Cecil Albert Reinsch left this world peacefully to join his eternal sweetheart, Glynna Despain, on July 22, 2020. He was born on September 29, 1927 in Green River, Wyoming, to Ina May Rollins and Albert Charles Reinsch.
Cecil is a WWII Army veteran, serving in Japan from 1946 to 1947. He served a Southern States mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Cecil received his Bachelor of Science from BYU, where he met Glynna. They were married in the Mesa Arizona Temple on August 18, 1950. He and Glynna completed four missions, and they also served in the Oakland and Mesa Temples. Cecil worked for the city of Gilroy, California as Assistant City Administrator. Cecil and Glynna raised six children in Gilroy and then moved to Mesa, Arizona. They spent their sunset years in Utah. Cecil and Glynna were loved and cared for by the staff at the Ashford Assisted Living Center in Draper, Utah.
Cecil enjoyed rocks, camping, shape-doodling, church youth camps, growing popcorn and hiking. He also worked hard maintaining the home and yard. The children were rewarded for finishing their Saturday chores by Cecil taking them to the beach.
He is survived by his children; Deborah Kae (Gary) Gardner of Draper, Utah, William Albert (Mary Jane) of Scranton, Kansas, Thomas Glynn (Susan) of Lincoln, Nebraska, Stephen Newell (Susan) of Rancho Cordova, California, Kathryn (Edson) Estrada of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Roger Alan (Jeanette) of Frisco, Texas; 24 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons; and one sister, Barbara Reinsch Tucker, of Mesa, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents; sister, Clara Reinsch Gardner; daughter-in-law, Kathryn Burgess Reinsch; and great-granddaughter, Joy Weaver.
A family graveside service will be held at 10 am, Saturday July 25, 2020, at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah.