March 13, 1945 – June 26, 2021 (age 76)
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Thomas Randall Gledhill, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Salt Lake City surrounded by his family from Covid 19.
He was born on March 13, 1945 in San Luis Obispo, California, a son of Thomas Ivo and Viva Orissa Rigby Gledhill. Tom’s father passed away when he was six and his mother, Viva married Henry Allen Smith and became Tom’s dad.
Tom graduated from Cyprus High School in 1963 and attended Weber State College and received his bachelor’s in engineering. It was while he was attending Weber State that he met his future wife, Janice Tovey. They were married on September 14, 1967 in Bountiful, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on June 20, 1969.
Tom was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a member of the Perry 4th Ward. Tom served a 2 year building mission in Canada in 1963 and one of his greatest joys was serving as a senior missionary with his wife in Mongolia and Malaysia. He also served as a bishop, high counselor, loved serving in scouts and with the youth, and a primary teacher and was currently serving at Beehive Homes as a coordinator over the sacrament.
Tom worked for Hostess as a manufacturing engineer in California. He worked at Thiokol and eventually went to own his own business, Gledhill Enterprises, where he built homes. He was currently working at Bay Wash in Brigham City and loved the time he spent there.
Tom’s favorite hobbies were collecting coins and knives. Every time a young boy received his Eagle Scout, he was presented with one of his knives. He also enjoyed camping and loved to go out to eat with his family and watching his grandchildren grow.
Tom loved being around people and he enjoyed making friends wherever he went, he was a joy to be around. To know Tom was to love him. He had a big heart and was always willing to help anyone. He was a storyteller, a dreamer, builder, fixer and a craftsman and tried to leave wherever he went a better place. He was a fighter until the end as he battled cancer twice and other trials and health conditions. He was a wonderful husband, dad and grandpa and loved his family of “bears” and his dogs Maddie and Baxter, we will all miss him dearly.
Surviving is his wife, Janice; five children, Lorie (David) Horstman of West Point, Utah; Cindy (Bryce) Gulbranson of Perry, Utah; Greg (Camille) Gledhill of Lake Mary, Florida; Mike (Jennika) Gledhill of St. George, Utah; Carrie (David Streeks) Crow of Bakersfield, California; 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters and one sister-in-law, Sharon (Neil) Bergstrom of Lapoint, Utah; Saundra (Richard) Leavitt of Lake Point, Utah and Rose Gledhill of West Valley City, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas, his mother and stepfather, Viva and Henry Smith and one brother, Robert Gledhill.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Perry Stake Center, Perry 4th Ward, 685 West 2250 South, Perry, Utah.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to offset funeral expenses. Donations can be made through Venmo @Funeral-Tom
Click this link to view additional details about Thomas’s Services, including any available live streams: https://my.gather.app/remember/thomas-gledhill
Viewings will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 E 200 S., Brigham City, Utah and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.
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