Wanda Jean McGary Obituary – West Haven, UT (1944-2024)

West HavenWanda Jean McGary (Brechbiel), age 79, of West Haven, Utah passed away suddenly on Monday, April 29, 2024, in the comfort of her own home. Born September 15, 1944 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Harvey F. Brechbiel Jr. and Beulah Ruth Brechbiel (Tolbert). Wanda graduated from Fairfax High School (Virginia) in 1961. to graduate from Brigham Young University in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. While studying at BYU, she met the love of her life, Alvin McGary. Wanda and Al were married on June 5, 1964, in the LDS Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, sealed for time and all eternity. They raised their family in Utah, lived in Virginia for several years and then moved to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. Wanda, Al and their family moved to Leominster Massachusetts. They lived in Massachusetts for 42 years. Wanda was an elementary school teacher in the Shrewsbury MA Public School System for many years and then worked for several years in customer service at the Searstown Mall in Leominster, MA. Wanda and Al are devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wanda enjoyed being a temple worker at the LDS Temple in Boston, MA and working with Al as service missionaries for the Bishop’s Storehouse in Worcester, MA. After retiring, Wanda and Al returned to their Utah roots and settled in West Haven, Utah. Wanda was an avid Red Sox fan and never missed a game, whether it was on TV or at Fenway Park. In her retirement years, Wanda and Alvin enjoyed traveling the world, exploring Alaska, Aruba, the Panama Canal and Hawaii. Wanda is survived by her husband Alvin McGary, her three children, Deborah Gouveia and her husband Keith of Wakefield Massachusetts, Lisa Egbert and her husband. Robert from Clinton Utah, and Craig McGary and his wife Jennifer from Beverly Massachusetts. Wanda was a loving grandmother to her ten grandchildren (Andrew, Austin, Katelyn, Morgan, Anthony, Garrett, Kira, Eric, (Alexa and Molly) and was very proud of her two great-grandchildren. (Nick and Tristen) Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 S. 2000 W., Syracuse, Utah. Family and friends may visit Friday, May 10, 2024 from 6:00 PM and Saturday from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM the mortuary. Interment-West Haven Utah Cemetery. Services will be streamed live and viewed by visiting www.lindquistmortuary.com and scrolling to the bottom of Wanda’s obituary.