Glendon R Blau, son of Herman and Teresa Mae Richardson Blau, returned to his heavenly home on February 21, 2019, to be reunited with his sweetheart, Twila Ray Rogers, after nearly 4 and ½ years. Their son, Larry, preceded him in death and was also waiting to greet him in heaven. Glendon is survived by their children, Debra Blau, Brenda (Eddie) Nevitt, Marsha (Bret) Niedens, Kerwin (Heidi-Ann Maas) Blau, and Darel Blau; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He is deeply loved and will be missed by many.
Glendon grew up and went to school in Mesa, AZ, and worked with his dad and brothers serving the community with their H Blau and Sons Plumbing company. He was brilliant at figuring out ways to fix things. He later worked at Desert Samaritan Hospital as their mechanical foreman, where they would say, “If Glendon Blau can’t fix it…..throw it away!”
Glendon served honorably in the Argentine Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held various church callings throughout his life, and loved to be a temple worker, first in the Mesa Temple and later at the Gilbert Temple. He loved the gospel, his family, and the Savior. He truly followed the Savior’s counsel to “Love one another.”
Glendon learned early in life on the farm to be a hard worker, and that work ethic continued throughout his life. He enjoyed working in his garden, mainly growing vegetables to give to friends and neighbors. He was a lifelong scouter and encouraged many young men to earn the rank of Eagle. Music was an especially important part of Glendon’s life. He learned to play the trumpet, guitar, and harmonica, and loved singing around the piano with his family or in the church choir. He was a loving, kind man whose constant advice to all was “Keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart.” He will always be in our hearts!
Services will be held in the Chandler East Stake Center, located on Greenfield Road about 2 and ½ miles south of the Gilbert Temple (21320 South Greenfield Road, Gilbert, Arizona 85298). There will be a viewing on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. There will be a second viewing at 9:00am on Saturday, March 2, 2019, followed by the funeral service at 10:00am. Interment will be at the City of Mesa Cemetery.