E. Steele McIntyre, 87, of Eureka, Utah, passed away in his home peacefully of natural causes on Friday, September 29, 2006. He was born January 28, 1919 in Mammoth, Utah to Earl and Maude McIntyre. He married Laura
Swensen on April 27, 1943 in Reno, Nevada.
Steele grew up in Mammoth and attended school in Mammoth and Eureka. He graduated from Tintic High School in 1937. He enrolled in the New Mexico School of Mines in Socorro, New Mexico the same year and
graduated in 1941 with a degree in Mining Engineering. He served as an officer in the US Navy during WWII and served with the Pacific fleet participating in the battles in the Aleutian and the Solomon Islands. After the war he moved with his wife and two-year old son, Earl, to Pioche, Nevada where he worked for Combined Metals until 1953 when he and his family moved back to Mammoth. Three more children were born while in Pioche,
Samuel and Suzanne (twins) and Pamela.
He was the Chief Engineer for Centennial Development in Eureka until 1967, when he changed jobs to take over the management of the Samuel McIntyre Investment Company, which included mining and ranching properties in
the Tintic area. He served as the Juab County Commissioner and was later appointed by Governor Matheson and reappointed by Governor Bangerter to serve on the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining where he served for 15
years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge for many years.
He is survived by his son Earl (Caren), Wichita, Kansas, son Samuel (Peggy), Heber, daughter Pamela (Doug) Latimer, Wellsville; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Olsen, Frostburg, Maryland, first cousin, Daniel Boone, and loyal friends, Aralda Jones, Geff Pollock and Greg Williams. He was preceded in death by his wife Laura and daughter Suzanne.
The family would like to express appreciation to all the good friends who gave encouragement and befriended Steele especially during the last few years since the passing of his companion.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday October 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the BPOE Elks Lodge, 1000 South University Ave, Provo, Utah where friends may call one hour prior to services. Graveside services with military rites will be at the Eureka City Cemetery at 3:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Tintic Historical Society, PO Box 218, Eureka, Utah 84628.