Ronald Judd Glover, 75, passed away on October 12, 2020 at his home in Kanab, Utah, surrounded by his family. Ron was born on December 29, 1944 in Kanab, Utah to James A. Glover and Wanda Judd Glover. Ron was the second of five brothers: Jim, Jerry, Greg and Ken. Ron grew up in Kanab and spent most of his time exploring the surrounding red hills with his brothers.
After graduating from Kanab High School, Ron served a two-year LDS church mission to the Northern Indian Mission in the Dakotas. After his mission he attended college at both Southern Utah State College and Dixie College, where he played football and was a member of the undefeated 1963 Dixie College Football team. After college Ron worked at various jobs which included working at the Grand Canyon, Utah state road, delivering milk on the Navajo Reservation, and manager at the Burger Hut in Flagstaff. It was while he was managing the Burger Hut that he met his sweetheart Cindee. They were married on November 4, 1972 in the St. George Temple. After their marriage, Ron and his brother Jerry purchased a local lumber and hardware store in Kanab that then became known as Glover Lumber and Hardware. Ron and his brother Jerry owned and managed the hardware store until they sold it and retired.
Ron spent much of his free time mounted up on a horse or his ATV exploring the various hills and canyons around Kanab, but his favorite place to escape was to the Sand Hills. His true joy was spending time with his family (which included his brothers and their families), whether it was camping, fishing, riding four-wheelers, looking for arrowheads, shooting guns, cutting wood, hunting, trapping, going for rides around town and just visiting.
Ron was a well-known member of his community and served in various positions and clubs to make his community better. He served as a city council member, on the ATV club, and the Kanab Trap Club. His greatest joy was Christmas time where he and the Trap Club would provide Christmas for local families through the Sub for Santa program. Ron was also a great man of faith and service. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in numerous callings in the church. He loved working with the youth, teaching them a variety of skills and instilling the same passion for the outdoors as he had. Ron loved his community and all those who resided in Kanab. Anyone he met felt so confident about themselves because of the way he made you feel. He truly had a deep desire to meet people and connect with them. His hugs, handshakes and smiles warmed the soul.
Ron loved his grandkids, and with his sweetie Cindee spent innumerable hours in a car traveling to support his grandkids’ activities. No trip was too far, and no babysitting job was too large. The grandkids knew that their Grandpa loved them so very much and each one knew they were his favorite.
Ron was preceeded in death by his daughter Deena Lee and his son Ronnie Jay; parents Jim and Wanda; and brother Greg.
He is survived by his eternal companion Cindee Walker Glover, his son Shawn (Michelle) of Cedar City, daughter Mandee May (Jared) Black of Show Low, Arizona, and son Kerry (Becca) Glover of Kanab; grandkids Kyler (Ginger), Kody (Mary), Kamree, Shaylee, Terin, Rindon, Aubree, Karlee and Jace.
There will be a viewing on Friday, Oct 16 at the Kanab Convention Center from 6-8 pm. A graveside service will be at the Kanab Cemetery, Sat, Oct 17 at 12 Noon.