Glen Ray Anderson

February 11, 1939 - February 25, 2018
Service Date:
Saturday, April 7, 2018 2:00 PM
Service Location:
Starks Funeral Parlor

Our amazing husband, dad, grandpa, uncle, brother and friend to all, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He is finally free from the chains of Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's may have robbed him of many things, but his quick wit, humor, love and generosity never failed. 

Glen was born on February 11, 1939, in Payson, UT, to Ernest and Jennie Anderson. Starting as a young teen, he was lovingly raised by Mary and Avard Boyce. Though never legally adopted he considered the Boyce Family his true family. He married Colleen Gwilliam, on August 17, 1962, in Holladay, UT. Together they raised their two children in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. 

Glen started working for Western Airlines in 1968 and retired from Delta Airlines in 2004. He loved his airline family and the travel adventures his airline career afforded him. His family and friends are his love and pride. Classic cars, country music and a cup of coffee were his joy. 

He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Colleen; daughter, Stefanie (Lt. Col. Retired, Hector L. Cruz); son, Jeff; and grandsons: Thomas and Chase Anderson and Andre Cruz. He is also survived by his brother, Donald Boyce; and a lifetime of extended family and friends. 

A special heartfelt thank you to his special caregivers, who kept the last few months of his life, full of dignity, love, laughter, adventure and joy. Thank you to everyone who assisted Glen and his family on this long journey; your grace, patience, generosity and love will never be forgotten. 

Friends are invited to celebrate Glen's life on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Guests are encouraged to use the complimentary valet parking provided on the north side of the building.