Glen Beere, Principal, teacher & friend
Glen Lewis Beere
Loving, caring, non-complaining, brave husband, father, and grandfather, Glen Lewis Beere passed away January 3, 2014 from ALS. Glen was born December 7, 1934 in Eureka, Utah to Charles Lewis Beer and Cleo Donna Pace Beer. He grew up in Spanish Fork, where he was a talented athlete in football and track. Later, he learned to golf and played as often as possible. He sported a “3” handicap for many years. Glen loved walking Willow Creek Country Club golf course with great friends and served as president there for two terms.
Glen married the love of his life, Sonja Thursby Beere, in Ephraim, Utah on August 2, 1958.
Professionally, after graduating from Snow College, Utah State University, and University of Utah, Glen taught middle school math then served as vice-principal and principal at Bingham High School. Later he served as principal at Brighton High School and Alta High School. Then Glen became Executive Director for the Utah High School Activities Association. During that time he was honored in the Utah Sports Hall of Fame, Southern Utah University’s Wall of Fame, Utah Summer Games Hall of Honor, and the UHSAA Circle of Fame. In 1983, he was honored by President Ronald Reagan as one of the top 50 administrators in the nation. After retirement, Glen discovered his amazing talent in wood-carving, especially carving Santas, which earned him many awards.
Glen is survived by his wife, Sonja, his children, Grant Beere (Salt Lake City) and Sydney (Robert) Nakken (Cedar City), grand-children: Erik, Josie, Abigail, Samantha, and Ellie, sister: Maxine (Mark) Thomas (Camas, WA), and many much loved nieces and nephews. Glen was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Charles Beer, Max Beere, and Donna (Beer) Evans.
Funeral visitation will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.) from 6 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Wasatch Fifth Ward Chapel, 8100 S. 3675 E. Visitation will be 9:30-10:30am; funeral service will follow at 11:00am. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.
We would like to express our appreciation for the kind and loving care given by the VA Hospital and Superior Hospice, especially Samantha Olsen and Cindy Sutter, as well as Sergio and Anna. We would like to thank many kind neighbors and friends that came to our aid in a moment’s notice.