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Vera Louise GLENN

Female 1927 - 1994  (67 years)

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  • Name Vera Louise GLENN 
    Born 4 June 1927  Paw Paw,OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 September 1994  Tawas,Iosco Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 4 September 1994  Flint Memorial Park,Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Vera would often go with Harold to the Upper Peninsula to hunt deer. She was as much into the sport as Harold was.

      From niece Sandra Lynn (Glenn) Skinner's blog

      "January 28, 2007 - Last night I finally decided to go through some things that were given to me after my Uncle Harold died. They were things that belonged to my Aunt Vera such as her and Harold's wedding rings. I have not touched them since I got them as I couldn't bring myself to do it. I loved Vera more than a mother. She was like a dear friend. She died suddenly on September 1, 1994. Sigh. The book from her funeral was included in the stuff. I read through it - all the names of people who signed the book. I honestly don't remember much about the funeral in general. I don't remember my Mom being there with us or my husband and son. (They were there - they all signed the book.) I was in shock from the moment I got the call that she had died. I have never cried so hard and so completely - sucking in air and practically shrieking. I don't remember my 'brother ' Ken there with his wife. I don't remember much about it at all except that she was in a blue fluffy dress I doubt she would have liked and the preacher was my Uncle's brother, and he preached a sermon that condemned her to hell. I was so paralyzed with shock I couldn't get up and talk when they asked if anyone wanted to share memories. I had so many - I needed to tell them all about Vera...that part I remember, but I couldn't move. I wanted to shriek, "How dare you!" but I couldn't move. I miss Vera. In my teens, she was one of the strong women who 'saved' me as it were. I used to spend many breaks from school up at her house. One Christmas when I was there, I was acting quite cocky as teenagers do. She taught me a lesson that year. "Don't get cocky" was the lesson. She knew I was terrified of flying. She used the snow storm at the time as and excuse for not taking me home by car. She sent me home on an airplane. On New Year's Eve I was the only passenger on a flight that went from Flint to Detroit back to Kalamazoo...barely. They almost grounded us in Detroit. The only thing I remember about that plane ride except I was terrified and it was dark out was that the stewardess' were complaining that they needed to get to Chicago to go to a New Years Eve party. "I have a new dress!" I remember one lady lamenting. I didn't get cocky with Vera after that, at least not until I was an adult with a child of my own. Smile. I miss Vera, but I'm grateful I had her in my life. I hope I leave an impression as strong on someone's life as she did with me. I hope I'm good enough material for stories around the kitchen table long after I'm gone."
    Person ID I760  Marcia Shears
    Last Modified 16 February 2007 

    Father Edward A. GLENN,   d. Yes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ethel M. SINN,   b. 10 November 1889,   d. 10 January 1971, Prob Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F1742  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Harold Ray CONGDON,   b. 26 August 1923, Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 April 1996, Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [1
    Married 8 December 1957  Flint,Genesee Co.,MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F360  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S932] CONGDON Vera L. "Louise" Obituary 1994, (Flint Journal; Flint, Genesee Co., MI).

    2. [S918] CONGDON Harold and Vera L. Cemetery Marker.

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