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Stanley Glen Snarr

July 20, 1946 — February 16, 2023

Taylorsville

Stanley Glen Snarr

 

Stanley “Stan”Glen  Snarr, 75, of Taylorsville, Utah transitioned on to the next phase of his spiritual journey; February 16, 2023, surrounded by his loving wife and seven devoted children, after losing a  battle with anaplastic thyroid cancer, that he first became aware of only about a month earlier. 

Stan was born in Murray, Utah, to Donna Jean and Alvin Glen Snarr on July 20, 1947.  He was the first of eight children, four brothers and three sisters, growing up on the Murray family farm, harvesting hay, vegetables, caring for chickens, horses and cows.  Being the eldest child, on a family farm, working hard long hours became ingrained in his DNA,  which he learned to appreciate and ultimately pass on to his own kids.  Stan’s farm chores included milking the   cows before and after school and to teach and delegate duties with siblings and cousins who lived nearby. Living on the “Snarr Farm” not only taught Stan the value of hard work, but came with some other perks of farm life,  including: learning responsibility and an excellent work ethic, riding horses, playing baseball in the fields, hunting ducks and pheasants down by the Jordan River, among many other benefits to country-living that most people only get to dream of these days. 

He graduated from Murray High in 1965 while also playing Church-ball which was as big a deal for him as it was for most basketball players playing ball in Utah in the early 1960s. Stan’s team went on to play in a ‘region tournament’ and his love for basketball never waned.  Stan continued “shooting hoops” his entire life with his boys and weekly pick-up games with life-long friends. 

After high school he attended a year of college at the U of U, then served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in South Korea, for two and a half years, bonding closely with the small number of missionaries there which resulted in him hosting a yearly   dinner reunion, the last one of which occurred this past October of 2022. 

Returning from his mission he joined the US Army National Reserves Korean Linguistic Unit for six years. He worked putting himself through college graduating from U of U. in business marketing.  Not long after, he married Linda Lichfield from Ogden, in March of 1975 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  

A serial entrepreneur, Stan was involved in myriads of sales projects and enterprises, stating one time, “my love of sales began when I walked my red wagon around my neighborhood selling tomatoes and corn.” He fathered seven dynamic children, three girls, and four boys.  They continue to bless the memory of his life and his wife.  During this time, he also learned to fly an airplane to his sales projects, creating some lasting story memories. 

He was always active in his church by accepting ‘callings’ to be young-men, elders, and 70’s president, Sunday school teacher, scout leader (forever) church cleaner, and for eight years a service missionary with his wife. Another passion besides his love of our Savior, his family, his work, flying and church service, was gardening. Stan spent countless hours in his gardens which became a thing of art each and every growing season.   Linda never learned to garden herself but put up the fruits of his hard labors all their married life. He always grew bounteous vegetables including lots of corn and tomatoes and he loved to share their bounty of vegetables with family and friends. 

They traveled a bit to the east and west coasts, and to exotic South Pacific islands. He was known for his wonderful ways of explaining and telling great stories, knowing words to most hymns. He was a jokester, an actor but not a REACTOR, patient, kind, great sense of humor, (notorious for pranking his kids and closest friends), and forever studious and lifelong learner of business and of the gospel.  He was blessed with natural athletic prowess in almost any kind of sport.  

Just this past November Stan and Linda, gratefully, were able to have a family Thanksgiving in town with as many of their children as could come.  Many noticed that he wasn’t quite himself.  His troubles continued throughout December with head and neck aches escalating and then the intense pain traveling to his back and other places.  On January 15, Stan and Linda were officially released from their service mission.  They had grown to adore the people in that area. Only two days prior he was officially diagnosed with cancer, which shortly ended his mission here on Earth about a month later. As shocking as that was, we are grateful his tremendous suffering was not extended. Our faith and belief are that Stan is in a better place with family who earlier finished their missions and continues to serve and bless those on both sides of the veil.   

Stan is survived by his wife Linda Lichfield Snarr, children: Stacy S. Heaps (Michael Heaps), Douglas S. Snarr (Meredith Wilcox Snarr), Gregory G. Snarr (Kellie Kindred Snarr), Samuel Glen Snarr ( Jennifer Ann Snarr), Michael L. Snarr (Kathleen Price Snarr), Tara Snarr Higgins (Tyler Higgins), and Diana Snarr.  (17) Grandchildren: Keaton C. Heaps, Kaleb D. Snarr, Kambree Heaps, Brynlee G.  Snarr, Brennan S. Heaps, Taygan D. Snarr, Ayla L. Snarr, Britta Heaps, Harper Higgins, Hudson G. Snarr, Sarah A. Snarr, Sloane Higgins, Michael L. Snarr Junior, Logan G. Snarr, Quinn Higgins, Rachel A. Snarr, Everett Snarr, # 18 on the way. Siblings: Sterling (Vanda), Danny, (Rhonda)  David, Lynette (Deon), Lynell (Bonese), LeeAnne (Ron), LaRee (Robert) ,and many nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, hosts of friends. 

Many thanks to all the ‘angels’ everywhere who treated, consulted, and worked on his case, and moved mountains to make certain things happen.  Your efforts were phenomenal and humbly accepted.  Thanks to friends, neighbors, and family for demonstrating sincere condolences through various forms of communication, bestowing dinners, gifts, flowers, thoughtful acts of kindnesses, all are received with hearts of humility and gratitude. You demonstrated Christ like attributes which makes this place a bit of Zion or heaven.  God bless you!

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