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Obituary for Buddy Spendlove

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Buddy Spendlove

March 13, 1933 - April 7, 2013

Buddy SpendloveBuddy James Lythgoe Spendlove, 80, Our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend, passed away April 7, 2013 in the presence of his loving wife of 55 years, and his loving family. He was born March 13, 1933 to Sophia Lythgoe and Lorin Spendlove, in Ogden, Utah.He graduated from Ogden High School, then he joined the Navy and served two years in Texas. During his lifetime, he worked at The Hotel Ben Lomond, Hill AFB, Marquardt, Boeing, Hercules, Williams International and Flying J Corp. He was retired from Williams Intl. and Flying J. Corp and happily worked until age 77.He married Jeanette Barkdull Engstrom on November 27, 1958 in Las Vegas Nevada. He had 4 children, Scott Engstrom (Jeri), Diane Engstrom Carter (Ron), Kelly Vigil (Darrell), and Tod Spendlove. He had 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, his brother Grant Spendlove and sister Janice Spendlove. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Roger Spendlove, 2 sisters, Margaret Hancock and Moline McEwen.He loved playing games and had many friends. He played Duplicate Bridge, Golf, Bowling, and played Cribbage with a long time friend. He also enjoyed going to Wendover. He very much enjoyed his family and spending time with them playing the games he loved, traveling and watching them grow.Buddy will be missed by many, and will be remembered by all, for his hugs, smile and friendly greetings.Special thanks to the staff of the McKay Dee Hospital for their compassionate care and kindness.Graveside services will be held on Friday, April 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at the Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch 1718 East Combe Road, South Ogden, Utah. Family will greet friends prior to services on Friday from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street Ogden, Utah.Please send your condolences to the family at


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Date: Friday, April 12, 2013

Time: 2:00 pm -

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: March 13, 1933
Died: April 7, 2013

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Kayla Taylor Turner posted on 4/12/13

Dear Jeanette and family, It broke my heart to hear about Buddy. He was such a wonderful person. His warm smile and kind demeanor always warmed the room with his presence.There was never a time I saw him that he didn't greet me with his love and affection. My dad loved him and I am sure he is happy to see Buddy again. My parents enjoyed your friendship so much over the years and loved spending time with you and Buddy. Me, my Mom, JoAnn, Laura, and Clay have all been talking the past few days about how wonderful he was and how the world needs more people like Buddy. I hope you will find peace and comfort at this difficult time and please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you allKayla Taylor Turner


Cheryl Hancock Jenkins posted on 4/12/13

Janice and family,It has been many years since I have seen you or Buddy.I never think of Aunt Margaret that I don't think of you and wonder how you are doing.Our families love to you and yours at this time.


John and Joyce Barnes posted on 4/11/13

We've enjoyed knowing you for many, many years--bridge, Shakespeare Festivals and recently "soup party." Always a gentleman, always that wonderful smile and hearty greeting. You'll be missed but not forgotten.With love to the family,John and Joyce Barnes


Glen Hancock posted on 4/11/13

It has been many years since I have seen or talked with Buddy but I will always have fond memories of how genuine of a person he was and the interest he always took in how our family was doing. Our prayers of comfort and peace will be with your family at this time. Glen Hancock, Margaret's son


Mike Kattelman posted on 4/10/13

Buddy, you were always a pleasure to work with. You made the day go by much quicker. I enjoyed your positive attitude under all curcumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless.


Jeanne Nielsen posted on 4/10/13

I met Buddy while working at Flying J. I can truly say that he was probably one of the nicest people I ever met. He always had a wave and smile for everyone. I'm so sorry to his family for their loss. He will truly be missed.


Gayle and Joe Jenson posted on 4/10/13

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We remember the good times we had at the bowling alley. We have never met anyone like Buddy, with his smile and patience. Love, Gayle and Joe


Sherri Clawson posted on 4/10/13

Buddy was the nicest man ever. I had the honor to work with him at Flying J. He was such a hard worker and happy person. He loved his grandkids and loved to vacation. He will be missed here on this earth. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Armida & Jerry Earl posted on 4/10/13

We thought the world of Buddy! He was the nicest, sweetest man. What a thoughtful person. He will be truly missed! Our heartfelt thoughts are with the family.


Robert Carter posted on 4/9/13

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families. My best memory was Buddy, Ron and I were wathcing a football game on TV and Jeanett said Buddy I need some things from the store and without hesitation Buddy grabbed his coat and left, a few minutes later Buddy returned and asked what was it that she needed from the store. Good man, he will be missed


Judy Spendlove Martin posted on 4/9/13

Uncle Buddy, you will be missed by all of us, your sweet smile and kindness. Rest in Peace and God Bless your family and Jeanette in this difficult time.Love Always Judy Spendlove Martin