Summerville, Union County, Oregon
Keith E. Glenn, 84, formerly of Summerville, died Friday evening at his home in La Grande.
A service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Daniel’s Valley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Scott Pricer of La Grande officiating. Fraternal services will be under the auspices of Elgin Lodge No. 67 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Commital and vault and interment will follow at the Summerville Cemetery. Friends may call until 8 p.m. today at Daniel’s Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh Street.
Keith was born on Jan. 14, 1909, on the family farm at Summerville, the son of Arthur C. “Bud” and Daisy Mae [Courtwright] Glenn. His grandfather and great grandfather came to Oregon by wagon train. Keith’s grandfather, Tolbert T. Glenn, was a scout on the wagon train and in 1862 he homesteaded land west of Summerville. The deed to that land was signed by President Ulysses S. Grant.
Keith attended school in Summerville and graduated from Imbler High School. On July 28, 1928, he married Hester V. Kasinger in Walla Walla. He spent his lifetime on the family farm in Summerville. He earned the Soil Conservation of the Year award and was proud to have served on the Summerville School Board for several years.
Keith was a member of the Elgin Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Al Kader Temple of the Shrine, the Union County Shrine, the Odd Fellows Lodge in Summerville, the La Grande Elks Lodge, and the La Grande Eagles Lodge.
He was also a member of the La Grande Gun Club, where he enjoyed trap shooting. He was formerly a member of the Blue Mountain Grange and was a pilot and aircraft owner for many years.
Mr. Glenn’s wife died on June 20, 1974. He moved to La Grande in 1987.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Buddy K. and Reola Glenn of Summerville; daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Jim Wiseman of La Grande, grandchildren Randy Glenn of Summerville, Judy Wilkinson of Dayton Wash.; Teri Burgess of Coos Bay, Jeffrey Glenn Wiseman of Maui, Hawaii, Jennifer Jo Wiseman of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister Carol Coney of Seizer; and other relatives and friends.
Contributions may be made to the Eastern Oregon State College Scholarship Fund in care of Daniel’s Valley Funeral Chapel, 1502 Seventh Street, La Grande 97850
La Grande Observer
May 23, 1993
Contributed by: Tom Kasinger