Stanley Robert Glendenning

glendenning-stanley-obit-1June 15, 1935 — October 22, 2016

Stanley Robert Glendenning, age 81, passed away Oct. 22, 2016, at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, Utah. He was born June 15, 1935, in Wichita, Kansas to Velma Louise Baker and Lee Glendenning.

Stan married his sweetheart Crystal Earlene Andrews on Aug. 15, 1954. They met in Junior High. He said the greatest moment of his life was when he was 15, and she looked up into his eyes and told him she loved him.

Stan grew up in Wichita and attended North High School.

Stan and Crystal started their family in Santa Monica, California where he was stationed in the army. They had three children: Doug, Deane, and David.

Stanley worked for Continental Baking Company delivering ‘Wonder Bread’, later he had an Archway Cookie franchise and delivered cookies to grocery stores, and after that, he had a ‘Little Debbie’ route.

He was kind. He loved people, and people loved him.

His family joked that he had as many lives as a cat. He survived a stroke, throat cancer, a motorcycle accident, skin cancer, and many other ailments.

Stanley is survived by his children, Doug Glendenning (Gretchen), St. George, Utah, Deanne Denny, San Diego, CA, David Glendenning (Michelle), St. George, UT; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Rhea Wilson (Wichita, Kansas); brother, Jim Glendenning (Alexandria, VA). He is preceded in death by his wife, Crystal Earlene Andrews and his parents, Lee and Louise Glendenning.

Family members celebrated his life with a small service and Military Honors on Oct. 23, 2016, in St. George, Utah.

Much thanks to Stan’s friends and caretakers at the Veterans Home in Ivins. His love for them and their love for him was a special comfort to his family.

Arrangements were made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff St., St. George, Utah, 435-673-2454.

Friends and family are invited to sign Stanley’s online guest book at

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