A funeral service for William Fleming “Pinky” Glenn, 85, were held on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Chugwater Valley Church in Chugwater with Pastor Mike Baber officiating. Military honors were accorded by Laramie Peak VFW Post #3558 and Ora Call American Legion Post #10. A private family inurnment will be held at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Evansville at a later date.
Pinky Glenn passed away Saturday, Feb. 22 at his home in Chugwater of natural causes.
The son of William Flemmens and Della Pearl (Myers) Glenn, was born on Saturday, July 14, 1934, in Sparta, Ill. Pinky was raised on a farm near Sparta, the twelfth of thirteen children. After high school, he was drafted by the United States Army. Later he worked at the Buster Brown Ranch in Colorado until he got a job with the Colorado State Highway Department. He retired May 15, 1990.
Pinky was married to Irene D. Cotton with whom he spent “the best seven years of his life” until her death on Nov. 22, 2007.
Pinky was a man with a kind heart that helped everybody, loved kids, and played the piano, organ, and accordion by ear. He enjoyed spending time every day at the Chugwater Senior Center.
Pinky is survived by his brother, Benjamin Vernon (Florence) Glenn Sr.; nephew, Benjamin Vernon (Janilyn) Glenn Jr.; cousin, Frances Myers; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Glenn in 1962; mother, Della Glenn in 1953; wife, Irene, on Nov. 22, 2007; and eleven siblings.
Memorials may be made to the Chugwater Community Center, in care of the Town of Chugwater, P.O. Box 243, Chugwater, WY 82210.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com