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Glenn Leach

August 3, 1948 — January 23, 2023

Panguitch/Beaver Dam

January 23, 2023 our family said goodbye to our hero! Dad was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend.

Albert Glenn Leach was born August 3,   1948 in Panguitch, Utah to his loving parents, Bert & Thora Leach. He was welcomed by his big sister, Rolayne and older brother Lewis. Later they all welcomed baby brother Brent.

Dad spent his early years in Alton, Utah and at the age of 9 moved to Panguitch, Utah. This is where his true love for trucks started.

After graduated from Panguitch High School in 1966, He went to work for Kaibab Industry hauling logs. In 1968 he enrolled in Business Machine Repair at Sevier Valley Tech. After getting his two-year certificate and a great job offer with IBM in San Francisco, he realized his heart belonged to truck driving so he turned down the offer and returned to Panguitch.

In 1969 he married Barbara Orton, his best friend and love of his life. They were happily married for 53 years. During those years every dream and goal he set was met; bought a home, started a family, and bought a 1969 Peterbilt. Glenn Leach and Sons Trucking rolled down the road for 25 plus years. The countless friends made turned out to be forever brotherly love.

Being home after all those years was his top priority so he sold his trucks and went to work for Garfield County Road Department. This gave him the opportunity and the time to pursue his desire to become an umpire. We have been told by many players, spectators, and coaches he was so kind and fair. It was obvious how much he loved the youth and how well he understood the game.

He retired in 2007 only to hit the road again with mom and their Texas Twister Vender Booth. They built a successful business and made hard work and long days fun. Their greatest reward was the lasting friendships they made. Dad always said, “so many of those friendships were like family.” During this time, mom and dad, bought a home in Beaver Dam, Arizona with the intent of spending winters there. Dad loved the home and warm weather so it soon became their permanent residence.

Our home was our safe haven and was always open to everyone. No one left there hungry or in need. Dads big heart and desire to love and serve family, friends, or even a stranger was unmatched.

Thanks, dad, for your great example for teaching us the importance of an honest day’s work, for loving our mom with such devotion but most of all for just being you. We love you dearly and will miss you but thankful you are free from your pain.

He is survived by; his wife Barbara, His children; Donny (Cyndi) Leach, Machele (Mark) Nelson, Gary (Sheree) Leach. 13 grandchildren, 21 Great grandchildren all of whom adore him and think they are his favorite…which they are.

Siblings; Rolayne Davis, Lewis Leach, Brent (Betty) Leach

Proceeded in death by; his parents, Son-in-law Steve Pollock (whom he loved like a son) Brother-in-law Joe Davis, Sister-in-law Pat Leach, Nephew Troy Leach.

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