Glendale Mouritsen, beloved husband,

father and "grandpa" to a numerous family, passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, March 20, 2000 of causes incident to age.Glen was a man of firm convictions, deep loyalty, an abiding faith in the gospel, and a profound love for family and truth.

Born Saturday, October 2, 1915 at Bennington, Bear Lake County, Idaho, the only child of Glendale Mouritsen and Nettie Maybell Crane Mouritsen Boulter, Glen was reared in Bennington and Draper, Salt Lake County, attended primary school in Draper, and graduated from Jordan High School in 1933, where he excelled academically and in football. He worked for his uncle Frank Crane, running sheep until the fall of 1935, and then entered Brigham Young University on a football scholarship, but when the program was reduced in the Great Depression, Glen returned to Draper, candled eggs for Draper Poultryman and courted Jean Brockbank of Spanish Fork. While Jean pursued nurses training in Salt Lake, Glen served a mission to California, where he labored as president of the Los Angeles and Reno districts. Returning to Draper, he resumed courting Jean and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple, Friday, January 31, 1941.

Glen and Jean purchased a small farm in Draper and pursued farming and poultry. Glen served in the United States Army, was honorably discharged in August, 1943. Later served as a farm manager in Granger, and in 1950, Glen and Jean purchased a farm in Lewiston, Cache County, where Glen worked at the sugar factory and they operated a small dairy and a butterfat testing business. In 1959, Glen was employed by American Breeders Service and served in Cache Valley and, after the family moved to Salt Lake City, in the Salt Lake area until his retirement in 1978.

An active member of The LDS Church, Glen served as high councilor in the Benson Stake, bishop of the Lewiston 3rd Ward, high priest group leader and teacher in the Kenwood 2nd Ward, and many other capacities. He loved his many home teaching assignments through the years. Glen and Jean also served as missionaries in the Los Angeles Temple Visitor's Center from February 1982 through April 1983. From this heritage, eight children served missions and numerous grandchildren have served and will yet serve.

Glen is survived by his wife, Jean, of 59 years; seven sons and two daughters: Dale Clark (Marta), Sunnyvale, California; Lela Jean (Joseph) Scholes, Ephraim; Robert Glen (GeNee), Kaysville; Paul B (Aileen), Melbourne, Florida; Richard Carl (Kathy), Grantsville; Seth Stewart (Ruth), Bluffdale; Kathleen (Bret) Kilgrow, Flagstaff, Arizona; Jed Lewis (Annette), and John McKell, Salt Lake City; 47 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and three half-sisters: Thelma Thompson, Norma Smith and Beverly Thompson. He is preceded in death by a daughter, Maureen, and granddaughter, Emily.

Friends are invited to call at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, Friday, April 7, between 6 and 8 p.m., and at the Kenwood 2nd Ward Chapel, 3080 South 1765 East (33rd South to 17th East, north to 3080 South, east to Chapel), Saturday, April 8, between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Services: 11 a.m. Interment: 3 p.m. at the Spanish Fork Cemetery.

The family expresses love and thanks to Dr. Johnnie Cook and the IHC home health nurses, who were so very kind and attentive.