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Obituary: GLADE, JAMES

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 17 2014 5:39 p.m. MDT

James Vernon Glade Jr."The Candy Man"Salt Lake City, Utah James Vernon Glade. 91, slipped into the eternities March 2, 2012 in Montpelier, Idaho where he and his companion of 69 years had travelled to spend time with their beloved only daughter and her nurturing family. The feisty 91 year old succumbed to causes incident to age and wear and tear.Vernon was born to James Vernon and Bessie Cushing Glade November 26, 1920 in Salt Lake City. He is one of eight children. He is survived by his brother, Dale and sister, Jackie (Alan) Jacobsen. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Louise, Ruby, Virginia, and June, and by his brother Gordon "Bud". He was also preceded in death by a great grandson, Maxwell Chase Matthews.Vernon was a Granite High Farmer and also attended the University of Utah. He married Beverly Cleone Butterworth in the Salt Lake Temple on July 8, 1942. He spent their first three years of marriage living out a paradox of a master sergeant in the Army assigned as 1st Mate on a supply boat plying the Aleutian Theatre. He met his daughter when she was three years old. Vernon labored heroically in the business started by his father, Glade Candy Company, and developed not only legendary patience and kindness, but also an unsurpassed skill as a confectioner.Vernon was a lifelong resident of East Mill Creek and a high priest in the East Mill Creek Stake and he held many other callings. He was involved with the Western Boys baseball program, and teaching the young boy's gymnastics program. He and his wife served a mission for five years in the LDS church Welfare Square Employment Center.Vernon's obsessions included plaid vests, Chet Atkins, bowling, golf, German Shepherds, high bars, tops, light houses, fast cars, Jim and Elliot, peanut clusters and toffee. A lifelong member of the American Legion, Vernon served as commander of Holladay Post #71 and maintained his relationship with the former soldiers with a fierce loyalty.Vernon is survived by his wife, Beverly, their four children, Pamela (Anthony) Wuthrich, Scott (Claire), Dennis (Denise), and Jeffrey (Rachel). His legacy includes 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Muzzer and Papa's home was open to all and sundry, Vernon relished his role as grandfather.Funeral services will be held at the East Mill Creek 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, 3750 S. Hillside Lane on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 12:00 Noon. Friends may call prior to services from 10:00 to 11:45 A.M. Interment will be in the Elysian Gardens Cemetery on 1075 E 4580, Salt Lake City, UT.