Glen Dale Jorgenson, 91, passed away on Dec. 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 17, 1925, in Ephraim, Utah, to Enoch and Elvira Nielsen Jorgenson and was the fifth of seven children.
After graduating from Ephraim High School, he joined the US Army where he served as a staff sergeant during World War II in the Black Panther Division of the 66th Infantry. When he returned home, he married Ruth Marie Hermansen in the Manti Temple on Sept. 19, 1947. They are the parents of six children.
He attended Snow College, the University of Utah, and graduated in dentistry from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He worked as a dentist for 52 years and retired at the age of 78. His patients were some of his best friends, and he took pride in doing the best work he could for them.
He loved his family and taught them how to work hard and to be dependable and honest. He enjoyed riding and caring for his horses, fishing, farming, gardening, planting and grafting apple trees, flying airplanes, being in the mountains and taking trips with his family. In his later years, he loved to sing.
He was a faithful and devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a home teacher, bishop, high councilman and in many other callings. He was a man of integrity, always wanting to do what was right.
He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers and sisters, two grandsons and three great-granddaughters.
He is survived by his children Jane (Fred) Carpenter of Parowan, Utah, Byron (Marie) Jorgenson of Sandy, Utah, Franklin (Patricia) Jorgenson of Bountiful, Utah, Nancy (David) Taylor of Lehi, Utah, Tyson Behunin of Bountiful, Utah, Brent Jorgenson of Murray, Utah, 21 grandchildren and 47great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lehi 4th Ward building, 851 North 1200 East, Lehi, with a viewing prior to the service from 9 to 10:15 a.m. A graveside service will be held at the Ephraim City Cemetery in Ephraim, Utah, at 3 p.m.
Funeral Directors: Utah Valley Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.uvfuneral.com.