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Blair L. Gleed

December 3, 1937 — March 25, 2024

Blair L. Gleed, 86, surrounded by his family, was called home to a loving Heavenly Father on March 25, 2024, due to natural causes of Alzheimer’s. He was born December 3, 1937, in Malad City, Idaho, son of Julius Guy and Nellie Fredora Sasser Gleed. 

 

Blair lived his younger years in Malad City, Idaho with his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He married Diane Hartley on March 18, 1960, in the Logan Utah Temple. Together they welcomed six children: Kevin (Chantelle) Gleed, Washington; DeVar (Gerilin) Gleed, Washington; Melinda (Ashley) Scott, Utah; Mark Gleed, Utah; Brenda Gleed, Utah; Rebecca Preece, Utah. 

 

Blair and Diane were blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Cameron (Julia), Addison, Boston, Ethan and Gwendolyn Gleed; Kayla (Alex), Cooper and Archie Baldwin; Quinn (Laura) and Koda Gleed; Elizabeth (Reuben), Evelynn and Madilyn Clements; Andrew (Kyle) and Hartley Gentner-Gleed; Alexandra (Richard) Owens; Nicholas (Lorin) Gleed; Maretta, Semira and Ashlinn Scott; Melyssa (Brock), Kellan, Marlee and Lucy Blair Smith; Mya Gleed; Brianna and Molly Bodily; Riley (Brianne) Preece; Logan and Megan Preece. 

 

Blair is survived by his six children; sister, Diane (Barry) Treasure; and brothers- and sister-in-law, Donald (Suzanne) Hartley, William Moyes, and Terry Broman. He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Diane Gleed, parents, siblings and in-laws, Julius Guy and Nellie Gleed, Joyce (Bruce) Knight, J. Guy (Neola) Gleed, Darl (Jenna Lee) Gleed, Joan Broman, Ernest and Mabel Hartley, Karen Almond Moyes (Lyle Almond), Ashley Scott. 

 

Blair met and grew up with Diane in Malad City singing and dancing with each other. In 1953 he was named one of Malad High School’s Best Personalities, and in 1955-1956, his senior school year, he received The Ogden Standard Examiner-KLO watch award for being Malad High School’s top athlete by winning 13 letters in sports. His love and talent of music gained a desire to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Utah State University in 1962, and completed a Master’s Degree. Blair taught music and worked for the LDS Institute for several years, finishing his teaching years at the Clearfield Job Corps Center and substituting in elementary and junior high schools. Blair and Diane lived in Idaho, Utah and Washington, residing in Layton, Utah for the past 38 years. With his beloved wife, they enjoyed travels to Jerusalem, London and Nauvoo. 

 

Blair was an honorable and valiant Son, Brother, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle, Friend, and Child of God who dedicated his life to his family and the Lord. Until his last days, singing was a favorite past-time. His family loved singing with him some of his favorite songs, You Are My Sunshine, Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, and many more. One way Blair would spread sunshine to others was by giving coins, which he kept handy in his pockets. Blair also had a love and passion for sports and the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was a true Patriot loving his country and the representation of the flag and eagle. He was forgiving, unselfish, caring, loving, and would do anything for anyone while having a smile on his face. 

 

Blair was a life-long, active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1957 he was called to the Northern California Mission. His continued love of missionary work involved helping the local missionaries in several capacities. He served faithfully in many church callings. One of his favorites was serving an LDS mission with his wife in Los Angeles, California. He also served as an ordinance worker in the Bountiful and Ogden Utah LDS Temples. 

 

The family would like to express a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Layton Sunridge Assisted Living and Memory Care where for the past five years they would sing with, spoil, and bribe him. They would also like to express gratitude to Specialty Nursing Services, Beehive Health, and Atlas Home Health and Hospice.

 

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd, Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Thursday, April 4, 2024, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, April 5, 2024, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Malad City Cemetery. 

 

We love you, Dad! 

 

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