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Kenneth Glen Parsons

June 25, 1924 - November 24, 2012

Ogden – Kenneth Glen Parsons, 88, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully; November 24, 2012, at his daughter’s home in South Weber surrounded by his loving family. He was born at home in Salt Lake City on June 25, 1924, to Glen E. and Martha Anne Parsons. Raised in Ogden, he attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ogden High in 1942. During World War II, he enlisted and served his country as a combat infantryman in the European Theater with the Third Army 26th Infantry Division. He participated in the Rhineland and Ardennes Campaigns and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in Luxembourg during the Battle of the Bulge.He graduated Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree, composite major- mathematics, physics and chemistry, and a master’s degree in education. He was a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi. He served as a secondary school administrator for the Ogden City School District for 35 years.His interests included camping, stamp and coin collecting, violin, viola, music, flower gardening, reading, attending family gatherings, and events for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.He married Afton Norma Shearer on June 12, 1950, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Kenneth is survived by his five children: LeeAnn (Roger) Hunt, South Weber; Kenneth S. (Spring) Parsons, Azalia, Indiana; Wendy (Jeff) Child, Pleasant View; Cheryl (Steve) Clark, Washington Terrace; David S. (Carla), Pleasant View; twenty-two grandchildren and 16 spouses; forty-one great-grandchildren (with two on the way); also survived by his brother Robert E. Parsons (Marilyn), Orem, Utah.He was preceded in death by his eternal sweetheart and best friend, Afton, and his parents.Kenneth served an LDS mission in the Central States. He served faithfully in many callings in the LDS church, including in the Bishopric of the Ogden 45th Ward, Bishop of the Ogden 64th Ward, on the High Council, and as High Priest Group Leader. He was a faithful home teacher, which was one of his favorite callings. He was an Ogden LDS Temple ordinance worker for over 10 years. The family expresses thanks to McKay Dee Hospital, Pine View Transitional Rehab and IHC Hospice for their care and kindness.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lorin Farr 3rd Ward Chapel, 1608 13th Street, Ogden, with Bishop James R. Losee officiating. Friends may call at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden. Thursday, November 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the ward Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the LDS Humanitarian Fund or to the Utah Food Bank.Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com.

 

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Date: Friday, November 30, 2012

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Lorin Farr 3rd Ward

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1608 13th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Service Information

Date: Friday, November 30, 2012

Time: 11:00 am -

Lorin Farr 3rd Ward

Address:

1608 13th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Date: Friday, November 30, 2012

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park

Address:

836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: June 25, 1924
Died: November 24, 2012

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Staff of Vicki Lyons posted on 11/30/12

We are sorry for you lost in Lieu of flowers Dr. Lyons and staff donated to the Utah Food Bank and LDS Charities - Humanitarian Aid. Our thoughts are with your family.

 

Nancy Harbertson Carlton posted on 11/29/12

I was a student at Central Junior High School when Mr. Parsons was the principle. I wasn't in trouble so never had to be counseled by him, but I remember him as a caring, gentle, man, and gentleman. He had such a genuine kind contenance and happy smile. My husband passed away about a year ago and he came to the viewing and visited with me and my siblings. It was so nice. I felt impressed to call him some time later and we had a great visit of memories and recollections. God blessed us with his life. Bless all of your family as they miss him but cherish his memory.Nancy Harbertson Carlton

 

Galen and Annice NIxon posted on 11/29/12

As fine a man as we have ever met, even though we only knew him for three short years working with him at the Ogden Temple. He was fun loving, had a keen wit, smiled often and was oh so kind and gentle. When we asked him what he would be doing with his free time when the Temple closed he replied that his family wanted him to work on his family and personal history. We hope the Lord allowed him time for that worthwhile project. We love him dearly and send our regrets and sympathy to his family.

 

Bruce and Allison Black posted on 11/28/12

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Parsons family! "Grandpa Parsons" was a great man. The picture you chose is how we remember him....always with a big smile on his face. He will be missed by so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.Bruce and Allison Black

 

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