Glade Renee Lusty Young, beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother, age 88, passed away peacefully at home of congestive heart failure. Preceded in death by her sweetheart, David Young, daughter-in-law Barbara Young, and grandson-in-law Jake Newren. Survived by her brother, Ray (Anabelle); 8 children, Karen (Walt), Karl (Kathy), Kevin (Barbara), Roni (Mike), Arlee (Doug), Jeff (Gaye), Jody (Ken), and Amy (Jason); 37 grandchildren and 26 spouses (one deceased), 78 great-grandchildren with 1 spouse, and 1 great-great grandchild born hours before she passed.
Born February 25, 1931 in Salt Lake City to Raymond Theodore Lusty and Arlee Blodwin Anderson Lusty. Married David Otto Young on June 8, 1948, in the Salt Lake Temple. David died on October 15, 2014. They were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Viewing will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Cannon Mortuary 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. Funeral proceedings on April 22, 11:00 at 2925 E. Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, with a viewing the hour prior. Interment at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, 3115 Bengal Blvd.
Glade was happy, funny, smart, loving, and creative. She excelled at making people feel comfortable, accepted, and loved, regardless of their challenges, background, or differences. She was exceedingly patient and independent. She avoided asking others to do something for her if she could do it herself, and often declined help or said she was feeling better than she actually felt. Gradually losing her independence in the last few years of her life was a great challenge for her. Despite this challenge, she maintained her wonderful sense of humor and was always kind to those who cared for her.
As a child, Glade was active and climbed trees, wrestled with the neighborhood boys, and protected others. She was often ill as a child but ignored orders to stay inside and remain delicate. She struggled in school but always had a deep understanding of people, life, and the gospel, and taught her children to read and study. She married David at age 17 and went to work with him at his father’s timber yard. After she became a mother, she fastidiously cared for her children and her home while serving in various church callings. Glade knew how to dig in and work hard, and often grew restless if she knew something needed to be done.
Glade created many beautiful things and worked with her hands until they would no longer cooperate. She built a hutch, painted, worked as a florist, decorated cakes, sewed costumes and clothing, made many toys and stunning quilts and afghans for her children and grandchildren. She also crocheted delicate snowflake ornaments for each of her children and grandchildren. She made many birthday cards with a personal message. She was a fabulous cook who loved to make breads and candy. She was well known for her cinnamon rolls, zucchini bread, upside-down rhubarb cake, homemade pecan rolls, and her special marshmallow popcorn.
As an avid supporter of her children, she attended concerts, plays, recitals, baptisms, marriages, graduations, blessings, and was always available for a phone call and a long talk, even if it made her cry. She preferred to know about the struggles her children faced so that she could pray for them and cry with them and do everything possible to ease their pain. Glade was also exceptional at trusting her children, which made it easy for her children to trust her in return. She saw and believed in the good in people, and exemplified faith that God would take care of those listed in our prayers. When she prayed for the family, she listed everyone individually, and the larger the family got, the longer her prayers became. David sometimes became impatient with this, but she insisted on mentioning everyone by name every night. Glade was not afraid to speak her mind and tell people when she thought they were being unjust, but she always worried that her censure was too sharp. She believed in love, patience, and faith.
Glade loved working in the Salt Lake Temple, especially when she and David were able to work there together. She knew the peaceful, calming effect the temple has on people, and loved to watch the Spirit work.
Glade will be sorely missed and thought of whenever daisies bloom, bread bakes, and the sun shines on our east bench mountains. She will be missed on holidays, family gatherings, performances, Relief Society meetings, and in the small moments of every day. We love you, Glade!
Viewing will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Cannon Mortuary 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral proceedings on April 22, 11:00 at 2925 E. Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, with a viewing the hour prior. Interment at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, 3115 Bengal Blvd., Cottonwood Heights.
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