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James W. Glenn

James W. Glenn

James W. Glenn, of Yreka, died January 14, 2007 at Providence Hospital in Medford. He was born January 5, 1924 in Malvern, Arkansas to Gladys Roberson Schultz and A.W. Glenn.

He graduated from Medford High School in 1942 where he played football with the Black Tornados. He then joined the Army and served in the 91st Division, landing in Anzio and participated in the North Apennines Campaign during WWII. After the war, he attended SOC where he met his future wife, Doreen "Dode" Fields. They were married May 29th, 1946 in Medford and recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. While living in Central Point in the 50's, Jim built many homes including several on Glenn Way. He operated the Big Y Signal Station which had the first automated car wash in the Rogue Valley and opened Crater Department Store in Central Point.

In 1959 the family moved to Yreka, where they owned Jim's Jewelry for 32 years. He was a member of the Central Point Masonic Lodge and Past Exalted ruler of the Yreka Elks.

Jim is survived by his wife, Dode, son, Larry Glenn (Judy) Yreka, daughter, Kathi McGowan (Bob) Central Point, grandsons, James S. Glenn, Yreka, Tom McGowan (Jen) Grants Pass, Andy McGowan (Jen) Puyallap, Wash., Robert O. McGowan, Central Point; granddaughters, Tammy Glenn, Las Vegas, Katie Elliot (Ryan) Apple Valley, Wendy McMullin (Tim) Central Point; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 27th, at 12 p.m. at Nazarene Church on Evergreen Lane in Yreka.