Glen Eugene Carlson passed away on February 27th, 2022 at the age of 73 in South Jordan, UT. He was born on April 23rd, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Ray Donald and Ruth Coates Carlson. He married his wife, Kathy Bird, on August 12th, 1972.

Glen enjoyed camping, hiking, hunting, riding ATVs in the great outdoors, or generally anything that involved spending time with family and friends.

Glen was the ultimate sports fanatic. So much so, he owned season tickets to the Utah Jazz for 30 years and the Utah Utes football for 15 years. He so loved sports he shared his love with his three sons and the youth in the Midvale community through coaching baseball, basketball, and football. Many of the youth in his later life always remembered the influence he had on them and would tell Coach 'thanks'.

Glen was always a hard-working man who wanted to provide a good life for his family. He started work at A & E Generator the day after he graduated from high school in 1966. He worked them for 34 years until 2000. He joined his wife, Kathy, and brother-in-law, Scott Bird, in running the family business, Highways Contractors Inc. until his retirement, December 31st, 2019.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy, his sons Travis(Sherry), Trent(Amy), and Trevor(Melissa) Carlson.  Nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Siblings Ken(Deb), Roger(Teri), Cindy(Ron), Davis, sister-in-law, Pat, brother-in-law, Bob Andrews, and beloved dog, Chico.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Ruth, his brother Darwin, his sisters Diane Andrews and Shiela(Don) Erickson. His fur babies Brownie, Scooter, Chopper, and Jasmine.

The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 4th, 2022 at 1:30 PM. Preceding the service a viewing will be held at 12:00 PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary. 6500 S Redwood Rd. West Jordan, UT. 84123.

Internment will be at Memorial Redwood Cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers Glen would appreciate donations to Alzheimer's Association or Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in honor of him and his fur babies.



Friday, Mar. 04, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 S Redwood Rd
Taylorsville, UT 84123

Funeral Service

Friday, Mar. 04, 2022 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 S Redwood Rd
Taylorsville, UT 84123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Mar 01, 2022

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Carlson Family, I'm so sorry I missed Glen's service. Glen was a good man and he always treated me fairly when I worked at A & E Generator.

Glen and family also donated time and goods to The Road Home where I now work. I was lucky enough to talk to him the last time he was there.

My condolences to all of you

James K Woolf

James Woolf , Salt Lake City, UT, US Apr 20, 2022

Loved when he came to Meeker and visited Mom and Dad Rex and Lillian. Going up to Trappers and viewing a close encounter with a moose. May he find peace and happiness and to the family, remember the joy you all shared.

Mark and Julie Cook , Meeker, CO, US Mar 05, 2022

Glen was a great brother—in-law. He was the best. I’ll miss the way he would tease me and make jokes. He will be missed dearly. Fly with your angels

Sherry Andrus , Millcreek , UT, US Mar 02, 2022

My condolences to the Carlson family. Glen was a good man, and I enjoyed the work relationship we had while he was with HCI.

Tim Stephan , Sandy, UT, US Mar 02, 2022

Greg remembers Glen from their coaching days. Glen certainly loved sharing his knowledge of sports with lots of kids. He loved all children. He was a very good man. We enjoyed visiting with him and Kathy last year. So glad to have had this opportunity. Glen will be greatly missed.

Greg and Barb Chase , Silverton, OR, US Mar 02, 2022