OBITUARY

Audrey Jean McKay-Moghimi

August 22, 1950December 3, 2018
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Audrey Jean McKay-Moghimi, age 68, having finished her mission in life returned to her Heavenly Father on Dec 3, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. while surrounded by family in Midvale, Utah.

Audrey was born in Sacramento, California on August 22, 1950 to John P. McKay and Virginia McKay. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A wonderful singer and passionate for the Gospel of Christ, she lived her life with open arms and a helping hand.

Although passing on at the early age of 68, her life journey, though hard at times was always colorful, rich in tears but also joy, and in her closing years, finally received her endowments in the Salt Lake City Temple of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by seven children, DeNeil, Darin, Devin, Dalayna, Debaree, Deland and Desarae. Father John P. McKay. Siblings John David, Glenn, Leland, Debbie, Christine and Alana. 19 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren who will dearly miss her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Virginia; sister, Shelly Rae; and son, Donovan.

We love you forever, and will rejoice in the day we can see your smiling face again. Until then, rest in peace.

Services will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at the LDS Decker Lake Ward, 2101 West 3100 South, West Valley City, Utah 84119. The viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Interment will be at Valley View Memorial Park, 4335 West 4100 South, West Valley City, Utah 84120.

  • FAMILY

  • John P. McKay, Father
  • Virginia McKay, Mother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Darin Espinoza
  • Devin Espinoza
  • Deland Moghimi
  • Robert Greene Jr.
  • Gabriel Arredondo
  • Wesley Guice
  • Tavaras Pearson
  • Glenn McKay
  • Leland McKay
  • John P. McKay, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John David McKay, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Donovan Herndon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brian Espinoza, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Nolan Espinoza, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Benjamin Espinoza, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joseph Moghimi, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Oliver Moghimi, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Micah Pearson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Enzo Espinoza, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Viewing Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, December 11, 2018
REMEMBERING

Audrey Jean McKay-Moghimi

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Leland McKay

December 11, 2018

I have two memories to share:

1. Audrey loved the Beatles, especially Ringo Starr. She attended their concert at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA. Ringo was placing jellybeans on his drums, which sent them flying in every direction as he drummed away. Somehow Audrey got one of these coveted beans and brought it home as if it was the Holy Grail. She secretly placed her sacred treasure in her bedroom dresser where I, as a little boy, found it and promptly ate it! I’m sure Ringo would appreciate that his jellybean fulfilled the measure of its creation.

2. I had the privilege of attending Audrey’s re-baptism. Glenn was to confirm her but forgot to bring his temple recommend, which her bishop appropriately required. Not surprisingly, Audrey pressured the bishop to overlook it, which he did not. After an awkward moment, I said that I had my temple recommend on me, which the bishop accepted. Audrey consented to have me confirm her instead of Glenn. As I placed my hands on her head, I felt the spirit whisper that I was the one to have performed the ordinance after all, and felt inspired to give her the blessing the Lord wanted for her.

I shared this experience with Audrey the Saturday before she passed away.
I purposely did NOT bring up the jelly bean!!

Leland McKay

December 11, 2018

I have two...

1. The Beatles performed a concert at the San Francisco Cow Palace. My sisters' favorite, Ringo Starr, was putting jelly beans on his drums, which sent them flying as he drummed away. Somehow Audrey secured one of these coveted jelly beans and brought it home as if it was the holy grail. She kept the sacred bean in her top shelf where I, as a little boy, found it and promptly ate it! I'm sure Ringo would appreciate that his jelly bean fulfilled the measure of its creation.

2. I had the privilege of attending Audrey's re-baptism. Glenn was to confirm her a member, but forgot to bring his temple recommend, which her bishop appropriately required. Audrey of course, told the bishop he could overlook it, but he wouldn't. It was a little awkward for a moment until I spoke up and said that I had my temple recommend on me. The bishop said that would work and Audrey consented to have me do it instead of Glenn. As I put my hands on her head, the spirit whispered to me that I was the one who was to confirm her all along. I confirmed her a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and bestowed the gift of the Holy Ghost. I then gave her a blessing, which I felt inspired to give. It was a great honor and blessing.

I shared this experience with Audrey the Saturday before she passed away.
I purposely did NOT bring up Ringo's jelly bean!!

Deborah McKay Hudler

December 10, 2018

I have hazy memory but I remember the time when we were teenagers and Audrey said we could get backstage at a Paul Revere and the Raiders concert if we brought cookies. We baked all day and took our cookies to the back door of the concert. Did they take the cookies? YES did we get into the concert ? Nooooo.

JD McKay

December 10, 2018

Audrey was my favorite opponent as we siblings grew. I can’t help but focus my thoughts on a 1962 Rambler station wagon. This was the family car until Pop got his company autos, then it became Mom’s car. As we became teenagers and of driving age it was the opportunity for freedom.
On more than one occasion Audrey and I would battle for permission to use the old Rambler. Mom had a system of first come first serve, so, if I had permission to use the car from 3pm to 6pm then I was the only one that could use the car during those hours.
My dear sister had the “I’m older than you system” and so often enough she would wait until 2:55pm and grab the keys darting for the driveway. The race was on!
I ran down the stairs and out the front door close on her heels. She was giggling and taunting, really enjoying her victory. Into the car, doors locked, she relished putting in the key and starting the engine as I was left outside frustrated beyond measure. Then she would put the column shifter into reverse, slowly releasing the clutch and with a hugh smile on her face, simply back out and wave goodbye.
She did this more than once and so I decided on a stratagem to put an end to her rubbing my nose in it and the next time would be very different.
A couple days went by and I heard my big sister rattling the keys as she raced to the driveway, but this time I wasn’t racing after her. She got in the car and honked the horn a couple times and I made my appearance at the front door. The big superior smile again was in full glory as she made sure I saw her lock the driver’s door and dangle the keys at me through the windshield.
I walked slowly to the front of the car and her curiosity got the best of her and she stopped to watch me. I leaned on the hood with one hand and with the other I opened the hood latch lifting in one swift movement. She was surprised to say the least as I reached in and pulled off the distributor/coil wire. Stalemate!
I love her. We grew up together....

Alana McKay-Sweat

December 8, 2018

I had the honor of going thru the temple with Audrey to take her own endowments out. Of course she would have rather gone with our Mother, which I would have rather as well, but she had passed away 3 years before.
It took almost two years - but Audrey loved church and learning and attending her Temple Classes. She read all sorts of books about temples. She asked all sorts of questions.
Don’t even think about calling her at 11:00 am as this is when she watched BYU Conference Talks Monday - Friday.
She was anxious as the day soon arrived. She was in awe of everything going on around her. She was so happy and wished all her kids could be there and her Mother. She tried constantly to keep all the covenants she had made - and I could see the resolute in her eyes.
I am very proud of her - she finally did what she tried to accomplish for so long...Go to the temple!
She was fed completely to attain her goal as going thru the Temple.

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