Show Low, AZ – Juan Marcos LaClair, 25, began his final journey to the Western Heavens of his ancestors on January 16, 2020. A Member of the Prairie Band Potowatomi Tribe, he was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Tawny LaClair, on August 30, 1994.
In the summer of 2006 Juan came to live with Steve and Kathi McCormick and became a member of the McCormick Family. He attended Blue Ridge Schools and played football for the Jr. High. He had a Brown belt in Taekwondo and was an avid skateboarder.
In 2008 Juan became a volunteer for the Show Low Elks Lodge and he went on to work and volunteer at the lodge for the next 7 years–working in the kitchen, the Bingo Hall and assisting with many of the Elks Lodge functions, including performing as ElRoy the Elk for the Special Needs Dances. He was the winner of several Art Awards in several mediums. Juan loved to cook and enjoyed participating in cooking competitions.
Juan is survived by his parents, Steve and Kathi McCormick; his mother, Tawny LaClair; his brother, Leandro; sister, Violet; and his Aunts, Kiiki Garcia and Fran Damato.
Juan’s Celebration of Life will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Show Low Elks Lodge located at 805 East Whipple, Show Low, Arizona.
- Courtesy of Owens Livingston Mortuary