Glenda Elizabeth Welch Pedersen passed away on March 23, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was born on August 26, 1943 in Crenshaw, Mississippi to Ruby Inez Berry; Dallas Ruby Welch. She married her eternal companion Melvin Hess Pedersen on April 9, 1971 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They enjoyed many years of traveling to various countries and visiting numerous temples together.
Mom spent her life being a caretaker for her family. She made sure her family had a home cooked meal every evening along with packing lunches daily, washing a lot of laundry, and cleaning the home. She also helped care for other neighborhood children while their parents worked. She enjoyed visiting and going out with her friends, watching TV, reading books, and doing word search puzzles. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. She served in various church callings, including a service mission at the Family History Library. She was very giving and loved to give to others, her final gift as an organ donor was the gift of sight when she donated her corneas to help others.
She is survived by her 6 children: Spencer (Laura) Pedersen, Mandy Pedersen, KayLynn (Ben) Oldenburg, Tobi (Mason) Fullmer, Holli (Spencer) Belt, and Michael (Tiffany) Pedersen, 15 Grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, and 4 sisters: Sharon (Gary) Davidson, Mickey (Dale) Tribble, Sandy Warren, and Jackie (Lennie) Luther. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and 4 siblings: Ervil, Freddie, Bobbie
Jean, and Vickie Welch.
A viewing will be held on Thursday April 1, 2021 at Larkin Mortuary 260 E South Temple from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday April 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Orchard 3rd ward meetinghouse 261 E Center St. North Salt Lake, UT 84054 with visitation from 10:00 am – 10:30 am. Funeral services will also be broadcast through Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85357859431?pwd=aFhzb2ZqSEFDQnNTMmtZMzgyTWZZQT09
Interment Memorial Lakeview Cemetery: 1640 Lakeview Dr. Bountiful, UT 84010