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Glenn Bartyn Victor

Born: 5/21/1928, Ogden, Utah
Death: 1/5/2016, Aurora, Colorado
Viewing: 01/14/2016 6:00 to 8:00 pm, , Spanish Valley Mortuary
Service: 01/15/2016, 11:00 am, Moab LDS Stake Center
Interment: 01/15/2016, 12:30 pm, , Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Glenn Victor passed away January 5, 2016. Glenn was born May 21, 1928, in Ogden, Utah, to Omar Octavian Victor and Mary (Bartyn) Victor. He was the oldest of their three children. He graduated from East High School where he met the love of his life, Dorothy Mae Busby. They were married in January, 1948, in Salt Lake City. They had three children, Vicki Leigh, Lauri Ann and Glenn Bartyn II (Bart). The trucking industry brought Glenn and Dorothy to Moab in 1953, and he made the Moab Valley his home for the next 55 years. Unfortunately, Glenn lost Dorothy to cancer in 1967, and he focused his efforts on his work and supporting his young children. Throughout the years, Glenn owned a variety of businesses. He was one of the first golf professionals at the Moab Golf Club, owned Moab Rentals which rented everything from Polaris to Pontiac, movie theaters and restaurants. He was the second Exalted Ruler at the Moab Elks Lodge, BPOE 2021. As a golf professional at the Moab Golf Club, Glenn started the junior golf program and would often tell stories of picking kids up at school in the bus and driving them out to the golf course to pass on his life-long love of the game. As a restaurant owner/operator, Glenn ran the Grand Ice Cream Parlor (now the Moab Diner), the Mi Vida Restaurant (now Sunset Grill) and the Grand Old Ranch House (now Desert Bistro).

Glenn retired from the restaurant business in 1999 and enjoyed many years of golf in Moab. He moved to Glenwood Springs in 2007 to be closer to family. No longer golfing as much, Glenn focused on his other passion, classic cars, and became a member of the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge, BPOE 2286. He enjoyed cruise nights in his red 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire and made many friends that shared his passion.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, his parents and his brother, Owen. Glenn is survived by his three children, Vicki (Tom) Oldmen of St George, Utah, Lauri Victor of Moab, and Bart (Jennifer) Victor of Glenwood Springs, his sister, Barbara (Briant) Stringham of Murray, Utah, grandchildren Sommar Johnson of Moab, Karissa Johnson of Rifle, Colorado, Christopher TJ Victor, three great grandchildren and former spouses Joyce Ossana Victor and Katie Curtis Victor.

Viewing will be at 6:00 pm at Spanish Valley Mortuary on Thursday, January 14, and funeral services will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 710 Locust Street, Moab, on Friday, January 15, at 11:00 am. An additional celebration of life will be held in the spring in Glenwood Springs for friends who are not able to travel to Moab. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

Tributes

1/14/2016 - I am sorry to hear of Glenn's passing, but when I think of Glenn I can only smile. What a character he was. When me and my siblings were young we went to the drive-in...a couple of us may have been in the trunk of the car...he knew, but never confronted us...I know this because he told me later when I worked for him at the Ice Cream Parlor and then worked at the Grand Old Ranch House as Glenn's Glorified Book Keeper, which allowed the privilege of driving the "gentlemen Jim" truck to the store everyday for fresh produce for all Glenn's resturants... I learned so much working with Glenn and will always be grateful. Great memories of Glenn and his kids...love ya Bart - Jody Jackson Ellis

1/14/2016 - Glenn was a wonderful person. Years ago when he owned the local movie theatre my paralyzed husband and I went a couple of times and both times Glenn told us, "I don't want your money!" He was always doing things for others. He was a role model for others. We want his family to know he will be missed. Sincerely, Richard and Mary Jane Cozzens - Richard and Mary Jane Cozzens

1/11/2016 - I would like to pay a tribute to my uncle "Vic". He was my namesake and I have been proud to bear the Bartyn name. My Mother who was Dorothy's oldest sister and my family would make many Annual Vacations south from Salt Lake to Moab to visit Uncle Vic and Aunt Dorothy when I was a young boy. I was always excited to see my cousins and family. We did many outings and had many fun days. My most favorite memory was traveling to Mesa Verde. I was only 5 or 6 at the time, but I remember how much fun we all had. We also had many fun reunions in Salt Lake at our "Nanny's" house during summer and Christmas vacations with all of our extended family. Uncle Vic shared my love for Cars and Golf and we talked about that each time I would see him. We will all miss you Uncle. You were always happy and smiling and everyone knew when you entered the room. You always had that persona and charisma that engaged whoever you were around. We love you and your family and will miss you. Much love to Vickie, Laurie and Bart. From the Weeks family:) - David Bartyn Weeks

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