Glenn was born April 13, 1931, in Fall River Mills, Ca. He relocated to Orick, California and grew up at the Prairie Creek Fish Hatchery where his father was the superintendent. Glenn married his wife Gretchen Jepsen May 18, 1952, and went on to have four children.
Glenn served 4 years overseas in the US Navy. Glenn returned home and worked in the logging industry as a faller. Throughout his years living in Del Norte County, Glenn distinguished himself in the business community as a local business owner.
Glenn went on to serve his community as a Supervisor of the 4th District in which he first was elected in June 1974. Glenn served many terms as a Supervisor in the Del Norte Board of Supervisors and also as the Chief Executive Officer of the Crescent City Harbor District. During his public service, Glenn was a member of the Regional Council of Rural Counties, State Association of Counties and the Del Norte Community Economic Revitalization Team. Glenn volunteered and was an internal part of Cal-Ore Fish Enhancement Derby.
Glenn retired from his service of Del Norte County in 1994 and moved to Willow Creek, Oregon where he lived out his retirement days enjoying his hobbies of hunting, fishing, and gardening. Glenn was a devoted and loving family man and enjoyed hosting gatherings for his friends and family.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 67 years Gretchen, Children: Monte Smedley, Stephen Smedley, Rusty Smedley, Melinda Smedley Fay, Grandchildren: Megan Fay, Dustin Fay, Matthew Smedley, Ashton Smedley, Maddison Smedley, and Great Grandchild: Nathaniel Hemmingsen along with numerous other close family and friends.
Service will be held at Willow Creek Church in Willow Creek Or. on July 27th at 1 pm.
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