Glen McFarland


Glen McFarland, 78, passed away July 23, 2004 at McKay-Dee Hospital.

He was born July 3, 1926 in Ogden, the son of Glen and Florence Stanger McFarland. After graduation from high school, he went in the Army. While he was there he became a paratrooper. He married Lila Beverly Perry on January 9, 1946 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

He has held many positions in the church, Scout Master, Mutual President, High Council, Bishop and Stake President and Patriarch. He was a Justice of the Peace in Marriott-Slaterville.

Glen�(TM)s greatest three loves were his wife, his family, and a good pickup truck or shiny new car. He and Leon Carnahan started “Glen and Leon�(TM)s” Used Cars. People would come from all the surrounding states to buy from them because they knew they would be treated with dignity and fairness.

But, let there be no doubt, his first and greatest love was Lila. In the last few weeks, I found him on his knees many times, praying not for his own health, but pleading for her health to get better, so that they could be together once again.

Dad was no Clark Gabel, but he treated mother like royalty for as long as his worn, broken down body, his bad hip and overworked heart would permit him to, never ever giving up the fight. His last words to me were, “check on mom, will you.”

Surviving are his wife; five sons and one daughter, Dave G. (Carol P.) McFarland, Roy, UT; Douglas D. (Maren P.) McFarland, Farr West, UT; Randy L. (Vickie) McFarland, Plain City; Sherrie M. (John L.) Watson, currently serving a mission in Spain; Ron D. McFarland, Clearfield; Rick D. McFarland, Roy; 15 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Carol (Earl) Lee, and Luceile Prince.

He was preceded in death by a sister, one grandson, Mason Adam McFarland.

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