Missionary Spotlight - Glen Scholl
Glen Scholl and Judith Anne Jones were married in the St. George Temple in 1965. They met while attending the College of Southern Utah. After graduating from college, Judy began teaching school in Norwalk, while Glen attended college at California State, Fullerton. He transferred to the University of Utah and graduated in 1966. He then completed Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees at Northern Arizona University.
Glen and Judy raised a fine family of seven children; three girls and four boys. They have twenty two grandchildren. Three of the children live in the Utah valley area; while others are in Washington, Wyoming, and Arizona. One of their daughters, Glena, passed away four years ago after a valiant struggle with cancer. Five of their children have served fulltime missions.
After all of their children went off to school, Judy returned to teaching full time. She taught her last twelve years working under Glen who was her principal. He claims that she was one of the best teachers ever! They had to work out an agreement: Glen was the boss at work, but Judy was the boss at home.
Glen and Judy spent many of their retirement years caring for others, including Judy’s parents and their daughter. They had anticipated serving a fulltime mission together, but were unable to do so because of Judy’s early onset Alzheimer’s.
Glen and Judy have always loved serving in the Church. Because the Church was not very strong in many of communities where they lived, they have served in a wide variety of callings in their branches, wards, and stakes. They often had to travel ninety miles one way to attend stake meetings. When the four boys were younger, Glen was heavily involved in scouting and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award.
Reestablishing family bonds has always been especially important to Glen. He lost his mother and father when he was quite young and he was not able to meet many of his relatives as his last grandmother died when he was just a year old. Glen is grateful that he was converted to the Church at age eleven. Not surprisingly, Glen fosters an intense interest in family history. He looks forward to serving in the family history training center.
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Glen, thank you for sharing your life highlights and that of your family. I appreciate your sharing of the committment you have to family and to the Church. Also, I appreciate working with you at the Family History Training Center-Orem. It's interesting how many of us met our future mates while attending college. I remember Mark E. Petersen at one of the BYU Devotionals indicating that BYU (and I'm sure we could say the same about other schools--BYU is a finishing school. You meet your mate, and then you are finished!) :-)
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