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Glen "Warren" Gaddis

Glen "Warren" Gaddis passed away at LDS Hospital on December 24, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah due to complications from COPD. Warren was 72 years old and was with his wife, sons and daughter-in-law at the time of his death. Warren was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 2, 1943. He was the fourth of five boys born to Glen Dale and Franc Ida Gaddis.

Warren graduated from Highland High School in 1961 and received a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah. He married Judith Ann Ross in 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had two boys, Ethan Ross Gaddis and Benjamin Ty Gaddis.

Warren was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War and was a life-long advocate for peace. He always thought of those less fortunate than himself and cared deeply about issues of child hunger. He had a long and distinguished career with the Utah State Office of Education, where he worked to ensure that every child in Utah had access to nutritious meals at school. He frequently donated time and food to the Utah Food Bank and other charities. Warren loved children both at work and at home. His own children, and more recently his two grandsons, were the light of his life.

Warren was a peaceful, hard-working, fun, loving, and supportive father and husband. He loved to ski with his boys, especially when they were kids. He always rejoiced in being a part of their lives as he did with his grandkids, Grayson and Dylan. Warren enjoyed camping, and playing board and card games with his family and cherished life-long friends. He was an excellent cook, famous for his Chicago BBQ sauce and spaghetti dinners. He was an avid reader, life-long learner, and Willie Nelson fan. Warren enjoyed the many hours he spent fixing up the turn-of-the-century bungalow that he shared with his wife for 40 years.

Warren was preceded in death by his father Glen Dale Gaddis, mother Franc Ida Gaddis, and brothers Robert (survived by Carren) Gaddis and Donald (survived by Natalie) Gaddis. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judith Ann Ross Gaddis, his sons, Ethan Ross Gaddis and Benjamin (Erica) Ty Gaddis, grandsons, Grayson Francis Gaddis and Dylan Ross Gaddis, of Salt Lake City, UT and brothers, James (Barbara) Gaddis of Park City, UT and Richard (Annette) Gaddis of Holladay, UT.

A short memorial service will be held on January 10, 2016 at 2:00 at Evans and Early Funeral Home followed by a celebration of Warren's life. In lieu of flowers, donations in Warren's name should be made to the Utah Food Bank.
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