Glen Ray Hunsaker was born in 1937, and passed away in his home on February 25, 2023, after a courageous battle with Parkinsons' disease, something that he never allowed to define him.
He was born to Glendale and Vilate Hunsaker in Tremonton, Utah, and raised in Honeyville as one of five children. He enjoyed cows and hard work, living & working at the Gardner Dairy in Honeyville beginning in the eighth grade, and continuing until he graduated from Box Elder High in 1955. He attended Utah State University, studying Education, and graduating in 1962. As a student, he worked as a groundskeeper at Utah State.
While weeding a flower bed near her dorm, he met Sally Jean Beckstead, who was on her way back from an archery class. He stole one of her arrows and promised to return it if she would go on one date with him. That one date turned into many dates as college students, resulting in marriage In the Salt Lake Temple in 1957.
With a degree in Education, his first job took him to Vernal Utah where he taught math at Ashley Valley Jr. High, and driver's education at Uintah High School for 20 years. He was always involved in other employment to help supplement his income. This consisted of a hobby farm in the country and the Highway Husky Gas/Ice business. This gave him the opportunity to teach his children the value of hard work and love for animals.
After his six children graduated from high school, he and Sally moved to Sandy, Utah where he continued to teach math at Indian Hills Middle School along with driver's education at Jordan High. After eight years, he retired and returned to Cache valley, where he and Sally first fell in love. They have lived and loved the River Heights community.
In his retirement, he found time to work at Dahle Motors where he made many lasting friendships. While living in River Heights he was introduced to the Happy Factory, a humanitarian wood working company that makes small wooden toys for children across the world. He found this to be a most rewarding and fulfilling opportunity. Ray took pride in knowing that he played a part in making and delivering 259,000 toys to children all over the world. He loved working with the countless charity groups, clubs, individuals and eagles scout projects as they helped to assemble and oil cars.
Ray lived a life of service. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Of the many callings, he loved the time he spent at the recommend desk of the Logan Utah Temple. He loved the friendships he made on his early Wednesday morning assignment. He loved to garden and shared more corn, tomatoes, squash and green beans than one could ever imagine.
He is preceded in death by his parents Glendale and Vilate, and siblings Glenna, Curtis, and Dee. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sally Hunsaker. Children include Jeanne (Ken) Clement, Darlene (Dan) Winterholler, Glen (Holly) Hunsaker, Holly (Steve) Hill, Joy (Don) Gowans, and Teryl (Maria) Hunsaker. He is also survived by his sister Linda (Wayne) White. He has 27 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren, with two more expected shortly. He loved his kids, and grandchildren, always teaching the value of love and hard work.
The viewing will be on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 10:00-11:30 AM at 465 North 300 East Providence, Utah. The funeral will follow at 12:00 PM and he will be laid to rest in the Providence Utah Cemetery.
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