Celebrating the life of Glen Lee Prickett
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Born May 14, 1938 Homecoming June 18, 2016
Glen was born to Zelmer and Nettie Prickett in Mitchell Nebraska. He was the 5th child of 8 children in a family that taught the value of hard work and is survived by his beloved brother Harold. A brother that he always enjoyed being with and looked forward to seeing.
Glen met the love of his life Barbara in Torrington Wyoming and they were married December 15th, 1957, where they began their legacy of faith. He became the father of four girls, Jodie, Terri, Tammy and Bobbi Jo. Everything Dad did was for the benefit of his family and was because “God so loved him that he gave him his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
He held many jobs as a young man in Wyoming. He worked as a ranch hand, miner and owned his own business fixing whatever was brought to him even if he didn’t know how. He moved his family to Pueblo Colorado and worked as a service man fixing home appliances. In 1974 in pursuit of a better life he moved his family to Denver. He became a member of the Pipefitters Union and worked in Commercial Heating and Air Conditioning with Slattery Company until he retired in 1998.
His elusive boy’s came in the form of three son-in-laws, Garrett Peterson, Steve Johnson and Vince Garcia which was only the beginning. He was blessed with three granddaughters and five grandsons and 17 great grandchildren 8 girls and 9 boys and was affectionately called Papa.
His family was the pride of his life and he thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with each one of us. We were all special to him and he loved us very much. His love of life led to all kinds of adventures including experimenting in his garage, camping, fishing, hiking and traveling in his motorhome with mom across the United States. He would fly but only if there wasn’t a road that would take him there. Dad didn’t enjoy sports unless one of his grandchildren was playing it. He spent many years watching baseball, soccer, well mostly soccer and football. He was so proud of his grandchildren and would do whatever he could to support them. He thanked God for the many blessing He had given him and longed for each of them to love the Lord as he did. [Psalm 62:5-8 NIV] "Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
His love of family included his brother-in laws that were like sons to him and all of his nieces and nephews. He was an inspiration to them and will be greatly missed after all Uncle Glen could fix anything.
Dad’s family extended beyond the confines of genetics and he considered his Church his family. Glen was a member of Life Fellowship for 37 years. He loved working with the youth. If you couldn’t find Dad, look for the kids and that is where he would be. He especially enjoyed the community outreach projects. He taught then by showing them how to do it and then worked beside them. The tasks were completed, the kids learned by his example and he was able to encourage them in the process to make every effort to work to the very best of their abilities because they were working for the Lord. Dad believed and put into practice James 2: 14, 17 & 18. “What good is it my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? In the same way faith by itself, if is not accompanied by action is dead. But someone will say, you have faith, I have deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.
Dad’s last 4 months have been extremely difficult and while it seems that the cancer won the battle we know that it has not. Jesus promised to heal him and he did. It wasn’t here in in this life but we know he is now free from pain and enjoying the presence of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 5:1-2; 6-8 "For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling. Now the one who has fashioned us for this very purpose is God, who has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. For we live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord."
"’Dad has fought the good fight, he has finished the race, he has kept the faith. Now there is in store for him the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to him on that day--and not only to him, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." 2 Timothy 4:7-8
We will be celebrating Dad’s life, Saturday July 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm. It will be located at Life Fellowship Frederick; 451 Oak Street, suite 100 Frederick Colorado 80530. His desire was that anyone wanting to send flowers to consider donating to his church’s building fund instead.
Please note that Colorado Blvd is closed at highway 52. There will be detour signs posted to find downtown Frederick.
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Celebration of Life
451 Oak St
Fredrick, CO 80530
His desire was that anyone wanting to send flowers to consider donating to his church’s building fund instead.