Cecil Albert Reinsch

September 29, 1927 ~ July 22, 2020


July 25, 2020
10:00 AM
1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, UT

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.


I'm thinking about Brother Reinsch today. He and Sister Reinsch were always so willing to drive a van full of youth to the stake dances and other activities. I'm remembering a night when we were on the way home from an Oakland Temple Pageant rehearsal or performance. It was late, everyone was quiet, and Brother Reinsch began singing, "And when ye shall receive these things." The Spirit was very sweet.

- Alicia Wilson Richards
Dear Cecil and Glenna Reinsch Family, We Love You! We are so very thankful for each of you! We Love Knowing Dear Uncle Cecil and Aunt Glenna are Together Now with Loving Family. We are thankful for their great example. We will always remember visiting you all in Gilroy! We will remember wonderful family reunions and times Cecil and Glenna made the effort to come visit us and love and care for us!!! May your dear family feel comforted and truly blessed to be Part of the “Great Reinsch Tribe” Thank you Roger for setting up the zoom conference so we are able to witness Dear Uncle Cecil’s Funeral Services! Let’s keep connected as time moves forward 💝 Loads of Love to Each One! Love from the Mike and Doris Prince Family🌷

- Mike and Doris Prince Family
Lamento mucho vuestra pérdida, Dios les de fortaleza y los llene de energía para seguir adelante y regresar a la presencia de el Padre Celestial y vivir como familias eternas.

- Diana Estrada
I am sorry to see about the passing of Cecil. We worked many years together at the City of Gilroy, we were a family at work for him in addition to his family at home. He was a kind and gentle person, very family minded and religious.

- Jackie Martin
We lived across the street in Gilroy, so our siblings were friends with their children and grew up together. Cecil always had a smile no matter what the situation and friendly handshake to share. He was fun to be around and a good example at all times. He will be missed, but I am glad he is with his dear wife Glynna now. All my love to each member of your family. Scott

- Scott Lance
I remember your parents well and was so impressed with their church service as missionaries. Now they are on their next mission together. I'm thinking of you at this time because after the last parent dies, you suddenly feel like an orphan. I miss seeing you. I hear about your children through our children. I hope we can get together soon. Much love at this tender time!

- Janice M Pedersen
Cecil was such a wonderful leader on the 5-day-backpacking hikes at Camp Ritchie. I was a YW camper for 5 years then returned as a camp counselor for another 5 years while in college for those 5 day hikes. Cecil wore a smile, had something positive & uplifting to say, and nearly infinite patience with these young women (& their counselors) on these 5th year hikes each year. He was so knowledge & so fun. We knew he loved us, and we knew he really loved the Lord. What a darling man. He will be missed, but I imagine a glorious reunion with dear sweetheart, Glynna. Prayers for comfort & peace to all his family at this tender time. ♥️

- Shauna (Boomgaarden) DeBuck