LaRell David (Pink) Muir

LaRell David (Pink) Muir, 91, passed away peacefully, at his home in Santa Clara, Utah, on February 14, 2021 with his family at his side.

He was preceded in death by his sweetheart of 67 years, Nedra Hyer Muir.  He is survived by his children, Dale (Linda), Barbara (Kerry), Steven (Kim), Marianne (Paul), and Scott (Lynette), 20 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

David was born to wonderful parents, Lawrence Grant and Orrie Calder Muir, in Randolph, Utah on March 17th, 1929.  He cherished his childhood, growing up with his siblings Grant, Wendell, and Shana, and his beloved horses.

David’s life was one filled with devoted service.  He served his country in the armed forces.  He served his community as a career public servant in the Salt Lake Valley, most notably as Mayor of Murray City and State Director of Corporations.  David was a faithful and devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He served in the church with dedication, humility, and love in many capacities, including: Missionary, Bishop, Stake President, and St. George Temple President.

Most cherished above all are his testimony of the risen Lord and His restored church, his eternal companion, and his beloved posterity.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary with viewing from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the Santa Clara City Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to view the memorial service online, please log in  to Type in the event number  48182 and password LDM2021.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah. Friends and family are invited to sign his online guestbook at



9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Second Visitation


11:00 a.m.


Spilsbury Mortuary Chapel
110 S. Bluff
St. George, UT


12:00 p.m.
Santa Clara City Cemetery
3780 Windmill Dr, Santa Clara, UT 84765

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7 Responses

  1. We met David and Nedra Muir in the St. George Temple in October 1998 when he and Doug
    were called by President Hinckley to serve as counselors to President Malcolm Jeppsen for the next three years. We loved the Muirs immediately and they were exemplary temple officials.
    We are happy they are reunited and will continue to serve as they have been all their lives. We
    send love and condolences to their posterity, who they loved unconditionally.

  2. I grew up in Murray, Utah. When I was a third grader at Viewmont Elementary, we had the thrill of having the mayor come and speak to my class. It was probably no big deal for him, but 38 years later, I remember the day like it was last week. It was a big deal for us. A kind man. He will be missed.

  3. Pinky and Nedra were members of my parent’s monthly “Pot Luck” group for many years. Both were beloved to our family and my parents. I’m sure their reunion in heaven was blissful. Sending love to your family. Janice Wiggins Hansen and all the Lorin & Lou Jean Wiggins family.

  4. Best regards to the Muir family. I grew up in the same neighborhood with LaRell, or as we called him, Pinky. We are cousins and spent lots of time playing together, both with a love of horses. I have watched his career with great interest. He one time got me a job with Hilland Dairy which was a big deal at the time. You can all know that there were many people there to hug him as he passed thru the veil!
    Richard (Dick) Brough

  5. We met the Muirs when he was Mayor of Murray and I was on the City Council for South Salt Lake. He was so pleasant to be around, even when there were tough times in local government. When the Murray City Hall was about to be dedicated, we got a personally directed tour by a very proud Mayor. Our sincere sympathy to the family.

    Bonnie and Eldon Farnsworth

  6. Love to your families at this difficult time. What an amazing life story LaRell has left to his kids and grandkids. We are lucky to know and love the Muir family of Draper.

    Larry, Denna, Megan, and Kennedy Schmidt of Draper

  7. President Muir was a gentle, spiritual giant. He loved God, and his daily acts of love and care given to others displayed that love. He was a joy to be associated with during the years that we worked closely with him and Nedra in the temple. Our love is extended to his family who was so devoted to him during this period of his declining health. He is a man who blessed many lives through his kind service to them.

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