Glenn Robert Harry

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By The Staff

HARRY – Glenn Robert Harry, age 83, passed away May 26, 2008, in Deland, Fla. He and his wife Gwendolyn lived in Los Alamos, N.M., for 32 years. In 2004, they moved to a retirement community in Florida.

Glenn Robert Harry was born May 8, 1925, in Oakland, Calif. Glenn served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and is a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University in 1962. Glenn retired from the military as lieutenant colonel after serving 23 years. He was awarded the Bronze Star and a Purple Heart among other distinguished service awards. Glenn worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a nuclear engineer for 11 years. He retired permanently in 1986.

Glenn met his wife, the love of his life, Gwendolyn, while stationed at Keesler Air Force Base. They married March 22, 1952, and lived where the Air Force sent them, which included a tour in Germany. They moved to Los Alamos in 1972, where they agreed the beautiful mountains and wonderful climate would provide a great place to live.

Glenn and Gwen had five children: Bert and wife Janet of Los Alamos; Richard and wife Deidre of Giddings, Texas; Gwynn Smith of Fresno; Calif.; Nellie Anderson and husband Bill of Deland, Fla.; and Jennifer Taylor and husband Tommy of Plano, Texas. They had eight grandchildren: Beverly De La O, Samuel Harry, Jennifer Harry, Whitney Taylor, Tommy Taylor, Megan Harry, Taylor Anderson and Clara Harry; and four great grandchildren: Alyssa De La O, Brenham Harry, Erica De La O and Mason Harry. Glenn is also survived by his brother, Beverly Harry of Chowchilla, Calif. Glenn was preceded in death by his wife Gwendolyn Beaugez Harry, his parents Herbert Henry Harry and Drexel Lory Harry, and a sister, June Manly.

Glenn was a true gentleman. It was important to him to share his faith and love of God with family and friends which he did eloquently. His mastery of mathematics was amazing; co-workers and family often contacted him to work out difficult problems. He loved nature and the sound of the wind blowing through the pines.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos, New Mexico. A memorial service was also held at the Alliance Community Chapel in Deland, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Gospel for Asia, 1800 Golden Trail Court, Carrollton, Texas 75010 – memo line: Bibles in memory of Glenn Harry.