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04/25/15 06:12 AM #1    

Craig Russell

Glen Robert Putnam Jr.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) - Sunday, December 2, 2007

Deceased Name: Glen Robert Putnam Jr.

UT United States


Glen Robert Putnam, Jr. 1946 ~ 2007 Glen Robert Putnam Jr., born in Ogden, Utah, to Glen Putnam and Dorothy Pike Putnam, died November 30, 2007 in Provo, UT. Rob or "Putt" was raised in Holladay, UT. He graduated from Olympus High School,1965 and took college courses throughout his life. He served in the Utah National Guard.Rob was a self educated man and an avid learner. There was never a problem he couldn't solve or a thing he couldn't fix. He would study his books, "ask a few dumb questions," and then go to build a pipe line or do a big business deal. He was a dedicated genealogist. He spent 30 years in Motoqua, a small community in Southern Utah, building homes, power stations, roads and ponds. During his years in Salt Lake he was an astute businessman with many friends in the business community. He kept everyone around him laughing or groaning at his puns. He was personable and charismatic. He had a large extended family and friends whom he loves and who love him. He was a great mentor to the young people. He married Caryl Ballard, divorced. He married Gina Poulton together they had seven children. He married Margaret Shumate. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Mary Pike Putnam Brown (Tony), his sisters, Patricia Bowles and Barbara Putnam and his brother David ( Reta); his wife Gina, and his children, Heather (Dwayne), Andrew (Jenene), Mathew (Holly), Thomas (Melanie), Elizabeth, John, Susanna and adopted daughter, Samantha. He has many grandchildren who will all miss him very much. Funeral Services will be held Wed. Dec. 5, 2007, 12 noon at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 S), where friends and family may call Tues. Dec. 4, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. and one prior to the service. In lieu of flowers make donations to the Diabetes Foundation. Online Condolences at

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