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Glen Gaddie

Service Date: 08/27/2022
Service Time: 9 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1455 N. Harris Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203
Visitation Date: 08/26/2022
Visitation Time: 5-7 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona

Remembering with love our beloved Glen Gaddie who passed away peacefully in his home with his wife at his side. He was 66 years old. He is survived by his immediate family, and hundreds of extended family, coworkers, friends and neighbors who will continue to cherish and love him.

Glen served a mission for The LDS Church at age 20. His missionary efforts continued for the rest of his life. He became an educator in private, trade, and charter schools. Teachers, staff and students adored him. He was a gentle kind person who was always concerned about others. He sang country music and was an extremely talented drummer. He was a great patriot who loved the founders of our country and stood for liberty.

Funeral services are Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. preceded by an open casket viewing at 8:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 1455 N. Harris Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203. An additional viewing will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022, at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa. Bunker’s Garden Chapel handled the arrangements: Their website: www.bunkerfuneral.com.


  • Sending so much love from the Ohara family. Glen was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. He had a HUGE POSITIVE impact on my life. He will be greatly missed <3

  • Glenn lived in my heart from the moment I met him. The first time we met was my at teaching interview. We talked briefly about my qualifications and then we talked for more than an hour about family. I knew him as my friend and for all that knew him, a great hugger.

  • Jerry and Carole Cullen

    Jenny we love you and Glen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Desiree Marines

    Glen was such an amazing man, compassionate and kind! My heart goes out to his whole family, who I know he loved more than anything. He gave me a wonderful opportunity to teach, for which I am eternally grateful. I will always remember you for your leadership, loving heart, and twinkle in your eye! Hugs and much love from the Marines family.

  • I want to offer my sincerest condolences on the loss of Glen. My heart aches for each and every one of you. Glen taught me how to be a leader. He believed in me and pushed me out of my comfort zone. He was like family and I will miss him dearly. May God comfort you all during this time.

  • Glen is a wonderful husband, father, son, and friend. who demonstrates his inner principles and integrity at all times. He was influential while he lived on the earth but was so humble that he was like a hidden treasure. He gave people a chance to be seen in a better light and gave opportunities that were so appreciated by the people who knew him and worked with him. My best to his great family.

  • Kerry & Kathy McNeil

    Jenny and family we love you and are praying for you! May you feel our Savior’s comforting arms around you. Glen was such an amazing man and will be so missed! Sending love and hugs from the McNeil’s Kerry, Kathy, Austin, Marshelle and Danielle

  • When I started working for Mr. Gaddie 12 years ago, I quickly learned how he loved our country and our founding fathers just as did. This led to a close friendship over the years which my husband Scott also shared with him. Mr. Gaddie inspired me to be the best I can be at my job, by the way he always lead by example. I will continue to honor him and his legacy everyday here at the school. He always made time for me, I will always be grateful for our talks and will miss him dearly! My heart is so heavy at the thought of his absence in our lives, but I know to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord, so grateful our life doesn’t end here. My heart and my prayers go out to his dear wife, Jenny and to every member of the Gaddie family.
    Mr. Gaddie this is not goodbye, it’s see you later my friend.

  • I was Glen and Jenny’s home teacher for many years when I was in Harris 2nd Ward. I feel we had a special bond with each other not only with our faith but for the love of our country. Glen never passed the opportunity to share the gospel or his political beliefs . He was an example to me and will be greatly missed. Till we meet again Glen! Love ya man!

  • Amanda Torre (Konderwich)

    My condolences to the entire family. Praying for you all 🙏

  • Glen and the entire Gaddie family have been lifelong friends, his passing is like losing another member of our family! Rest in peace old friend, catch you on the other side!

  • Our deepest condolences, RIP Mr. Gaddie

  • Deepest condolences & thoughts & prayers to Glen’s family. I really got to start to know Glen when he interviewed me for the first time to become a teacher. After only 5 minutes of talking to him I instantly knew where I belonged and his school needed to be my new home. I am so glad we felt the same way. He was my biggest cheerleader, always telling me how great I was doing and how proud he was of me for working so hard. He gave the best hugs and he was one of the many reasons I loved doing what I do. I always joked and said he was one of my most favorite people and that still rings true. He is going to be deeply missed by so many. Thinking of everyone whom he touched throughout his time here on Earth.

  • Glen is one of the most loving, kind, compassionate, positive, patriotic, and humble people I’ve ever met. He loved to see others succeed and helped them any way he could to do so. Glen’s belief that every child deserved an excellent education fueled his goal of providing exactly that. He and Jenny’s life’s work has made a huge positive impact on tens of thousands of students, their families, teachers, staff, and countless others. They were extended family. I am humbled that Glen trusted and had faith in me to be a part of his life’s work. He will always be my precious brother, a wise adviser, an incredible mentor, and amazing boss. Glen has graduated to the next phase of his journey, and his great legacy will live on through his loving wife and family. We love and miss you Glen.

  • My heart goes out to Glens family, and my prayers are with them. Glen was the most kind, giving and caring person. I loved being a teacher at his school. He touched my heart in many ways. He was always there to help and guide me and the students. When he came into the classroom the children would brighten up with smiles on their faces, because of their love for him. He was so positive and and uplifting. He will be missed by all.

  • Glen was not only my employer for the past 23 years of my life he is good friend. No man has ever had more love for his wife then Glen has for his Jenny. He once told me that when his time on earth came to an he wanted people to pause and remember, “There lived a goodly man.” He is one of the best I have ever known.

  • Brittany Johnston McGee

    In 1999 I walked into the halls of a new charter school called Burke Basic. I was homeschooled up until 6th grade and Mr Gaddie was the best principal! He was so friend so kind and always said good morning or good afternoon or a simple Helllo always followed by my first name. It meant a lot that he knew my name. He has done so much and my heart breaks for the loss that will be felt by many especially his sweet wife and children. Heaven gained a great man. Prayers to the Gaddie Family!

  • My sincere condolences to the entire Gaddie family. Rest In Peace Glen. Thank you for everything.

  • Dahlia Lockhart

    The phone call that you hope not to receive but comes anyway. My words seem so void and empty.
    I think of Glen and his grin, our discussions about traveling back and forth between the campuses, our love of Bemmers and the many miles we put on our cars, he and his wife encouraging me in my pursuit of a law the degree and running for office.
    There are so many things that run through your mind when someone so full of life leaves the earth… did he finish what he started, was he satisfied with the results, were his priorities centered around faith, family, friendship, and service i.e. working to better those around him ( I’d say he fulfilled the boxes).
    He helped many and most did not even know they were being helped or given an opportunity for second chance.
    I’ve had many years to observe Glen and watch how he treated others and I think those things speak to the person he was and the impact he had.
    As I wrap my mind around the loss, I send my love and well wishes to Jenny and the Gaddie family.
    I wish you nothing but peace as you all try to cope with your families loss and the community deal with the impact of the loss.
    We are here and will miss this young kind spirit😓

  • I knew Glen when our kids played Little League baseball, together. He helped out our team with coaching, always willing to do whatever it took to help the kids and the team, out. He was an outstanding person and will be missed by all who knew him. May God bless Jenny and her boys in this time of sorrow.

  • Your hands, as you gently clasped them in front of you while sharing important stories and ideas. It might be a story we’d heard 50 times, but you kept them new, because they were clearly fresh from your heart. Your love for others was abundantly evident. You’ve instilled a legacy of love and character in many that miss you so much! Thank you for a life well lived! – Krysta Perez

  • Millicent L Watts- Bennett

    I had the greatest respect and appreciation for Mr. Gaddie, both as an administrator and individual. It was an honor to teach under his leadership for 10 years. God bless and comfort those left behind.

  • What an honor to have known and associated with Glen over the years. What a great example he was and will always be to me. He will be dearly missed but not forgotten. All our best to the entire Gaddie family.

  • Kerry & Ellen Adams

    We are sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. Our love and condolences to his family and loved ones.

  • My sweet uncle Glen, whom I love dearly, was a gentle giant. He carried himself with such humility and a big heart full of Christ-like love for all around him. But yet, had a great influence over so many lives. I cherish my time I was able to bond with him, especially during my teen and young adult years. He helped save my family from a very difficult time in our lives and welcomed us in with open arms full of love and charity. I will never forget how he made me feel- I knew I was loved and was a part of a really incredible family that I looked up to and wanted to follow. Those big bear hugs and that smile, the genuine care and concern over my life, the long chats about education, politics, family, and God. That kind of unconditional love changes your life. Since I was a teacher, it was so fun talking shop with him and hearing him tellme how incredible I was- he was one of my very biggest cheerleaders. I learned so so much from him as I observed many, many conversations between him and my mom and my grandparents. He had a major impact in my life and his values and beliefs have created deep roots in my very core. And I pray and hope that his legacy will carry on through me and our family.

  • Christine Anasco

    My deepest sympathies Gaddie family. I will always remember Glen’s kind heart, great leadership skills, and his ability to make his staff feel like family. I truly enjoyed and miss working with the Gaddie family.

  • Dearest Jenny, my heart is heavy for you and the family. Glen was such a remarkable man that was loved by all.
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you

  • My condolences to Jenny and family for your loss. Glen was a true Patriot and American icon may he rest in peace. God Bless

  • Anittssa Rodriguez

    My condolences to the Gaddie family. Glen was a sweet, loving and so tender hearted man. I am heartbroken to hear about this news. I thank him for the opportunity that he gave me and I hope he is beyond proud of everything he has done and has given to others. Blessings.

  • Esteban Angel Martinez

    I went to Burke Basic when I was younger, it saddens me to know we no longer have Glen with us but I’m happy to know he is resting in heaven. One memory I always will have is calling him Mr Daddie because when I was 5 or 6 y/o I couldn’t pronounce my G’s. Mr Gaddie was a great man who left a lifetime impression on you. I wish I would of stopped by Burke to see him and even all the other teachers that may have been around for years. You will be missed Glen, forever in our hearts and memories. I thank you for providing such an amazing learning environment when I was young!

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