Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Pauline Earl Glover, passed away February 18, 2022 in Kanab, Utah. She was born May 24, 1930 in Virgin, Utah, the daughter of James Niles Earl and Minerva Dalton Earl. She was the 6th of 8 children. She married Boyd W. Glover on September 1, 1954 in Elko, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George Utah Temple.
Pauline spent her early years growing up in Virgin, Utah and attended High School in Hurricane, Utah. She had many jobs during those years including cleaning eggs in La Verkin, Utah to working in a grocery store in Hurricane, Utah. She moved to Salt Lake City and found work at the Grand Central meat department, where she met her husband Boyd and they moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. They moved to Kanab Utah in 1957 where they raised their family. Over the next few years they owned several businesses including B & B Cash Merc and the Golden Arrow Drive Inn, both located in Fredonia, Arizona, and then back to Kanab opening up Kanab Custom Meats, the Exxon Gas Station, and a little trailer court. Pauline loved working there and meeting a lot of people who were passing through Kanab. She heard a lot of hard luck stories and she couldn’t help but give what little she could to help people, be it gas or a few groceries to help them on their way.
Pauline believed in service and her life was a reflection of that belief. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many church callings, and we remember her love of teaching the little ones in primary and visiting teaching as her favorites. She was always willing to help someone in need and to lift their spirits with a good thought or an amusing story or joke.
Through the years Pauline enjoyed traveling across the USA. She loved coming home and sharing the history of each trip she went on. She loved to quilt and most of us are blessed to have more than one of her beautiful quilts or crocheted afghans. Most of all she loved to dance. She and dad were well known for the great country western dancing they loved to do. After dad passed, she continued dancing every afternoon to all their favorite songs in our living room. She claimed it was the only exercise she got, which wasn’t true because she continued to take care of her yard and garden long past the time when we thought she should stop.
Pauline’s greatest joy was her family. She welcomed all into her home with a homemade meal and a soft place to sleep. Her eyes would light up when she was able to keep a few grandchildren with her for a few days. Even when she didn’t have much strength left she loved to have the great-grandchildren placed in her lap and gently be rocked.
Pauline is survived by her children Terry Glover, Danny Glover, Denise (Kenneth) Vaughn, Gary (Terri) Glover; 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom she loved. She was preceded in death by her husband Boyd W. Glover; daughter Patrice “Patty” Koffman; son Kim Earl Glover; daughter-in-law Leslie Goodfellow Glover; great-granddaughter Jayci Glover; brothers Neldon Earl and Niles Earl; and sisters Delmina Chenovic, Velva Rice, Beulah Semmons, Anita Corry and Ila Jean Reidhead.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Kanab Utah South LDS Church, with a viewing from 10:00-10:45 AM. Burial will be in the Kanab Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary.
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