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.