Glen E. Luce, 96, passed away on December 16, 2017. He was born on June 7, 1921 to Fred and Frances Luce at Albany, Oregon. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Bill, Joe, Bob and Ray, his sister Shirley, and wives Ruby and Doris.
He is survived by his brother Jim and wife Janice along with daughter Carlene LeCair and grandchildren Debbie and David LeCair as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, sister in law and his longtime companion Elsie Monterosso.
Glen grew up in Oregon and California and in 1942 was inducted into the Army Airforce. He served in the 441 bomb squadron of the 8th and 9th Airforce. He landed in Normandy on his birthday June 7, 1944 and served to the end of the war as ground crew for the p-47 fighter air planes.
Upon his discharge he tried contract farming and then worked for Basalt and Kaiser Steel pipe mill until his retirement. During his adult years he built several houses and lived in at least 15 of them.
He also enjoyed hunting, gold mining and going out to dinner.
He also was always proud of the fact he was a pioneer American with his ancestry documented to his 7th great grandfather Henry Luce on Martha’s Vineyard in 1640.
Thanks to Molly Robert, County Conservator and the staff at Post-Acute for their care and concern, along with Collabria care. Donations can be made to Collabria Care.
Services will be held at Claffey and Rota Funeral Home on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 12:00pm followed by burial at St. Helena Cemetery. Memories and notes of sympathy may be shared at claffeyandrota.com.