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Glenn Laidlaw

Glenn Laidlaw

Jan 15, 1952 - Feb 22, 2015
Glenn Laidlaw, 63, of Riverton died at his home on Sunday, February 22, 2015. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 10:00 am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at North 4th and Elizabeth St. in Riverton. Bishop Jason Wood will officiate. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Glenn Allan Laidlaw was born on January 15, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA to Malcolm Kembur and Donna Mae Mildred (Peterson) Laidlaw. He was one of five children and was raised in Southern California. After graduating from Alhambra High School, he attended East Los Angeles College where he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Science. He also attended California State University Los Angeles where he worked on his Bachelor’s of Science degree.

He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. From 1971 to 1973 he served as a volunteer missionary for the LDS Church in the Eastern States Spanish speaking mission. Throughout his life, he continued to serve within the church as a home teacher, Scout Master, Elder’s Quorum President, Stake High Counselor, Bishop, and as a teacher in many church organizations.

On August 2, 1975 he married Kathleen Irma Tolman in the Los Angeles CA Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Together they had six children.

In 1978 the family moved to Cheyenne, WY, and then in 1983 the family moved to Riverton where they made their home and raised their family.

He was employed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Division and retired after 30 years of service, the last ten years spent as the supervisor of the Riverton office.

He was a member of the Riverton Gem and Mineral Society where he was very active, and often led field trips around the state of Wyoming.

Glenn was a geologist, an avid mineral and jade collector, and an expert in mineral identification. His family shares that he was a skilled outdoorsman and an adventurer. He loved water sports, which included water skiing on mountain lakes, snorkeling and deep sea fishing in the ocean. When he was not in the wild outdoors, he loved spending time with family, gardening, socializing, helping, and teaching many people in many different ways. He loved, and was loved by many.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Kathleen, of the family home; his sons, Nathan Laidlaw of Riverton, WY, Ryan Laidlaw and his wife Darci of Saratoga Springs, UT, and Eric Laidlaw and his wife Hayley of Lehi, UT; his daughters, Sara Wyatt and her husband, Jonathon of Eagle Mountain, UT and Melissa Kucera and her husband Seth of Riverton, WY; his father, Malcolm Laidlaw; his brother, Donald Laidlaw and his wife Sharee of Murray, UT; his sisters, Susan Kendrick and her husband, Steve of Grand Junction, CO and Carol Harris and her husband, Bill of Murray, UT; and his thirteen grandchildren, Julia Laidlaw, Misael Laidlaw, Thomas Laidlaw, Jacob Laidlaw, Kara Laidlaw, Lucy Laidlaw, Scott Laidlaw, Mercedes Laidlaw, Eleanor Laidlaw, Sofia Wyatt, Ethan Wyatt, Samuel Kucera and Hazel Kucera.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Mae Mildred Laidlaw; his brother, Malcolm Kembur Laidlaw, Jr. and his infant daughter, Heather Alisa Laidlaw.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.