Glen Hatch Thomson

Glen Hatch Thomson, 84, of Randolph, Utah, passed away peacefully from this life, surrounded by his family on May 6, in Randolph. He was the beloved husband of the late Joette Crook Thomson. Glen was born July 21, 1934, in Randolph, Utah. He was the son of the late Hyrum and Mildred Thomson.

Glen was born and raised in Randolph, and he graduated from South Rich High in 1952. He served an LDS mission in the Gulf States Mission, serving in Snyder, Lubbock, Amarillo, and Dumas, Texas, from 1954 to 1956. Upon returning, he married Joette Crook in the Logan, Utah, Temple on Oct. 4, 1956.  After returning from their honeymoon, Glen had a draft call to serve in the U.S.  Army. They spent the next two years in Frankfurt, Germany, where their first son was born.  

In 1958, Glen started working for the Rich County School District, in transportation and maintenance. He retired in 1988, after 30 years. From 1962 to 1985, he was the Upper Bear River Water Commissioner and managed the upper Bear and Woodruff Narrows. In 1972, he bought his parents’ farm, also adding to the ranch by buying neighboring property.  

Glen was a very active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving faithfully in many callings. He was also an ordinance worker in the Ogden Temple. A crowning moment of his life was when all of his children and their spouses were able join him and Joette in the Ogden Temple, celebrating their 50th golden wedding anniversary.

Glen was active in community service, Randolph Land & Livestock, Randolph Irrigation Co., Little Creek Reservoir Company, New Canyon Grazing, Rich County Farm Bureau and his pride and joy — a member of the American Legion post 52. 

Glen overcame many health issues throughout his life. His motto was: “Get up and get going, you’ll feel better!” He also found something good in every day. He made friends easily and loved to share the gospel.  

Glen is the proud father of six children: Glen Bradley (Becky) Thomson of Layton, Utah; Detina (Glen) Peel of Mt. Pleasant, Utah; Kristeen (Mark) Day of Evanston; Renae (G. Patrick) Barker of Randolph, Utah; Brent C. (Isabel) Thomson of West Valley City, Utah; and H. Bryan (Becky) of Randolph, Utah. He has 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.  

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10, in the Randolph LDS Ward Chapel. Viewing was on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and another viewing is planned one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. Interment with military honors will be in the Randolph Cemetery.

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