Glen Kester, 88, was reunited with his loving wife of 52 years, Jean, on May 26, 2017.
Born in Klamath Falls, Oregon in 1928, Glen was raised in the Poe Valley farm area and eventually served for three years in the United States Air Force. He returned to Klamath Falls where he owned a trucking company, hauling agricultural and other items throughout Oregon and California.
Glen married his best friend, Jean, on June 21, 1952, in Klamath Falls. He worked for some of the largest construction companies in the world, which took them all across the United States while raising a young family.
This eventually led them to Flagstaff and then Page, where they settled in 1970. After completion of the Navajo Generating Station, Glen was hired by Salt River Project as the railroad superintendent, where he remained until his retirement in 1991.
As a charter member of the Lake Powell Yacht Club, he fell in love with Lake Powell, fishing and touring the lake whenever possible.
Glen loved the outdoors, hunting and cutting firewood in the Kaibab with his family whenever he got the chance. There was very little that Glen could not do, whether it was creating and building, repairing just about anything, wood-working, raising a garden or taking his family fishing; he was a man of many talents.
Glen is survived by daughter, Karen Thomas, and son-in-law Dave of Tucson; son, Ron of Page; son, Alan and daughter-in-law Launi of Flagstaff; son, Don and daughter-in-law Ruth of Tucson; grandchildren, Elaine Walters (Bryan), Bryce (Destiny), Krista Randall (Jay), Rachel and Mackenzie; and several great grandchildren.
Funeral and graveside services were held in Klamath Falls, Oregon on June 2.
There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Page Community United Methodist Church, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.
All are welcome to attend.