Gregory Glenn Vernon, 67, died of natural causes at his home in Moab, Utah, on December 10, 2014.
He is survived by his five children and a stepson who he dearly loved as his own. He was very proud of all his children and especially proud of his eight grandchildren.
He spent much of his life in Colorado, where he loved the mountains and the outdoor adventures it offered. He would also divide his time with his home state of Utah. There, he spent the last part of his life enjoying the comfort and warmth of Moab – spending his time with both new friends and old.
Greg attended Brigham Young High in Provo, Utah. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from BYU and Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver.
With a strong entrepreneurial drive, he ran many businesses throughout his life. He was a natural teacher and very knowledgeable. No matter the subject he always seemed to know quite a bit about it and he relished in long discussions and debates. Greg also loved the adventure of travel. In fact, he visited or lived in every state in the United States except Hawaii.
As a young man, he served a mission for the LDS Church in what was then called the Alaskan Canadian Mission. And several times he made return visits to that beautiful land and more often told great stories from his experience there.
He is dearly missed by family and friends across the country.
There will be a memorial celebration at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Evergreen Chapel in Evergreen, Colorado. He will be laid to rest at Horn Cemetery in Bailey, Colorado.
You may send condolences to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.