S. GLEN WATTS
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S. Glen Watts 1945 ~ 2011 A friend to all, and loved by many, our husband, father, beloved grandpa, brother, cousin and uncle, S. Glen Watts, passed away July 2, 2011 at his home in Sandy, Utah.Glen was born on January 2, 1945 to Norma Dodge Tobler and Lawrence Richard Watts in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Sandra Lee Ash on November 2, 1966 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They raised a beautiful family, always staying close to one another. Glen lived life to its fullest, never slowing down for anything. He grew up in Sandy, Utah and attended Jordan High School. He served as its alumni association president for 15 years. A devoted Beetdigger - a role he loved immensely. His second home was Lake Powell where he spent countless hours on his houseboat with family and friends. Glen served in the Army National Guard and fulfilled an LDS mission to New York, Palmyra. He was an avid participant in the Boy Scout program serving as leader in numerous capacities and earning the Silver Beaver Award. Glen retired from Qwest Communications this January after 43 years of dedicated service. After retiring, he enjoyed attending acting classes and auditioning for roles in local productions. He loved his Swiss Heritage and association with his Tobler Ancestry. He is survived by his wife, Sandy and his eight children: Wendy Butters (Erik), Tamera McCleary (Layne), Steve Watts, Scott Watts (Cindy), Cherish Moser (Dustin), Kimberlee McElreath (Marc), Courtnie Watts and Dustin Watts (Tara). He was the most adoring and playful grandpa to Johvan, Elysha, Raeben , Emery, Brinley, Aubrey, Cameron, Kael, Taylor, Spencer, Hayden, Isaiah, Layla, Kaiya, Brendon, Vanessa, Jayden, Allie, Kara, Jaycee, Toccara, Katrina and Serenity. He is also survived by his siblings, Richard Watts, Joyce Savage and Diana Howlett. Glen will be so greatly missed but so many happy memories will always stay. His big grizzly bear hugs were precious. A viewing will be held Wednesday, July 6th at the Mount Jordan First Ward, 8950 South 400 East, Sandy, UT from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at the same location on Thursday, July 7th at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior. www.goffmortuary.com


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Published in Deseret News on Jul. 3, 2011.
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July 18, 2011
Sandy- We just heard about Glen and wanted to tell you how sorry we are. We've missed spending time with you two and the houseboat group. Glen was always so creative, inventive, full of energy and ethusiasm with any project we was taking on or envisioning. He loved and lived life to the fullest. All our Aloha goes out to you and your family.
Frihoff and Sheri Allen
July 14, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. I know he will be greatly missed by so very many people, but hopefully your knowledge of the hereafter will comfort you greatly.

Love,
Deon
Deon Masker
July 8, 2011
ELI (Explorer Leader Training Course) 1992
"One other thing stirs me when I look back at my youthful days... the fact that so many people gave me something or were something to me without me knowing it. Such people, with whom I never perhaps exchanged a word, yes and other about whom I merely heard things by report, had a decisive influence on me; they entered into my life and became powers within me. Much that I should otherwise not have felt so clearly or done so effectively was felt or done as it was because I stand, as it were, under the sway of these people. Hence I always think that we all live, spiritually, by what others have given us in significant hours of our life... Often, indeed, their significance, comes home to us first as we look back, just as the beauty of piece of music or of a landscape often strikes us first in our recollection of it... If we had before us those who have thus been a blessing to us, and could tell them how it came about they would be amazed to learn what passed over from their life into ours." Albert Schweitzer(1875-1965)
Dean & Linda Bishop
July 7, 2011
Just Heard about Glen we are so sorry to hear his passing our prayers are with you at this time. he was such a fun person when it comes to scouting he was a great support to me. and the boys will miss him and shilo and I hope the family the best.

Cindy Swenson Newton
Cindy Newton
July 6, 2011
Beta's gone fishing. I just found out today and Sandy, having gone through this myself, my heart goes out to you and to the family. How special are the memories of the night at the cafe last fall when Glen, Johnny, Richard and I drug you girls (our spouses) to the restaurant for over three hours of laughter and remembering of all through our early growing up years in good ole Sandy. Our heart goes out to you. Dave and Christine Ostler (Payson, UT)
David Ostler
July 6, 2011
As a Jordan High Alumni, we have appreciated his work for the Alumni association. Our sincere condolences to your family.
Doug Woodbury Class of '65
Lark Rogers Woobury Class of '68
Lark Woodbury
July 6, 2011
To Sandy and Dear Children, Our hearts are broken with the loss of Glen, he inspired us all and always let us know how much he loved us. His example was a strong steeping stone for our family. He loved you all so very much and was so proud of you all and always used you as examples on sunday with his lesson. Sandy he talked about you always and loved you so very much, he always said you was the best thing that ever happened to him and you was his love of his life.yes he was a wonderful man and we all know it, but with you and all the love and support he had from you all it made it easyer. May God Bless you all and know he will always be with you, take a moment each day and fill his presents because he will be there.we will miss him and his wonderful smile and laughter. we are always here for you all.
Rosemary Burke
July 6, 2011
My Heart goes out to the "Watt's Bunch" I love you all more then anything & want you to know how special you are to me! I love you Glen & will miss you so much! Thank you for always being there for me in good times & in the bad, you were my second Dad & my all time hero!
Love always & forever, "Leecha"
Alisha Kvamme
July 6, 2011
It broke my heart when I heard the news of Glen's passing! I'll never forget the first time Tammy invited me to visit Utah and meet her loving family. Glen was an instant friend, full of kindness & love. He shared great stories, made me laugh and had an infectious smile. His love for family & friends was always obvious. He loved life and I loved watching him interact with his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed! To Sandy, Tammy, Wendy, Steve, Scott, Cherish, Kim, Courtnie, Dustin, the grandchildren and the entire extended family, please except my most sincere & deepest condolences during this very difficult time. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Cherish the wonderful memories! Much love, your friend, Linda
Linda Crabtree
July 4, 2011
To Sandy and her Family...

Glen was one of the finest examples of Christian acts of kindness and love to everyone. We just loved him. We are sorry to hear of his passing. We're sure he is already surrounded by loving ancestors and telling his wonderful stories. What a great man!

With fond memories...Ed & Kim Casperson
Kim Casperson
July 4, 2011
We were missionary companions for one week in the mission home in SLC and on the train to New York. He was a good man, a dedicated missionary and hard worker. He had the biggest hands of anyone I ever met. My condolences to all of his family and friends.
Sincerely, David Halladay
David Halladay
July 4, 2011
My heart and prayers are with the whole Watts family. It is hard to lose a great man, but brings peace and joy in knowing he lived greatly and touched so many lives! He will always be remembered with a smile and a kind word, for that is how he lived! May the Lord bless you with comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Wendi Weaver Condie
July 3, 2011
I knew Glen in High School, was friends with my best friend's boyfriend. Glen is also my sister's-in-law, Joyce's brother. I am so sorry for the loss of this great guy...he was one of a kind. He will be greatly missed.
Becki Young
July 3, 2011
I always looked up to Glen, and thought of him as a kind of father figure. He made a big impression on my life. He was a great man, and the world is poorer for losing him.
Phil Edwards
July 3, 2011
I will miss Glen so much! He was a wonderful example of service. He was ALWAYS so positive and happy. He loved his life and family. I pray for your comfort at this time.

With Love, melissa
Melissa Nielsen
July 3, 2011
With much love and thanks .... Your sorrow is our sorrow. Glen gave us many scouting memories (1990 - 1996).
Linda Edwards
July 3, 2011
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF Glens passing.We had succh great fun growing up and going to school together.May God bless you all at this time.
Arlene Heaps/Elliott
July 3, 2011
u will be greatly missed we love u glen you were a great guy always there for anywhen when they needed it i know u r our angel in heaven now looking down on all love the millers
July 3, 2011
I was so heart broken to hear the news, and I honestly didn't believe it at first. He was always so friendly and kind, he will be greatly missed both by the scouts, the beetdiggers, and everyone he has touched. I have very found memories with Glen both in scouting, and camping. He was always a guy you could call day or night and he was always willing to help. He will be greatly missed, and never forgotten. Sandy you all will be in my prayers, may god help you, bless you, and comfort you all during this time.
Love,
Josh
Josh Greenfield
July 3, 2011
He's SCOUTING where there is no pain, love 'ya Glen.
Barry J Johnson :-3)
Barry Johnson
July 3, 2011
we are so saddend to read that Glen has passed on. We have many good memories of him when we lived there. Condolences to you and your family. Gilbert & Nola Peterson.
July 3, 2011
Uncle Glen - you were such a kind man. Thank you for always welcoming my family in your home and giving me so many of my best family memories as a young child. Nothing can erase those....

Lauren (Maher) Stout
Lauren Maher Stout
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