known for sitting still. Max was also a lifelong fisherman, cribbage player, and devoted Chicago Bears fan.  
    The family would like to thank the staff at Stonehenge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the loving care they gave Max in his last few months.  
    Friends and loved ones are welcome to attend the funeral services for Max on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 12:00 Noon in the Panguitch 2nd Ward Chapel, 178 N 400 E, Panguitch UT, 84759, where visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Following the services, internment will be at Panguitch City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com below Max’s obituary.
    In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in memoriam to the missionary fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which can be found at https://philanthropies.churchofjesuschrist.org/missionary

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