American Veteran 04

Glenn LaMar Barnson

August 31, 1929 ~ March 31, 2021 (age 91)


Glenn LaMar Barnson returned to his loving Heavenly Father on March 31, 2021.

Glenn was born August 31, 1929 in Neola Utah to LaMar C. and Thelma Costello Barnson.  He grew up in Salt Lake City and at the age of 15 his family moved to Montpelier Idaho.  Glenn graduated from Montpelier High School.  He lettered in football, basketball, track and played tenor sax in a 12 piece orchestra.  After High School he attended LDS Business College where he graduated with a degree in accounting.

In October 1950 he returned to Montpelier where he married his high school sweetheart Mary Jean Einzinger.  To this union they added 3 children, Cyndie, Teresa, and David.

Two weeks after their marriage, Glenn was drafted into the Army where he served in the Korean War as a Sergeant in the 40th Infantry.  He was awarded the Bronze Star for action on the Hahn River.  After his tour of duty was complete, he decided to leave his job in Ogden.  He moved back to Montpelier and joined the family business Einzinger Shoe Store.  He was actively involved in the community where he served as a Rotary Club member, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, President of the Bear Lake County Ambulance Service, and chairman of the Golf Commission.  In 1972 he left Einzingers  and took a job as President of BISCO and Paramount Industrial Supply in Soda Springs Idaho.  He retired in 1993.

Glenn was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He has served in many positions.  He was a member of the 5th Ward Bishopric, and later Executive Secretary for 5 different Bishops.  He and Mary Jean served in the Logan Temple for 5 years.

He is survived by Mary Jean his wife of 70 years, daughters Cyndie (Jim) Birch of Cokeville, Wyoming, Teresa (Blair) Keetch of Heyburn, Idaho, David (Annette) Barnson of Montpelier, Idaho.  12 Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren and  brother Ray Barnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents,  brother (Earl Barnson), his son David Glenn Barnson, grandchildren Jenny and Andy Barnson, and son-in-law Blair Keetch.

His friendly smile, kindness, thought for the day and willingness to serve others will be missed.

Funeral services will be held Thursday April 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Montpelier 3rd/5th Ward Chapel.  Friends may call at Schwab Matthews Mortuary Wednesday April 7 from 6-8 p.m. and at the church April 8 from 11:00-12:30 .   Burial will be in the Montpelier Cemetery.  (Masks are  encouraged)

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April 7, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schwab Matthews Mortuary

April 8, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Montpelier 5th Ward Chapel

Funeral Service
April 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Montpelier 5th Ward Chapel

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