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Obituary: ROBINSON, GLENN

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 8:37 a.m. MDT

Glenn M. Robinson 12/4/1914 ~ 6/8/2011

Our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away June 8, 2011 at the age of 96. Loved, admired, and respected by all who knew him, he will be greatly missed. Born December 4,1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Alvin Hyrum and Eula Gertrude Morgan. Married Jane Elizabeth Shurtleff on April 21, 1939 and enjoyed 47 wonderful years together before she passed away in May, 1986. Later married to Betty Lou Austin, to whom he was a devoted and caring companion for 24 years. They enjoyed traveling, golfing and performing German extraction work for the LDS church for 15 years. Glenn graduated from Granite High School in 1932 and attended the University of Utah before serving an LDS mission to New Zealand. He loved the beautiful country and the wonderful Maori people. After his mission, he served in the US Army, 20th Air Force in the Western Pacific Iwo Jima, in World War II. Glenn joined Zions First National Bank in October 1950 and graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington and held various positions throughout his career. He worked for Zions Bank for 36 years and retired as a Senior Vice President in Marketing and Branch Administration. He was an active member of the LDS church and faithfully served in many capacities. He taught the gospel to anyone who would listen. He was active in community affairs, serving on the Board of Directors at Cottonwood Mall Merchants Assoc., Board of Director and Treasurer at SL County Assoc. of Retarded Children, Board of Directors at Utah Bankers Association, Advisory Board at Utah Girls Village, Treasurer at Salt Lake City Exchange Club, former member of the Ambassador Club and Fort Douglas Social Club. Glenn loved people, but his family was his greatest treasure as he was theirs. He was highly respected in the business community for being honest and a man of his word. He loved to golf, walk, and garden for exercise. His passion was reading Louis L'amour and anything history-related were his favorites. He loved listening to the big bands from his childhood and recounting stories from his youth. Preceded in death by his wife Jane Elizabeth, parents, brothers Leroy Calvin and Dale Alvin Robinson. Survived by his wife Betty, daughter Cheryl Godfrey, granddaughter Shauna Muztafago Also survived by step-children Yvonne McMillan, Sylvia McMillan, Jerry McMillan, Lori Bawden, and Tammy (Rich) Simpson, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family gives special thanks and appreciation to St. Marks Hospital, Highland Care Center and One Care Home Health and Hospice who lovingly cared for Glenn. Honoring Glenn's wishes there will not be a funeral service, however there will be a viewing for friends and loved ones at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Mortuary 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake, Monday June 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday June 14 from 10 to 11 a.m. Graveside services to follow. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your preferred charity.