SALT LAKE CITY -- Walt Macey, the founder of Macey's grocery stores passed away Monday at the age of 90. His family says he died of natural causes incident to age.
He founded the Macey's grocery stores in 1947, but it was then called the "Save-A-Nickel-Market". From there it grew into a multi-store chain throughout the Intermountain region.
His professional leadership positions included: President of the Salt Lake Grocers Association, President of the Utah Retail Grocers Association, Chairman of the Board of the National Grocers Association, and Chairman of the Board of NARGUS (National Association of Retail Grocers of the United States).
He was also the recipient of the National Food Industry's "Spirit of America" award and the "City of Hope Humanitarian" award.
Macey was born in Logan. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Lewis. He is survived by three sons, two daughters and wife Anne Brockbank Snow.