Mrs.  Glenda Lee Civish Worthington

Obituary for Mrs. Glenda Lee Civish Worthington

May 3, 1933 - October 13, 2020
North Salt Lake, Utah | Age 87

An adventurous soul, loving wife, mother and grandmother


Glenda Lee Civish Worthington
1933 ~ 2020
Glenda Lee Civish Worthington, born May 3rd, 1933 in Sunnyside, Utah to Emma Jane Preston Civish and Frederick Marsh Civish, died Tuesday October 13, 2020 in North Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 87. She loved her family and would help them in any way possible. She was a great cook and would happily feed an army at a moment's notice. Thanksgiving was her favorite holiday, hosting it for the entire family for decades. She was an artist, painting in oils. Her paintings hang in the homes of dozens of friends and family. She was a poet. A bronze plaque engraved with one of her poems will be placed at her final resting place. She was a lover of and champion for animals, notable among the many pets a goose that earned her the title "Grandma Goose" and a squirrel that bit everybody but her. She once spent money set aside for Christmas to purchase and release a trapped bobcat, saving it from becoming a pelt. She taught us how to cook, work, pray, fight, love and live. She will live in our hearts forever.
Preceded in death by three husbands, Robert Vivan Powell, Terrance Walter Stevenson, and Larry Frank (Lee) Worthington. Survived by her brothers Fred Jr. and Bill Civish. She was a mother to five children, Jo Ann Tallerico (Jim), Robert Powell Jr. (Annette), LaVern Swenson (Mike), Ray Stevenson (Barbara), and Scott Stevenson, deceased, (Tammy); grandmother to ten, great-grandmother to fifteen, and great-great-grandmother to one. Mom chose cremation. A close family celebration of her life will be held at a date to be determined.

No Services Scheduled.

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Mom loved animals, a suggested donation site is Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. She especially loved no-kill shelters.
  • Best Friends Animal Society
    5001 Angel Canyon Road
    Kanab, UT 84741-5000

Message from the Family

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the animal charity of your choice. We encourage you to leave memories about your time with our mother for all of us to share. Thank you for all the condolences we have already received.