Oct. 30, 1920 Salt Lake City Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Nov. 6, 2008 Draper Salt Lake County Utah, USA
Glen E. Cracroft was born October 30, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Edwin Deppe Cracroft and Verda Mae Allsop. He passed away on November 6, 2008 at his home in Draper, Utah at the age of 88 years.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of his life, and he had a strong testimony of the Gospel. His membership in the Church was precious to him, and he delighted to serve in any and all opportunities offered to him. Glen served a mission for the LDS Church in what was then known as the Southern States Mission. Most of his time was spent in the state of Florida.
At home in Salt Lake City, he served over time as a counselor in four bishoprics. He served two separate appointments as High Priests Group Leader. He also served in the auxiliaries of the church, not only as an instructor, but also as President of the Sunday School and President of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association. He was set apart as a member of the Stake 70's Quorum and served as a counselor in the presidency of that group. He was then appointed to the presidency of the Temple View Stake Mission.
After his move to Draper in 1972, he served as called to various positions; then received a call to be an ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple. He loved temple work and looked forward to his work each week. He served for about ten years in this position, and then was released because of health concerns.
Glen and Joy Fitt Cracroft were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on June 14, 1946. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in June 2008. Theirs was a happy and fulfilling marriage, and they welcomed four children into their home. Stephen Glen, Joy Ellen, Michael John, and David Clair. Stephen married Jill Kniffing, Joy Ellen married Richard Mason, Michael married Debi Bywater and David married Jazan Vawdry.
Glen is survived by his wife and children and their spouses, plus ten wonderful grandchildren, Charron, Lindsey, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Mallory, Richard, Adam, Michael, and Jase. They now have two great-grandchildren who are a delight to them also. Verda Allsop died when Glen was seventeen years old, and his father then married a wonderful woman, Edythe Dazley, who became a stepmother to Glen and his sister, Donna. Thereafter three more wonderful children were born into the family group, Lorraine, Paul, and Kathleen. Edythe melded the family beautifully and was especially loved by the children and the grandchildren. Sisters Donna and Lorraine have passed away also, and still living are Paul and Kathleen and their families.
Funeral Services will be held in the Corner Canyon 4th Ward Chapel, 13366 South 1300 East on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 1 p.m. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home, 12600 South 2200 West. Also there will be the opportunity to visit with the family members one hour prior at the Church. Interment: Sandy City Cemetery. Published in the Deseret News from 11/9/2008 - 11/10/2008.