Taylor - Glen Edward Checketts, 75, passed from this life back to his Father in Heaven, on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Ogden Regional Hospital.
He was born October 1, 1937 in Ogden, Utah to Thomas L. Checketts and Mable Marie Wright Checketts. He married Beatrice Lewis on Sept. 12, 1958 in the Logan LDS Temple. To this union were born five children. His wife, Beatrice, died in 1983. On June 14, 1985 he married Merleen Poulsen Jardine, who had three children.
Glen was an educator, not only in his professional career as a teacher but to his family and friends. He graduated from Ben Lomond High School and Utah State University. He served in the Utah Army National Guard, six active years and two inactive. He taught school for 36 years. He taught at the Intermountain Indian School, Davis County School District and Ogden City School District.
He was true follower of Jesus Christ, active in the LDS Church. He served as a High Councilman, in two bishoprics, and in many other callings. He and his wife, Merleen, served for 18 months in the Mississippi, Jackson Mission. They also served as workers in the Ogden Temple. At the time of his death he was a membership clerk in the Taylor Fourth Ward.
Glen enjoyed fishing with his friends and family, watching sports on TV, especially BYU and the Jazz. Glen not only enjoyed but excelled in sports. He was the pitcher for many fast pitch softball teams.
Surviving are his wife, Merleen; eight children, Tom (Kaylene) Checketts, Marion (Randy) Call, Chris (Jaimee) Checketts, Elizabeth Gealta (Scott) Cowley, Amy (Kent) Williams, Cary (Carrie) Jardine, Natalie McPhie, Kirk (Karleeta) Jardine; 31 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beth (Nard) Allen, Connie (Jeff) Stowe and one brother, Keith (Carol) Checketts.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bea; two sons-in-law, Dean Gealta and Craig McPhie.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the Ogden Utah West Stake Center, 2200 South 4300 West, Taylor, Utah. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. and Saturday at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment, Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com