In loving memory of Alan Roger Blomquist. Alan Roger Blomquist, a devoted husband, loving father, dedicated serviceman, and successful entrepreneur, was born on December 24, 1940, in Richfield to Allen Reed Blomquist and Virginia Blomquist. He peacefully passed away on September 18, 2023, in Provo, at the age of 82.
Before embarking on the beautiful journey of marriage, Alan devoted 2½ years of his life to serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden. This transformative experience left an indelible mark on him, allowing him to become fluent in the Swedish language, a skill he cherished and maintained throughout his entire life. He delighted in speaking Swedish to his brothers, forging unique connections through language and shared experiences.
On September 12, 1964, Alan found eternal joy when he married the love of his life, Sharon Gledhill, in a sacred ceremony in the Manti Temple. Their enduring love was a testament to the strength of their bond.
Alan served his country proudly as a member of the National Guard, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to his community and nation. He also held the title of a private pilot and a certified auctioneer, showcasing his diverse range of talents and skills. As a dedicated member of the VFW, Alan exemplified the values of honor, duty, and service. His contributions to this organization left an indelible mark on those he served alongside.
Within his faith community, Alan was a pillar of strength and devotion. He served in various leadership roles, including branch president, high councilman, and ward mission leader. He shared his deep testimony of Jesus Christ with enthusiasm and touched the hearts of many with his spiritual guidance.
Alan was a loving father to his five sons: Todd (Angie), Bryan, Chris (Burgundy), Chad (Christy), and Mike (Chanda). His legacy lives on through them, as well as through his 21 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, whom he cherished dearly.
In the world of business, Alan was an enterprising spirit, owning and managing several successful ventures, including multiple service stations and two fast-food restaurants. His dedication to hard work and entrepreneurship was an inspiration to those around him.
Alan Roger Blomquist will be remembered for his unwavering faith, his commitment to service and his love for family. His presence will be greatly missed, but his legacy of love and determination will forever endure in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.
He is survived by his wife; sons; and grandchildren; siblings: Karl Blomquist, Steven (Viola) Blomquist, Keith Blomquist; brother-in-law, Dick McAllister.
Preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Phyllis Blomquist, Philip (Sally) Blomquist, Janet (Hal) Edwards Kathryn McAllister; sisters-in-law, Mignon and Laurel.
Rest in eternal peace, Alan Roger Blomquist. Your memory will live on in the hearts of those who loved and admired you.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 12:00 Noon in the Richfield 9th Ward Chapel. Friends may call on Sunday, September 24 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Magleby Mortuary in Richfield and also prior to services Monday at the church from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Richfield Cemetery with military honors by the V.F.W. Sevier Post #5050 and the Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Director: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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