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James Russell Glauser

02/24/1966 - 08/25/2017
Service Date: 09/02/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2549 N. 32nd Street, Mesa, Arizona

Dr. James Russell Glauser of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on August 25, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah, from complications of a ruptured brain aneurysm. He was 51 years old.

Jim was the youngest child and only son of Dr. Russell O. Glauser and Ramona Bell Glauser. He was born in Ogden, Utah, on February 24, 1966. The family moved to Mesa when Jim was 4 years old, and for the rest of his life, he loved and was very involved in the Mesa community.

After serving a full-time mission for the LDS church in Missoula, Montana, Jim attended Brigham Young University, where he met his sweetheart Catherine Calderwood. They were married in the Mesa LDS temple on April 29, 1989. The couple moved to San Francisco, California, where Jim attended University of the Pacific Dental School. After completing his Orthodontic residency at Eastman Dental Center in New York, Jim and Cathy moved their growing family back to Mesa, where Jim joined his father’s orthodontic practice and grew it significantly over the last 22 years.

Jim spent his life generously giving back to his community, leading and loving his family, restoring old cars, and serving in his church. He will be remembered as a larger-than-life, big-hearted man who lived life to the fullest.

He is survived by his wife and their six children, Jessica Glauser St. Martin (Nathaniel), Emily Catherine Frost (Spencer), Daniel James Glauser, Rachel Glauser, Megan Glauser, and Abigail Glauser, along with his sisters Sandi Glauser, Cheri Christensen, and Marci Shill.

A visitation with the family will be held Friday, September 1st from 6:00-8:00 pm. Memorial services will be held Saturday, September 2nd at 10:00 am. Both services will be held at the LDS Stake Center at 2549 N 32nd St., Mesa, AZ 85213.



  • Wayne G Thorpe, DDS

    We have been close friends and associates of the Glauser family for over 30 years. I loved working with both Russ and Jim. This is very sad news for us and a heartfelt condolence is sent to the family. You are in our hearts and prayers, Dr. Thorpe, Jeanne and family

  • Sharon Connellan

    My deepest sympathies and prayers to Jim’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of working with Jim at Eastman Dental Center where he did his Orthodontic training some 20 years ago. A great guy,he will certainly be missed. Sharon Connellan Treatment Coordinator,EIOH

  • My daughter is a patient at his office..can’t explain to tell you the smile on her face when she same him….he lite up the room. Even to tell her the braces weren’t coming off any time soon..He made you feel like you were family…his family…. God bless…our prayers go out to his family…And to everyone who was fortunate enough to know him…

  • May I offer my sincere condolences. May your hearts find comfort in God’s Word where it states: “He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord will wipe the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace, no sickness (Isaiah 33:24), and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in God’s Word, family, friends and good memories at this time. My deepest sympathy to you.

  • Our hearts breaks for Jim’s family and friends. Jim was a great colleague and was always so kind and friendly. We will keep Jim, his family, and his friends in our prayers. He will be missed tremendously. God bless his family.

  • Van Bethancourt

    We have known and been associated with the Glausers for many years. My children and I have fond memories of backpack trips that we took into the Windriver Mountains of Wyoming with Russ and Jim. Jim was one of my scouts when I served as a scout leader. So it is with a heavy heart that I write this now. Jim was a good friend and business associate, but most of all a good man and he will be missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

  • Gary & Cecilia Moersch

    I first met Dr. Glauser when I practiced family medicine across the parking lot from the Mesa Office, I took care of many of his staff over the years and then finally saw him for correction of my own teeth, he was the kindest person I have ever met, he corrected my teeth and he even put me in his office book of before and after. He cared for my step-son and even would met him after school hours when Caleb could not get there before closing, he even had Caleb come to his house a few times to make adjustments. Dr. Glauser would always go above and beyond what most people are willing to do. My family was so heart broken to hear the news, he will be greatly missed. To his wife, Catherine and all of his children our deepest sympathy, you will all be in our prayers. God Bless you all

  • my prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends. he was always so nice to my family. very sweet guy.

  • Greg and Lisa Porter

    We are so deeply saddened at Dr Glausers sudden passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with his family, he was a great guy who Loved life and was so caring of others. He will be so missed!

  • Sandra and Burns King

    Sooo sorry to hear about the passing of such a great individual! Dr Glauser and Williams have been our orthodontist for 4 of my kids. He will truly be missed! He leaves a piece of memory with my family and i am sure hundreds of other ones throughout the valley. May you find peace and comfort knowing you are an eternal family and you will be reunited again one day. Heavenly Father is always in charge and he is aware of your family. Our love and prayers go out to you.

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