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Marce Croft

Obituary for Marce Croft

Marce Croft
A Valiant, hardworking, and kind soul, Marce Val Croft was called home to our loving Heavenly Father on April 21, 2016. Marce V Croft, 73, died at home of a sudden heart attack.

He was born on August 24th 1942 in Provo, UT, to Herbert Joel and Geraldine (White) Croft. 
He grew up in the Orem- Provo area where he helped on his family dairy farm and later on his parent’s mink farm. He graduated from Provo High School and promptly after graduation entered the U.S. Army Reserves where he served 8 years. 

He married Nancy Ann Wagstaff of Highland, UT in the Salt lake Temple on October 1st, 1964. While in the Reserves he worked for Quality Linen and later hired on and retired from Consolidated Freightways. 

Marce enjoyed camping, riding his four- wheeler, reading, and exploring America. He enjoyed reading church history, action novels, and would often read during down times out camping. He particularly liked camping up in the Uinta and La Sal Mountains, and Red Fish Lake. Marce and Nancy took a cross country trip to New York and visited Niagara Falls on their 48th wedding anniversary, and loved visiting Branson, MO. They recently celebrated their 50th anniversary by going on a cruise to Alaska, which was one of his dreams. 

He had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and recently enjoyed working in the Draper Temple. He was ordained a High Priest and served in the Quorum of the Seventy. He took great delight in serving his family and friends. He was the rock we all depended on. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; Herbert Joel and Geraldine (White) Croft, and youngest sister Ellen Tolman. 

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Ann Wagstaff Croft, 5 children and 14 grandchildren: (Marianne) and Chris Herndon, (Bonnie) and Robert Cannon, (Matthew) and Kelly Croft, (Andrea) and Kelly Leatherbury, (Jennilyn) and Joshua Nypower. Grandchildren: Alex, Nichole, and Melanie Jensen, Shayla and Savanna Herndon; Casey and Jordan Cannon; Kolbe Croft; Sierra, Dillon, and Lindsey VanOrman, James Leatherbury; Jesse Hancock, Justin Nypower. Sisters: Sandra VanVliet, and Irene Larson. 

Funeral services will be Wednesday April 27th 2016
Location: 1050 E. 10600 S. Sandy, UT 94094 (Stake Center)
Time: 11:00 AM, viewing 9:30-10:30
Graveside Services: Crescent Cemetery  
Location: 11105 S State Street, Sandy, Utah

Friends and family welcome to come back to the (stake center) for a luncheon. Following the burial.

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04/26/16 08:30 AM #1    

Robert Y Valentine

Marce was a wonderful friend in high school.  Our sincere condolences to Nancy and his family.  Bob Valentine

04/27/16 09:38 AM #2    

John L. Johansen

Marce and I, Chuck Morgan, Don Adamson were very close since high school and through our time in the Army Reserve. For a while Marce and I lived in the same ward here in Orem. Loved being their friends.

05/15/16 09:09 PM #3    

Gerald (Jerry) Jacobson

I remember very well meeting Marce when he was fresh out of Franklin Elementary and I was just out of Maeser. His family had a mink farm next to the dairy farm of one of my uncles friends, Virl Scott. I was sitting on my uncle's tractor (which I loved to drive) waiting for uncle to return from a field visit. Marce walked over and introduced himself and we talked for a while before he went back to feeding mink. I would often see him  after that.



05/16/16 11:40 PM #4    

Fred H. Orme

I talked to Marce several times as I was in the afternoon shift that relieved his shift at the Draper Temple Bapistery. In fact the day he passed I visited with him as he left to go home. 


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