Dr. Verlan Glade Leavitt
-- 1934 ~ 2011 --

Verlan Glade Leavitt beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away Friday, April 29, 2011, peacefully after losing his valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Glade was born on July 16, 1934 in Logan, Utah to Verlan W. Leavitt and Ethel Kent. Glade married his eternal companion, Carole Fawn Bingham on September 16, 1954 in the Logan Temple.

Glade’s life was one of willing, faithful and dedicated service. He graduated from Utah State University and then from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He had a longtime large and small animal practice in Oroville, California. He had a unique ability to make everyone feel comfortable and loved. His family was his pride and joy. He felt great happiness in spending time with them and supporting them in their various activities.

Glade served in many leadership positions in the Church Of Jesus Latter-Day Saints and took great joy in serving his fellow man. He served in the community as a school board member and highly valued education.

Professionally, he served on the California Veterinary Medical Association Board of Governors and chaired the CVMA Insurance committee and also was chair of the American Veterinary Medical Association Insurance Trust. He was awarded the distinguished Life membership Achievement Award from the CVMA and also was honored by the Washington State University Veterinary Medical School with their distinguished Alumni Award. Glade was truly a dedicated animal doctor. He grew up on a dairy farm in Cache Valley, Utah and enjoyed going up to deer camp and his beloved L Cove Ranch for many years. He was a great outdoors man and hunted and fished throughout his life. He was also a master gardener and took great pride in his expansive palm tree collection, orange orchard and growing giant tomatoes. Glade and Carole had a great life together. His love for her and the almost 57 years of marriage is a love story for the ages.

The family would like to thank the Medical and nursing staff at IMC in Murray for their great work in caring for Dad.
Glade is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carole, five Children: Kelly (Jackie) Leavitt, Teresa (Daniel) Sroufe , Julie (Todd) Woodland, Ryan (Laura) Leavitt, Jason (Carolyn) Leavitt. 19 Grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his brother Gaylord (Carol) Leavitt.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6, 2011 at 12:00 noon in the Cove LDS Ward Chapel located at 12832 North 1200 East, Cove, Utah. Family and friends may call at the Cove Ward Chapel Friday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 am prior to services. Interment, Lewiston Cemetery, Lewiston, Utah.

Additionally, Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Table Mountain 1st Ward Chapel located at 167 Table Mountain Boulevard, Oroville, California.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Parkinson’s Research APDA 729 Arapeen Drive, SLC, Utah 84108

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