With happiness our Dad, Grandpa, and Great-grandpa stepped thru the veil and into the arms of his loving wife, Elna Dawn, along with all of his family members and friends who have gone before. Dad was born on January .3, 1931 at home in Pleasant View, Utah to Karl Willis and Mary Ellen Barker Chugg. He lost his father at age four, so he and his three brothers learned early how to help their mom with the farm chores, both livestock and produce. His scout troop installed the original flagpole on top of Ben Lomond Peak.
Dad graduated from Weber High School in 1949. By this time, he had met the girl of his dreams, Elna Dawn Kirk. They were married on November 15,1950 in the Logan Utah Temple. Dad went to work at the Utah State Experimental Farm in Pleasant View and managed it while his father-in-law, Odeal Kirk, was on assignment with Utah State University in Iran. In 1959, Dad built a new house just down the street from the little home he was born in. After Grandpa Kirk's return, Dad went to work for Waterfall Construction installing natural gas lines. When the company closed, the Defense Depot Ogden was his next employer, followed by the Cream 0' Weber Dairy cheese plant. He was indeed what you would call a jack of all trades.
Retiring in 1993, Dad and his green thumb went to work with his real love and passion, his yard. From sunup to sun down he toiled to maintain a yard that was worthy of any Better Homes and Gardens photo op. He kept this up until failing health kept him from keeping things perfect. One of his favorite things in the yard was his landmark 'Gum Drop' pine tree in front of the house.
Dad loved Ben Lomond Peak. In his later years, he climbed with four generations of family to the peak four times, at 79, 81, 83 and 85 years of age, the last one coming after having a heart valve transplant.
Dad is a member of The Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a firm testimony of the gospel and of his Savior, Jesus Christ. Dad held many positions and callings throughout his life.
At the time of his death, Dad was the oldest living original resident of Pleasant View.
Dad is survived by his children, Monte (Karla), Ricky (Terrie), Colleen (Tobias) Colunga, and Darin (Tami); 9 of his 10 grandchildren (18 including their spouses, along with Danny Thomas (Bambi)) and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Elna Dawn; his parents; five brothers- two of which were twins who died just after birth, and his dear granddaughter, Bambi Dawn Chugg Thomas.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's North Ogden Mortuary, 2140 N. Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden.
Thanks to the Pleasant View 12th Ward for their compassionate service.
The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the staff of The Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility in North Ogden for the loving care that they provided for Dad. Each of them had a way of putting a smile on his face and he loved each of you. We are sure you will miss his 'Happy Pill'!
Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the services by scrolling to the bottom of Glen’s obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.