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Obituary for Gary K. Spencer

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Gary K. Spencer

July 31, 1945 - March 25, 2017

Gary K. Spencer, age 71, passed away in his sleep March 25, 2017, of natural causes. He was born July 31, 1945, to A. Mark Spencer and Doris Harris Spencer in San Mateo, CA.

He was the vice president and service technician for the family business, Mark-A-Newt, for more than 30 years. He enjoyed spending time riding his Harley Davidson, flying remote controlled airplanes, competing in cowboy action shooting, country western dancing, and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed time at the gun range with his kids and grandkids and taking road trips with his son Mark on their Harley’s. Most importantly, he loved spending time with the love of his life, Geanita Birks, by sharing their passion for country western dancing.

He was a member of the Utah Western Two-Steppers and was the president of the Northern Utah Remote Control Aircraft Club.

He is survived by his spouse of 28 years; Geanita Birks; children: Mark Spencer, Kristy (Rob) Parker, Brooke Spencer, and Summer (Tom) Sylvester; stepchildren: Gary (Terri) Birks, Laurie Birks, Coby (Traci) Birks, Cheryl Birks, and Donna (Jason) Roylance, Michele Owens, Misty Vernon; 28 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. His mother and father precede him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 31, 2017, at 11:00 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT 84403. Viewing will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m, and Friday prior to services from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.



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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Family will greet friends from 10:00 – 10:45 am on Friday prior to the service.

Service Information

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017


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Born: July 31, 1945
March 28, 2017
R.I.P. Gary you always treated me as a great friend. May God bless you and your family during these extremely difficult times. I will miss you ole friend!
Died: March 25, 2017

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Ron & Ria Smith posted on 3/31/17

We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Sorry we could not be there.


Greg Chamberlain posted on 3/30/17

May peace find you guys during this time! I remember Gary quite well while growing up in the neighborhood with Rick. Many awesome adventures/experiments that I witnessed in the fields behind the Sullivan Hollow Home. Love you guys!!!


Pam Genovesi posted on 3/29/17

My Sincere Condolences to Geanita and to the other members of the Spencer family. Gary was always a grounded, kind and thoughtful man. I loved watching Gary and Geanita dance together because it obviously brought them both joy. His laughter and his huge spirit will be missed. Those of us who cannot make it to the ceremonies will be thinking of you all week.


Bobby Jo Puente posted on 3/29/17

Kristy, My deepest condolences for the loss of your dad, my heart is deeply saddened..My prayers for you and your family will be to take the memories he gave you let those help you through this time. I'll always remember our high school days hanging out at your house, one of my fondest memories of your dad was his genuinely kind soul. He was a good man and I'm thankful I had the pleasure of knowing him..I'll never forget the times he would repair our dryer I was still in high school he'd finish up, my mom would go to pay him and of course he'd never take the money he knew she was a single mother working two jobs. He was an honorable man who genuinely cared and that is the man I'll remember!! *Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of your _______. We'll always remember ___ fondly and feel lucky that we had the pleasure of knowing ____. ____ will be very missed. Add this message to a Memorial Tree Gift


Mirna Avila-Patton posted on 3/28/17

I'm very sorry for your loss. Although I met him briefly, I could tell he was a kind and sweet man. I remember eating most of the beef jerky he gave Ron for Christmas once. It was so yummy. He will be forever missed ❤️


Barb Vandenberg posted on 3/28/17

I am truely sorry for your loss please know i love you all