Glenda Elizabeth Welch Pedersen

August 26, 1943 ~ March 23, 2021


April 1, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
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    April 2, 2021
    11:00 AM
    261 E Center St. North Salt Lake, UT 84054
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  • 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:
    Interment Memorial Lakeview Cemetery: 1640 Lakeview Dr. Bountiful, UT 84010


    We are so sorry for your loss! I had no idea Glenda was ill when she and I talked last. I'm so sorry we missed her services...I would've loved to come down and seen the family, but we didn't hear till fri night of her passing.... that's when my sister Kathy saw Jeannie's post and pictures. Please accept our condolences. ❤ love DeeDee (uncle Ervil's daughter)

    - Dee Dee Richins
    Glenda was a dear friend. She was a nurturing and caring person. She would call me daily and say, “Hi, how is your day going?” She had a bit of a southern drawl that was characteristically her. She was a loving spouse to Mel, and a great mother to her children. I am sure she is happy to be on the “other side” with her wonderful husband, whom she has missed since he passed. Her children were loving and cared for her as she has been alone. (We have been out of town and got home after the service. So sorry to have missed it.). Blessings to her wonderful family. She was a dear soul. Sincerely, Rita Germer

    - Rita Germer
    Sending love and prayers to you and your family. May her influence continually bless you all.

    - Pankretz Family
    I loved Glenda. She was warm, wise, funny, generous and I will miss her smile. As much as I will miss her, I'm happy she is with Mel as I know she missed him deeply every day. She was a bright star. My heart is with her sweet family.

    - Rachel
    Hello, Glenda was dear to me. She was a great woman and married to my great cousin Melvin. I wish our best to the family and please know we loved her very much. I am a Larsen and so proud to be related. Much love, The Zaval's

    - Amber Zaval
    We are sincerely sorry fir your loss. Both your parents were dear to us. Glenda had been my mother visiting teacher. She was loving and caring of my mother, Joanne Chalmers. She enjoyed visits from Linda and your mother each month. My mother love her dearly. I loved massaging your mother’s legs on occasions. She always complained how much I hurt her but was so very grated it would end up giving her relief. She always grated us with a warm smile. She was always so gracious in offering to give bridal and baby showers for our daughters. She will be missed. She missed your dad and I’m so happy they are once again reunited.🌸💖🌸

    - Merry and Read Tsintor
    I have many wonderful memories of Glenda, Mel and the kids. She always was welcoming and friendly to anyone she met! I loved her laugh and her hugs! She was loved by many! I will miss her a lot, but take comfort in knowing that she's back with Mel! (Never to be separated again!) I love the Pedersen clan! Losing a Mom is one of the hardest experiences that we experience. Please know that I'm here if any of you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to talk to. Ina (George) Oviatt

    - Ina Oviatt
    Dear Mandy, So sorry for your loss. May the wonderful memories you have and love you have felt in the arms of your Angel Mother, live on forever with the glorious hope and knowledge that families are forever! I am sure you and your siblings and families will be forever blessed knowing that you were able to be there for your mother and provide her care and comfort during the past several months when she perhaps needed your love and encouragement the most. May you be blessed with great peace now and the days ahead which comes through the tender mercies of our loving Saviour Jesus Christ. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you and for your dedication, service and friendship. -Kindest regards, Brent

    - Brent Anderson
    What a wonderful woman! I loved her sense of humor and how we could tease and chide with each other. Every time she called me 'girl', in her sassy voice, I would just feel good. I will miss her so very much. My condolences go out to her children and grandchildren. She raised a wonderful family!

    - Jenny Pedersen