GARLAND – Glenn Erickson Manning, 87, passed away August 12, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Dec. 18, 1924, on the family farm in Garland, Utah, a son of Leroy Wilcox and Vida Erickson Manning.
Glenn learned much of the farming business from his father and grandfather. He graduated from Bear River High School and attended Utah State University. He served his country in WWII in the US Navy. He participated in the opening of the first LDS mission in Uruguay. Upon his return, he met and began courting Thelma Ruth Thompson. They were married April 18, 1951, in the Logan LDS Temple.
Glenn was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including bishop and temple ordinance worker.
Together with Thelma, he served a mission to the Chile Santiago Temple and in the local Spanish branch.
He was a loving husband and raised a faithful family. He worked hard to be successful as a farmer, loved the Constitution and the Book of Mormon. He was an accomplished archer and marksman and held a private aircraft certificate.
Dad had a kind and generous heart, a man truly without guile and he loved a good story.
Surviving are his sweetheart Thelma, children: Frederic (Susan) Manning, Gary (Yvonne) Manning, Evelyn (Kelly) Waldron, Cheri (Jerry) Roberts, Alan (Karen) Manning, Tina (Jeff) Welter, Roy (Jennifer) Manning, 31 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Also siblings: Melvin (Ellen Mae) Manning, Ethel (Clair-deceased) Firth, David (Marjorie- deceased) (Hazel) Manning, Marie (Ronald) Firth, Earl (Kae) Manning, Dorothy (Larry) Pierce.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Holly Manning.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m., at the Garland Tabernacle, 140 West Factory, Garland, with Bishop Gary Manning officiating.
Friends may call Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Tabernacle.
Interment will be in the Garland Cemetery.
Services under the direction of Myers Mortuary in Brigham City.
Special thanks to Intermountain Hospice, especially Mavis, Camille and Lance.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com
James M. Malone
In the early morning hours of Aug. 7, 2012, Grandpa left to be with Grandma, who he has missed every day for the last five years. I’m sure after they say hello to those who went before them, they will go fishing together again.
Grandpa was born James Murry Malone on Jan. 27, 1923, one of 10 children, in Holmes County, Miss., to Thomas Boyd and Eula Lee Malone.
When Grandpa was 17, he joined the CCC Camp where he learned the art of cooking. The CCC Camp brought him to Utah where he met my grandma, Norma Fay Pierce.
They married Sept. 5, 1944. Together they had three children, Lee, Robert and Patrick.
Grandpa had been a chef at the Newhouse Hotel and cooked for the Ambassador Club and Willow Creek Country Club, he retired from the University of Utah Baliff Hall.
Grandpa and Grandma lived in Salt Lake City for many, many years before finding their “home” in Garland, Utah. Grandpa loved hunting, fishing and tying flies.
He took pride in his garden and taking care of “Momma’s” flowers. He also enjoyed making toys and furniture for his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.
Grandpa is survived by his children, Lee Hass, son-in-law Pete, Robert, daughter-in-law Michelle, and Patrick. His grandchildren, Tammi, Jeff (Jamie), Bryan (Clara), Dustin (Martha), Mandy, Jacob, Nina and great grandchildren Ashlee, Jaden, Mykell, Dakota, Connor, Josh, Cassie, Sylvia and Irwin. Sister Ruth Luby, brothers Gerald “Red,” Floyd and T.B. Malone.
The family would like to thank Ron Jeppesen for all he did to help make Grandpa’s life a little easier after Grandma passed away, and Susie, his neighbor, who would bring him special dinners. Kathleen at Kent’s Market, you held a special place in his heart; the waitresses at Denny’s who always knew exactly what he wanted and the staff at Bear River Valley Hospital. You are all the kindest and most compassionate professionals we have ever encountered.
Grandpa bravely donated his eyes to the University of Utah to aid in finding a cure for Macular Degeneration.
There will be a private family memorial held in honor of both Grandma and Grandpa at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family at Aarons mortuary.com