Heaven has welcomed an angel. Helen Glade Fenton was born November 15, 1923 and passed away September 13, 2021. Our Mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend lived an exemplary life of love, faith, strength, resilience and service. She was a peacemaker and tireless in her work ethic.
Helen was the daughter of George Blair and Velma Nuttall Glade. She was the oldest of six children, with siblings George, Preston, Kathryn, Barbara, and Royden. It was said that she was the apple of her father’s eye.
She attended Emerson Elementary, Roosevelt Jr. High and East High. After graduation she attended L.D.S. Business College and worked at Heber J. Grant Company. It was there she met Dale Fenton, her future husband.
Dale and Helen were married March 10, 1944 in the Salt Lake Temple. US Navy responsibility took them to San Francisco where Dale served and Helen worked. When Dale was sent to Okinawa, Helen returned to Utah. Upon Dale’s return, they settled in Salt Lake City where they raised six children. She also cared for an elderly aunt, devoted her life to a son who was ill, worked at Weight Watchers, was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and played the organ in the temple. She loved playing games (over a thousand of them with her son, Alan), baking rhubarb pies, and sharing all that she had with anyone in need.
She is survived by sons, Dale and Kirk (Elaine), daughters, Ann (Dave) and Sally (Kurt), a brother, Royden, 28 grandchildren, and 77 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband Dale, sons Blair and Alan, and a grandson Michael.
Viewings: Monday, September 20, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, and September 21, 2021, 9:30 – 10:30 am. Funeral: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 11:00 am. All services at Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Millcreek, Utah. A live stream of the funeral will be available. To watch the funeral service live scroll to the bottom of Helen’s obituary page at HolbrookMortuary.com on the day of the funeral; where the funeral will remain available to watch for 90 days.