|Birth: ||May 31, 1927|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 2011|
Glen Larsen Badger, 83, died at his Bountiful home with family nearby on Tuesday morning, February 15, 2011. He was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Glen was born May 31, 1927 in Heyburn, Idaho, the ninth child of George Ephraim and Eva Jane (Larsen) Badger.
He grew up on the family farm along the Snake River where, after chores were done, he hunted ducks with his dog Bounce, fished, swam and ice skated with brothers and friends. He attended Heyburn schools and excelled in basketball and track - activities he enjoyed the rest of his life.
He went on to Utah State University and in 1949 married his high school sweetheart, Arlene Handy, in the Logan Utah Temple. The couple set up home in Salt Lake City and began a life centered around family and church.
After early work in the refrigeration and heating trades, he turned to sales, ultimately represented automotive equipment lines in Utah, Idaho, and other western states - work he loved and continued until into his 70's. The family moved to Bountiful in 1966.
Glen filled many church callings including Stake Mission, scouting and young men's programs, the Seventies, two bishoprics and ordinance work in the Salt Lake and Bountiful Temples.
He was an avid gardener and central figure in family camping, boating and hunting trips and backyard gatherings. He had a special appreciation for older people, sharing his generous heart and easy laugh with aged ward members and friends, and tending to his brothers.
Glen is survived by his wife Arlene (Handy); children Susan, Janice, Cindy, Kermit (Taunya), Bradley (Christine), and Holly; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother George (Winnie).
Services to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 19, 2011 in the Mueller Park Stake Center, 1800 East Mueller Park Road. A visitation will be held at Lindquist's Bountiful Mortuary, 727 North 400 East, on Friday, February 18, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the services.
Interment: Bountiful Memorial Park.
Published in the Deseret News on February 17, 2011.
George Ephraim Badger (1870 - 1951)
Eva Jane Larsen Badger (1881 - 1965)
Arlene Handy Badger (1930 - 2016)*
Bountiful Memorial Park
Created by: Ryan D. Curtis
Record added: Feb 17, 2011
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