September 23, 1931 - June 27, 2021
Funeral Home Russon Mortuary Farmington
Glen Gerald Taylor, a gentleman of immeasurable worth, died on Sunday, June 27, 2021. He was born to Glen William Taylor and Alice Matilda Naylor on September 23, 1931, in Ogden, Utah. Glen grew up with his two younger siblings, Larry Jay and Terry Joyce. Glen was active in high school sports, especially the game of football, which he has loved all his life. He excelled in academics and was student body president of his class. Glen graduated from the University of Utah in Chemical Engineering. He married Lola Mae Argyle on June 5, 1953, in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they moved to California where he worked at Shell Chemical. Within two weeks he was drafted into the United States Army and was assigned duties in Alabama where he served his country for two years during the Korean War.
Glen worked as an engineer in California and Utah. As a young father of then seven children, Glen returned to earn his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Glen was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in many positions including Bishop, Stake High Council, Stake Young Men’s President, and Teacher. He served as Bountiful Handcart Days chairman for two years. Under the direction of the Stake President, he organized the Special Needs Mutual Program for the South Davis County area. In all things, he was the first to volunteer and the last to accept recognition for his service.
Glen and Lola Mae had eleven children. Glen was always supportive of education for his children, encouraging them to plan for the future. He set up a savings account to be used to pay half of their expenses in college. He was the smartest man we knew and was always good to support and help with homework.
Glen always loved sports and was the coach of many little league baseball teams for his sons for over ten years. He encouraged his children to make good plans, have confidence in themselves, and work hard to accomplish their goals. He was always available to listen.
Glen’s favorite food was chocolate, and how he managed to hide his secret supply of chocolate in a house with so many children will forever remain a mystery.
Glen was thoughtful and thorough in all that he did. He lived the principles of honesty and integrity. His sister-in-law once said that he was the kindest man she had ever met, and we agree. He loved to tell jokes and was friendly and interested in everyone.
Glen and Lola Mae served four missions for the Church to Toronto, Canada, Johanessburg, South Africa, Manila, Philippines, and London, England. He also served as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful Temple for many years.
Glen Gerald Taylor is survived by his wife, Lola Mae, his children, Sylvia (Peter) Grush, Ellen (Wayne) Jeppson, Carol (Bob) Winter, Gary (Beth) Taylor, Paul (Deanna) Taylor, Peggy (Rock) Carter, Ruth Wells, Linda (Craig) Smoot, Kevin (Jodee) Taylor, Jean (Craig) Andrew, and Emily (Bret) Henderson, his brother, Larry Jay Taylor, and his beloved legacy including fifty-three grandchildren, one hundred and seven great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Terry Joyce Taylor, and two grandsons, David Taylor and Tyler Stone Wells.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 1941 North Main Street, Farmington, Utah, and on Friday, July 2, 2021, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the Jensen Park Ward Building, 3024 South 1200 West, Syracuse, Utah with funeral services to follow at 11:00. Interment will follow at the Bountiful City Cemetery.
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