Our beloved Glade Erroll Baldwin returned home unexpectedly on June 12, 2022. Born on March 14, 1954 to Glenn and Lois Baldwin in Pocatello, Idaho, as the youngest of four children. Glade attended West High School and later Skyline High School graduating 1972 and enjoyed a wide range of scholastic activities, including cheerleading. Glade served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Belgium, Antwerp and Netherlands, Amsterdam mission from 1973-1975. His mission helped ignite within him the flame of a personal relationship with his Heavenly Father; a flame that was at times bright and clear, at times dim and vulnerable. But within Glade, he never allowed that flame to go out.
Glade graduated as a registered pharmacist from the University of Utah in 1980. He then began a 40-year career as a pharmacist in the Salt Lake Valley. He was the proud owner of Glade’s Thriftway Pharmacy, Apothecary West, and Hyland Pharmacy. He also owned Party Time gift store. Glade became the president of United Drugs which enabled small and independent pharmacies with competitive buying power, and operated one of the first compounding pharmacies in Utah. He worked tirelessly to set himself apart by building genuine and lasting relationships with his customers. Glade engaged with his customers on any number of topics, and always had more than a few jokes at the ready.
Glade married Ilse Rae Wightman in the Salt Lake Temple on February 18, 1979. They later divorced and remained good friends. Together, they had four beautiful daughters, whom they loved and cherished deeply. Glade taught them the value of hard work by giving them opportunities to work in his pharmacies
Glade’s love for family extended to his ancestors, as he had a unique way of telling stories about his pioneer predecessors that would make you feel as if he had known them personally. He proudly displayed portraits of his forebearers in his pharmacy and enjoyed sharing their stories.
Glade enjoyed playing the mandolin, an instrument he picked up in honor of his late sister, RoLayne. He played in a bluegrass band and at family gatherings. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing and hosted classes in his home. As a gifted linguist and avid traveler, it was his great passion to explore the world around him and the cultures he encountered. He had an unyielding thirst for discussion and debate, yet Glade was quick to smile and always focused on making each person he interacted with feel special and loved.
Glade is survived by his mother Lois; four daughters Sariah (Peter) Kolb, Heather (Scott) Karren, Tiffani (Tyler) Olsen; ten grandchildren Dylan, Jonathan, Caleb, Kennedy, Porter, Alexander, Charlie, Kyson, Brooklyn, Wednesday; former spouse of 30 years Ilse Rae; brothers Rex (Jolyn) and Blake; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, sister, and daughter Ashlie.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10:00 am at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So. State Street in Murray.
Viewings will be held at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday, June 21, 2022 from 9:00 to 9:45 am prior to the funeral services.
Interment at Elysian Burial Gardens.
Life Story Info
Glade and I became friends about 4 years ago and spent many hours discussing point spreads and how football games were rigged to prevent us from winning. Glade loved his family and beamed whenever he talked about his daughter’s and their families, he loved you all!! I’ll miss our weekly visits but I know there was a joyous reunion with family who had passed before. I’ll miss you my friend.
Glade- as I know you understand, you don’t really appreciate the most important things in this life until you’re looking at a future without them. I will cherish the time I’ve had to know you. Truly, you made me feel special. Your friendship and joy of life is a treasure I can only hope to pass on. Thank you. Wish I had told you in person.
Glade was my pharmacist but he always made me feel like more of a friend I met glade when I was at my lowest point in my addiction journey but I always felt like someone sent me to glade I had no reason for choosing his pharmacy it just happened after first meeting glade and telling him my story he told me about a daughter that he lost as well and we forever kinda bonded on that day he always made sure I was doing the right things to get clean n stay clean and for that I'll aways feel greatful for him ..my heart breaks for his family and I'm forever sad that I won't be able to see his smiling face when I go to the pharmacy .peace be with you glade ...my friend .....Jim