Glenn Owen Mangum, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on August 2, 2016, at his home in Mesa, Arizona.
He was the beloved husband of Diane Palmer Mangum. They would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on December 18th. Born in Douglas, Arizona, he was the son of Owen and Margaret Catherine Mangum. He attended Douglas schools, Cochise College, Brigham Young University, and graduated from Arizona State University. Although he graduated in Business Management, his love and career was in construction.
He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in various callings including Bishop of the Red Mountain Ward in the Salt River Stake. Most recently he served as the Stake Sunday School President in the Red Mountain Stake.
He enjoyed woodworking, good movies, and being with his wife and family. He was an avid reader and loved history, but his greatest love was studying the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He will be remembered for his love and selfless service to others. He was a faithful home teacher and loved those he visited.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Palmer Mangum, his children Alisha Forrester Scott, Scott Mangum (Rebecca Wilcock Mangum), Richard Mangum, Rachael Gardner (Whit Gardner), granddaughter Mia Wong, mother Margaret Catherine Merrill (Verne Merrill), siblings Carol Westphal, Daniel Mangum, and Joan Winward. He is preceded in death by his father Owen A. Mangum.
The funeral service is Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10:00 am at the LDS Skyline Stake Center, 10305 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85208, with interment at the Mountain View Cemetery. The viewings will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201 and on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 9:00 – 9:45 am at the LDS Skyline Stake Center.
Memorial donations may be made to “Glenn Mangum Memorial” at https://www.gofundme.com/glennmangum