Glen Albert Jaques, 68, died at his home in Leeds, Utah, on Sept. 1, following a short illness.
His family provided the following.
Glen was born April 2, 1952, to Al and Loretta Jaques in Northern California.
In the early ’70s his love of skiing took him to Lake Tahoe, where he was drawn to the new “hot dog” skiing, mastering the sport in its early years.
But he soon wanted the challenge of chasing bigger mountains, and a friend asked him if he had ever heard of Jackson Hole.
He settled in Wilson in 1973 and resided there until his retirement from the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol in 2018.
Glen was active in the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol Avalanche Dog program, having trained three of the “avy” dogs in his long career: Gus, Bailey and Grover Cleveland.
In the summers he worked as a carpenter and more recently as a mountain bike patroller at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
He enjoyed sharing memories of earlier years in Jackson Hole, when he worked as a bartender at the Calico.
He was a fearless skier, and he held the local legends in high regard, always eager to pass along their stories.
Glen had a lifelong love of the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, running, mountain biking and surfing.
He looked forward to annual trips to his coastal getaway in Baja. Among his nicknames was “Blind Glen.” There are various explanations for the origin of that name, depending on who you ask.
In 2002 he married Lisa Holste, and they welcomed daughter Avery, who would become the shining star in his life.
Glen is survived by his adored daughter Avery, sister Ellyn Jaques Boone, brother-in-law George Boone, wife Lisa Holste, nieces Micha Egger-Fahl and Tegan Egger, his beloved best friend Grover Cleveland, and many, many good friends and legends in Jackson Hole.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol. A memorial will be planned for a later date.