Obituary of Heber Glenn Bingham
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PRESTON - Heber Glenn Bingham, 90, passed away peacefully in Preston, Idaho on Wednesday, April 6, 2005. In doing so, he joined his eternal companion, Phebe Linford Bingham, who passed away June 12, 1994. Glenn was born March 14, 1915, in Preston, Idaho, the second son of Heber Raymond and Emma Rich Bingham. He grew up in Linrose, working hard at the farm chores of raising crops and caring for animals.
At Preston High School, he participated in football, track and debate, and graduated in 1933. He filled an honorable mission to the Netherlands from 1934-1937. Upon returning he attended Utah State Agricultural College, and graduated 1941, with a B.S. degree in agronomy. While there, he met Phebe, and they were married in the Logan, Utah Temple on May 23, 1941.
They lived and worked in Newdale, Idaho, and Logan, Utah. Then they moved to Manti, Utah, where he worked for the Farm Security Administration. In 1943, they moved to Dayton and purchased a farm. He also helped with the family farm in Linrose, raising food for the war effort. Glenn and Phebe raised 12 children in Dayton.
Glenn served as bishop of the Dayton Ward from 1946-1956, working hard to complete the groundwork and raise funds for a new chapel. He also served 13 years on the Oneida Stake High Council and in numerous other callings on the ward and stake level. He and Phebe served for many years as officiators in the Logan Temple.
He was well known in the community as an agent for Farm Bureau Insurance, which he did for 20 years, along with running his farm. He was an advocate of higher education, and served as chairman of the Franklin County Library Board for over 20 years.
Glenn and Phebe served an 18-month mission to Ireland in 1984-85. It was an experience they enjoyed immensely, and from which they gained a wealth of new friends and good memories. Eight years after Phebe's death Glenn was married to Elva Hatch, but they were later divorced.
Glenn was a hard worker, whether on the farm, or in other ways. He had a keen mind, and was a natural leader. His devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ was strong, and he loved to served and help others. He and Phebe truly enjoyed their family, and went to great lengths to support and encourage them.
Nine of their 12 children served missions for the LDS Church, and 31 grandchildren, so far, have also served missions. Five grandchildren are currently in the mission field. He loved to read and to stay informed on current affairs. He was a farmer at heart, whether on a large scale, or in his flower beds.
Glenn is survived by his children, Heber (Helen) Bingham, Douglas, Wyoming, Edna (Gaylin) Fuller, Dayton, Idaho, Helen (Larry) Mitchell, Lewiston, Utah, James (Laurine) Bingham, St. Johns, Ariz,, Norman (Marsha) Bingham, Mapleton, Utah, Lynn (Diane) Bingham, Dayton, Idaho, Emma Jean (Jim) Rider, Clifton, Idaho, Milton (Patty) Bingham, St. George, Utah, Marvin (Sheila) Bingham, Riverside, Utah, Phebe Kay (Brett) Hawkes, Orem, Utah, Clyde (Faith) Bingham, Payson, Utah, Vivian (Mike) Petersen, Elizabeth, Colo.; 77 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Phebe, brothers, Dean, Lyman, Eldon, brothers-in-law, Gene Linford, Tim O'Brien, Ralph Pinegar, grandsons, Ryan Bingham, Garrett Petersen, and sisters-in-law, Sarah Bingham, June Bingham.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 9, 2005, at 30 p.m., in the Clifton First Ward Chapel, with Bishop Reed Nelson conducting. Friends may call Friday, April 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dayton LDS Church, and Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Clifton chapel. Interment will be in the Dayton Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Webb Funeral Home.