Gerald Spencer

 Gerald C. Spencer, age 86, died October 7, 2023 at his home in Glendale, Utah.  He was born November 6, 1936 in Kanab, Utah to Ella Cox and Howard Spencer.  He lived the majority of his life in Glendale, Utah.
 Gerald’s greatest accomplishment was his family.  He was very proud of them, and loved interacting with his grandchildren.
 Gerald worked as a schoolteacher and school administrator.  He served as President of the Lion’s Club, and was a member of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.
 Gerald was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He served a mission in the Central States Mission and also served as the Bishop of the Glendale Ward.  He was a St. George Temple ordinance worker for 20 years.  His favorite calling was working in the temple.
 Gerald enjoyed raising farm animals and gardening.  We will all miss his corn patch.  His family and friends will miss his quick wit, friendly personality, amazing memory, and stories as well as his dedication to family, church, and community.
 Survivors include his wife Elaine Coleman (sealed in the Manti Temple); children Beverly (Bill) Morgan, Barbara (Danny) Camacho, Ray (Kori) Spencer, Lynn (Kathryn) Spencer, Kyle (Rachel) Spencer, Janae (West) Foulger, and Kari MacInnis; 30 grandchildren and soon to be 14 great-grandchildren; siblings Emily (Keith) Anderson, Dale (Mary Ellen) Spencer, Carla (Gordon) Carlson, and Jerry Spencer; and sisters-in-law Donna Spencer and Juanita Brinkerhoff Spencer.  He was preceded in death by daughter Marlene Spencer, son-in-law Dave MacInnis, sisters Jeanene Spencer and LaVona (Lloyd) Baker, and brothers Elvon (Nada) Spencer and Shirl Spencer.
 Funeral services will be held Friday, October 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Glendale Ward LDS Church.  Viewings will be held Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30 PM and Friday morning from 9:30-10:45 AM, both at the Glendale Church.  Burial will be in the Glendale Utah Cemetery.  Services were arranged with Mosdell Mortuary.
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  1. Kari Spencer October 11, 2023 at 2:13 am - Reply

    We sure love and appreciate Uncle Gerald! Praying for comfort for all his family; he will be missed so much.

  2. Don Fotheringham October 12, 2023 at 4:45 am - Reply

    Gerald Spencer was a great man, a wonderful friend, and a loyal son of God. He was (is) a true celestial soul. The spirits in Heaven now share his warm handshake and friendly smile. .

  3. Robert Jensen May 18, 2024 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Gerald was a fun person to be around as kids we spent most of our summers in Glendale and enjoyed all of our family and friends. Through the years I tried to keep up with our family but after mother passed I lost track of everyone. Elain Sorensen us to keep me up on family matters until yesterday I had no idea Gerald had passed? His grandson Cody Spencer (Lyn’s son) who works for my son I asked him about his grandparents and that’s when I found out. Gerald was fun to be around and I remember him as Bishop he was always tolerant to us hodalums.
    This was kinda funny I thought Gerald was just a family friend at my uncle Elvin’s funeral I found out that Gerald and Elvon were brothers, what a small world. I thought everybody were friends and family I didn’t know the difference when your young.

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