August 15, 1955 - November 30, 2021
Philip Lee Gladstone, 66 years of age, passed away Monday, November 30th 2021 at South Ogden Post-Acute after struggling with cancer and several medical conditions. He was born August 15th 1955, the son of Robert and Rowena Lentz Gladstone in Jackson, Michigan. Margene was his older sister and his brothers followed after him Mark and Jeff Gladstone. Born with a tumor, the doctors initially told Phil’s parents he probably wouldn’t live long, and if he did, he would not be able to walk or do many things. Due to his indomitable spirit he wanted to prove them wrong. Not only did he walk, but he learned to race cars, and fly airplanes soloing twice. Phil is proof that you can achieve whatever you put your mind to no matter your limitations. He married the love of his life, Karen Marie Petersen Gladstone, December 16th 1983 in the Salt Lake City Temple for time and all eternity. Phil served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden. This mission required a lot of bicycle riding. There is a story about an incident his wife almost had and that he had halfway around the world from each other during the mission. Letters passed in the mail to each other. From this he learned to be careful what you pray for. He prayed to take on some of Karen's challenges so she was saved from a bicycle accident and he ended up having one. Phil, like his father, was mechanically inclined. He enjoyed working on cars, building models of some, as well as airplanes, boats, and spacecraft. He often made the comment that even as you get older you don’t have to stop being a kid and enjoying fun hobbies. He was a member of several model clubs, (even being president of at least 1) including a museum for model cars in Salt Lake City. In terms of work, he was an auto mechanic early on and eventually did technical sales for a steel company. Together Phil and Karen had three sons, Daniel, Joshua, and Jeremiah. As a loving father he taught his children the gospel as well as a love for building models. Josh and JJ were into the cars and Danny was into airplanes. The other thing he taught them by example was how to treat people. Almost everyone who ever met Phil instantly took to liking him due to his welcoming personality and good sense of humor. His daughter in law, Reina, really appreciated how welcoming he was treating her as his own daughter. Eventually he also spoiled his granddaughters, Zerina and Azalia as much as he could. Christmas was always made a large priority by Phil showing his love to his family by getting gifts for everyone even when finances were tight. Thank you to all who helped Phil in his final months, from ward members, to hospice workers, to caregivers at South Ogden Post-Acute. And a special thank you to his son Joshua Gladstone who quit his job to help care for his father, and help keep things in order. He became a caregiver when he had no desire to take up that field. Funeral services will be Friday, December 10th held at 1325 East Cherry Lane, Layton, UT 84040. The viewing will be held from 12:30pm to 1:45pm with the funeral to follow at 2:00pm. Interment following at the Farmington Cemetery.
Philip Lee Gladstone, 66 years of age, passed away Monday, November 30th 2021 at South Ogden Post-Acute after struggling with cancer and several medical conditions. He was born August 15th 1955, the son of Robert and Rowena Lentz Gladstone... View Obituary & Service Information
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