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Sharon Beryl Porter Glasgow

08/08/1938 - 04/06/2024
Service Date: 04/20/2024
Service Time: 12:00 pm
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 977 E Broadway Rd. Mesa
Visitation Date: 04/20/2024
Visitation Time: 11:00 am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Interment: Mountain View Memorial Gardens

Sharon Beryl Porter Glasgow passed peacefully on April 6, 2024 in Gilbert AZ at the age of 85.  She was born on August 8, 1938 in Prescott, AZ to Evan and Inez Porter.  She was the 4th child and had 2 older brothers and 1 sister.  She loved to hunt for turquoise in the train tracks near their home and watch the parades from the top of the Courthouse steps.  At the age of 6 her family moved to Tucson. Her mom and dad made their home out of adobe bricks that they made.  The children stomped the straw into the mud to help out.  After building 3 or 4 adobe homes, living in them and selling them, they settled in the Binghampton area of Tucson.  She made lifelong friends there. They played in the desert gullies and chased jackrabbits, played games and listened to programs on the radio.  She loved the rodeo and Roy Roger movies.  Two more brothers joined the family in Tucson. Her first job was at the Drug Store making sandwiches and Sundaes. She loved secretarial and music classes in school and graduated from Tucson High in 1956.  Their family then moved to Mesa.

She met Harold Glasgow at Stake Conference. They dated for 24 days, got engaged and were married on November 16, 1956 in the Mesa Temple.  They lived in Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert and then on Jarvis Street in Mesa.  They raised 6 children – Lori, Lona, Lane, Laird, Lathe, and Lexine.  They also had 2 Navajo foster daughters, RoseMary Allen and Sylvia Laughter.  Mom made most of our clothes, made bread every Thursday, taught many kids piano lessons in Gilbert and Mesa, and was the organist for many years in the 9th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  She was a lifelong member and held many callings at church, including – RS President, Primary President, Spiritual Living Teacher in RS, and her favorite – Den Mother in Cub Scouts.  We walked to church as a family and had homemade ice cream on Sunday nights.  She took music classes at MCC when all her kids were in school.  She loved being in The Arizona Mormon Choir for many years.  Mom & Dad always had home improvement projects going on in the home.  Mom was thrilled when they were able to buy the Pierce’s baby grand piano!

Mom and Dad went to North Carolina to take care of Grandma after all their kids were married.  They were there for 11 years.  They served in the Washington DC Temple 2 days a week for 3 ½ years. Dad served as Bishop for over 4 years.  Mom served in the Raleigh North Carolina Temple for 5 years.  After returning to Mesa they served in the Mesa Temple for almost 2 years.  They sold their home on Jarvis and bought a mobile home in The Glenn in the same ward.  Mom and Dad served a mission in Louisville Kentucky for 9 months.  Shortly after returning Dad passed away on December 28, 2007.

Sharon served 2 service missions at the ROC, doing family history indexing at The Inter Stake Center.  She quilted humanitarian quilts once a week with the RS sisters in her ward, kept a garden, loved to read, attended the temple weekly and loved to gather with her family for Sunday dinners. She lived with Lona & Dennis for a year, then Lori, then settled at Serenade Assisted Living in Gilbert.  She loved living there with her friend Joyce Petersen, being in the ward choir, going to activities and the temple.  She dearly loved her Savior.

Sharon is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Glasgow; parents, Evan & Inez Porter; brother, Dwain Porter; sister, Verdaun Tompkinson; brother Doran Porter; and foster daughters, RoseMary Allen and Sylvia Laughter.    She is survived by her brothers, Daryl Porter (Larysa) and Dale Porter (Jana), daughters Lori Lawlor (Stanley), Lona Johnson (Dennis), Lexine Severtson (Toby), and sons Lane, Laird (Kristina), and Lathe (DeeDee).  She has 40 grandchildren and 79 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 12:00pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building at 977 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, with a visitation beginning one hour prior. For those unable to attend there is a link to live stream the event: https://zoom.us/j/93266445678

Interment will be held at the Mountain View Memorial Gardens at 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, after the services.

Arrangements through Bunker Funeral Services.


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • Toni (Crowe) Partridge

    I loved your Mother, she was a “very fine” lady and a good example. When Dan died she called me to see if we could talk. She was not on assignment she did this out of love. Her questions were How are you? Did Dan have life insurance? Do you need anything? I loved her for caring enough to see how I personally was doing since she new my grief after losing Harold.

  • Sharon was a die-hard 9th-warder, and Denna and I have many great memories of her and Harold. I particularly appreciated Sharon’s great service and talent in the musical end of things in the ward. We love all the Glasgows, and our hearts and prayers for peace go out to each of you

  • Darren Stirland

    Fond memories, awesome family, great lady… helped raise me! (Tried to teach me piano, but I was too lazy and stubborn. Thanks for trying, Sis. Glasgow!)

  • I think me and my brother Ben would drive her crazy at times when we came over to play, but she always (almost always except for when we were really bad!) had a smile on her face, especially when it was time for us to go home. Lots of great memories growing up in their home and of Sister Glasgow.

  • Sharon was a very sweet lady. I loved getting to know her when I came to the Glen during the winters. We had good visits, loved going to the temple with her and Lona, going with her to quilt on Tuesdays, walking aroung the Glen, and reading the books she would loan me while there. She was greatly missed when she moved. Love to her family at this time. What a great reunion she must be having with her Sweetheart and other loved ones.

  • Sharon wasl such a very special friend and neighbor. Her smile would always lift a heart that was down.
    I am so grateful for the many hours I have spent with the Glasgow family so many good times to remember. Love you all

  • What a strong, beautiful, faithful woman your mother was (and still is). Her many gifts, and pleasant, sincere smile truly blessed us all…Here example fills my heart with a desire to be a simple, sweet, pure, devoted daughter of God…kind and caring..devoted to family, and always willing to serve and share her special gifts. Her children are truly a reflection of her faith and love of the Lord and others. Bless you all as you say your temporary farewells to her at this time. I know you will feel her loss…Love to all. Thank you for your special lights, dear Glasgow family.

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