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Earl Harvey McGuire

October 17, 1918June 25, 2019

Earl Harvey McGuire, joyfully left this earth to join his Savior Jesus Christ and the love of his life, Nellie Glover McGuire on June 25, 2019. Earl is survived by his daughter Patricia Forrister, grandchildren Carrie Beale (Barry), James Lewis Carmichael, Jason Earl Carmichael, (Valerie), Kurt and Lisa Forrister, Travis and Kerri Forrister, Kelly Landry (Lance), J.R. Adams (Aimee Sunseri and numerous great and great great grandchildren.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents Lewis Elijah McGuire and Grace Rose Bevins, his wife of 64 years Nellie Glover, granddaughter Cathy Jo Christenson, great granddaughter Corrine Carmichael, brothers Claude, Ernest, and Grant, Sisters Virginia Ogden, and Dolly Mae Welsh.

Earl was born October 17, 1918 in Denver Colorado to Lewis Elijah McGuire and Grace Rose Bevins. He served in the U.S. Army January 13 1944 to March 13, 1946. Earl returned to his family and used the GI Bill to begin college. He graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1955. He moved to Redding, California in 1957 and began his practice as a chiropractor while working nights as a baker. He retired after almost 40 years as a chiropractor and moved back to Idaho where he and Nellie had family.

Earl was a socially active man who was deeply involved in community service. He was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he worked with the Boy Scouts both in Anderson, California and Jerome, Idaho. He took the boys on many snowmobile and snow camping trips and 50 mile hikes to earn badges they would need to be Eagle Scouts. Over the years he also earned awards including the Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service with Youth and the Order of the Arrow. Earl was also very active in the Kiwanis International, a service group focused on children and youth. This involved starting a Key Club, working with high school students, developing qualities of leadership and community service and starting a K Kids Read and Lead Around the World groups that develops reading, leadership and community service opportunities for children around the world. Earl was president of the Metropolitan Kiwanis Club of Redding, California in 1965 and 1991. He also served as Lieutenant Governor for the California, Nevada and Hawaii area from 1969 to 1970.

As Earl was leaving high school at the beginning of his junior year he promised his coach he would sometime come back and finish. The coach said “that if Earl says he will do something he will keep that promise or his word.” That statement influenced Earls entire life as he tried to always keep his word and was scrupulously honest his entire life. Earl led a life of service to faith, family and community. He strove to maintain a positive attitude at all times, a willingness to serve those around him especially children, youth and the elderly in need. He was a most awesome son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend.


  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Church Memorial Service Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Earl Harvey McGuire

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Hilary Gorrie

July 21, 2019

My husband Don and I were honored to attend Earl's 100th birthday party. What an amazing, special man! He was so loved by so many... and Patty, we are thinking of you and your beautiful family! Hoping you're okay. xxxooo from the Gorries ❤💔

Annette Summers

July 12, 2019

We are grateful to know brother McGuire. He was in our Ward for several years and was a delightful, kind man. I remember being at a fundraiser he was working in the kitchen. My husband was doing the music. I asked Earl if he wanted to come dance for a minute. He smiled and came and danced. After he said oh it was delightful to have a 16 year old girl ask me to dance. I think I was 40 at the time.
He always was helpful and know kind. He was always complimentaryof Nellie.
He could be heard to say he met Nellie and never looked at another girl. She was the one for her m
.I know his tribute says most of this. But , wanted to share . I know he helped in scouring when my boys were in the program.
My husband and I were so blessed to know Earl. He truly was man of integrity. With the sweetest disposition.. may all of you his family feel th blessing of peace . What a great legacy.
Much love to you his family.
Annette and Lamont Summers( Jerome idaho.)

Tifani Tripp

July 5, 2019

My Grandpa was an incredible man. I will forever cherish our lunch dates, it was such a special time that I got to spend with just him. He will be greatly missed by everyone.