Obituary: GUSTAVESON, GLEN

Published: Friday, July 25 2014 10:19 a.m. MDT

Glen Lewis Gustaveson 1914 ~ 2011

Glen Lewis Gustaveson, was born Glen Levi Self, 7/8/1914, in Teton County, Utah, to Samuel Henry and Charlotte Maria Baker Self. On the death of his mother, Mose and Edna Gustaveson became his adoptive parents. He was preceded in death by his biological parents, two brothers, three sisters, and finally, his adoptive parents . He played the piano and organ for his LDS church, was valedictorian of his high school class, and in 1934, spent four years on a mission to Hawaii. He married Lucille Hutchenson and they returned to Hawaii where he worked at the Maui Bookstore, and on Oahu during World WarII, he worked in the ammunition underground at Redhill and saw Pearl Harbor being bombed. Upon returning to the mainland, he worked for Kennecott. He was secretary of the Elders Quorum in Grandview Second Ward, and did sealing work in the Jordan Temple for five years. He helped organized and was President of the Pin-Busters Bowling League for five years. He retired from Kennecott Copper after 30 years as a high crane operator, and moved backed to Hawaii. He returned, and drove Taxi and worked Security for the City of Salt Lake. After 50 year marriage, he divorced Lucille and moved to Reno where he worked Security until he was 85. He attended Ward Two and later, the Truckee Meadows Ward, as well as Calvary Baptist Church, and was best friends with his home teacher, Kurt Orgille. He is survived by three children: Ronald Glen, Kathleen Leilani,and Laureen Cherylle, as well as 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held at Memorial Mortuary in Murray on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. until noon. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation A for Japan earthquake victims.