Glen Allen 'Griz' 'Howdy' Burgess

February 18, 1942 - December 20, 2021

Glen Allen “Griz” “Howdy” Burgess, age 79, Passed away peacefully December 20th, 2021 at his home in West Jordan Utah of natural Causes. He was born February 18th, 1942 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Alvin and Vera Burgess.

Glen and his mom moved to California after Alvin was Killed in World War II saving his fellow service man and was given the purple heart. Glen was fortunate enough to gain a wonderful stepdad Doyle and the family grew from there. Glen grew up in Pomona, Ca where his love for cars grew into what some would call an obsession. Glen loved sports and the outdoors. Which contributed to Glen moving to Utah.  Once he was in Utah he joined the LDS church because of their strong stance on the importance of family. Glen practiced faithfully until lives obligations kept him away from home for periods at a time.  He never stopped believing in the ways of the gospel however, although he quit attending church years ago.  Glen was highly involved in the community and sports where he was a positive influence on countless young lives and cherished all the memories he had at the ballfield. 

Glen was preceded in death by his father Alvin G Burgess, mother Vera Sager, Stepfather Doyle Sager, and son Joshua Allen Burgess

Glen was survived by the love of his life and wife of 50 years Susan D Burgess, daughters Wendy Collard, Kasey Lynn (Rob), Jodi Susanne (Brad), sons Glen Allen Jr. (Carrie), Samuel Allen (B), 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Sister Annette Sharrer (Bill), Brothers Omer Sager (Patrice) and Charles Sager.

A viewing will be held Tuesday January 4th from 6-8pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Millcreek, Utah.  There will also be a viewing from 11:00 am to 11:45 am on January 5th prior to the funeral services at noon at the West Jordan 6th Ward meeting house, 7265 South 2700 West, West Jordan, Utah.  Followed by the graveside ceremony at Pleasant Green Cemetery, 9200 West 3500 South, Magna, Utah.  A luncheon will be held at the LDS Meeting house to celebrate Glens Life and Visit immediately following the graveside service at approximately 2:30 pm.

We would like to extent a special thank you to Peggy with Brightstar Care and whomever else has helped Glen these last few years as he struggled to feel like a man because of his limited capabilities. As well as Orin and Bill for the friendship and countless games of golf you shared. He loved playing the WII and forgetting for a moment his body was abandoning him.

In lieu of flowers please give to Shriner’s hospital or St Judd’s Children’s hospital.