Obituary: Wayne Mack Dow, Longtime Tooele City Fire Department Firefighter, Chief

  • Source: Salt Lake Tribune
  • Published: 02/13/2020 12:05 AM

After living a life full of love, laughter, compassion and kindness, Wayne Mack Dow died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. Wayne was born on February 24, 1940 in Murray, Utah to Walter "Mack" Dow and Alta Elizabeth "Betty" Dow. Wayne graduated from Tooele High School in 1958. He married his grade-school sweetheart Carolyn Tate Dow and after 63 years they remained happily married until his death. His careers included working for Sperry-Univac, as an electronic technician, which provided him with opportunities to work and travel to several locations throughout the United States and the World. Wayne then made a major career change and after months of training, became a paramedic with the Tooele Army Depot. For more than 50 years, he was a volunteer firefighter with the Tooele City Fire Department where he served several positions including Fire Chief. He was also a past President of the Utah State Firefighters' Association.


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