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Glenn Owen Mangum

04/21/1954 - 08/02/2016
Service Date: 08/13/2016
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Skyline Stake Center, 10305 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, Arizona

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



  • Rebecca and Scott, I am so very sorry to know that Scott’s dad has died so prematurely. I can see that he was a very active, loving, wonderful man. My prayers are with all of you. Ann (OA)

  • Jeannine Wright

    Once again I join many in sending love and prayers to you, Diane, and your family. We grew up together and had an even closer relationship because his grandfather and my grandmother were Martineau cousins. That relationship grew even more when we served in the same mission in Argentina. I will miss his warm smiles, abrazos and recuerdos of Argentina. Gone too soon, but I can totally understand Heavenly Father’s need of him in the great work on the other side.

  • Jennie Fullmer

    Diane, I am new to ACA and met you briefly in Tempe a few weeks ago. I knew you and your family were special simply by being in your presence. Your spirit shines bright! My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family.

  • Daniel Bergher

    Glenn, I only met you once. However, I know that you had enough wisdom to marry an amazing woman and stay married to her for almost 40 years. That in itself was a wonderful decision. The fact that she loves you so much and calls you her soulmate tells me you had a whole lot of wonderful qualities, and that it would have been a privilege to get to know you better. Rest in peace.

  • Diane, I was up at girl’s camp when I heard this sad news. I am so sorry. I have been a widow for 18 years. Not easy, but family has helped fill some of the void… I’m sure your children and grandchildren will be there for you as you are for them. I send heart felt condolences. Barb Wilkins

  • Sending condolences and lots of hugs. So very sorry for you and your family.

  • Jim & Tammy Duthie

    Our heartfelt love and thoughts go to all of the wonderful Mangum clan. Some of the best people on earth.

  • Susan Kiefhaber

    So very sorry for your loss. I lost my husband unexpectedly and it is devastating. Take the time you need to grieve. There is no formula or timeline. So glad you know he is with the Lord.

  • Vicki Boartfield

    Diane, the love for Glenn will always shine in you. You radiate happiness and warmth that will carry you through this time. You have so many who love you dearly, and our hearts reach out to you. In prayer.

  • Annette Romualdo


    I cannot fathom the depth of your loss. I am praying for your family during this time of extreme sorrow. Please do let us know if we can help with any needs. You are loved.


  • Ileana Glembin

    Diane, As your loving heart, spirit and kindness have always embraced your ACA family please know that we are all here for you now, when you and your family need us for prayer, comfort and the many hugs for which you are so famous. Glenn was blessed to have been able to spend his life with such an amazing woman. I know that Glenn was your soulmate but know that he continues to watch over you and your family during this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  • Mary Ellen Loose

    Dear Diane – you’ve been close in thought and in my prayers this past week. May you and your family be comforted at this tender time. Glenn was such a kind, valiant soul. He touched so many lives. What a beautiful family you had together. I have so admired the closeness you and Glenn shared.

    With love,
    Mary Ellen

  • Andrew and Anita Petersen

    Words cannot express how much we loved and admired your sweet husband. He was an example of kindness, love and righteousness. His passing came as a complete shock to us. Please accept our condolences and know that our prayers and love go out to you and your family. We are so grateful for the plan of salvation and know that Glenn is blessing many lives on the other side.

    Love, Andy and Anita Petersen

  • I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you Diane and your whole family during this time. May your happy memories and the love of family and friends bring you some comfort and strength during these difficult days.

  • I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Find comfort in the moments shared throughout your lives together that made lasting memories, and love that stays within our hearts for our lifetime, and beyond.

  • To Mr. Mangum’s family, I’m very sorry for your loss. I wanted to offer you some comfort that I’ve found in the Bible. In John 11:25 Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” It’s my hope that you can draw comfort and strength from this promise that we can see our dead loved ones again.

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