-Glen France, 85, long time resident of Taylorsville, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, March 16, 2003 in Murray.
Born April 13, 1917 in Wanship, Utah to William Wallace and Jennie Gibbons France. Graduate of North Summit High School where he was captain of the basketball team. Married his sweetheart Mildred Whittle May 23, 1941. Four-year veteran of World War II, serving 36 months in Europe and Africa. Retired after 34 years with Kennecott Copper Corp. Belonged to United Steel Workers of America. Lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 409, past board member for the Utah Copper Credit Union, member Kennecott Kore/Organization of Retired Employees, member Old Time Athletics Association and the Kennecott Retirees Association. Member of the LDS Church. Glen loved his flower and vegetable gardens. He grew the best tomatoes in the world. Most of all he loved his family. He excelled in being a wonderful Grandpa to his much loved and appreciated grandsons.
Survived by his loving wife, Mildred, of almost 62 years; daughter and son-in-law, ReNae and David Zwahlen, Taylorsville; grandchildren, Randy (Aimee) Zwahlen; Tracy Zwahlen, all of West Jordan; Kim Zwahlen, Midvale; special great-grandchildren, Zachary and Ashtyn; sisters-in-law, Virginia France, Murray; Colleen France, Columbia, South Carolina. Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gene, Bert, Chance and Mead.
Glen was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Kevin Stigge and his staff for their special care of Glen. Also, to the nurses at Cottonwood Hospital 2nd floor for their loving care.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 20, 2003, 11 a.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road where friends and family may call Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday one hour prior to services. Interment, Murray City Cemetery.