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Glen G. Courtney


1917 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Glen G. Courtney Obituary
Glen G. Courtney

Born January 11th, 1917 died March 25th, 2014 at the age of 97. A lifetime resident of Seattle, Mr. Courtney was a retired Vice President of Rainier National Bank (Bank of America) and a retired Lt. Colonel of the United States Army Reserve. A graduate of Queen Anne High School, he attended the University of Washington, graduated from Army Infantry School, attended the National War College, the University of Virginia and graduated from Pacific Banking School, University of Washington in 1957. He entered the U.S. Army as a Private in 1941, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1942 and was promoted to Major in 1946. He served with the 414th Infantry of the 104th Infantry Division and reverted to inactive service in 1947, retired from the U.S. Army reserve in 1977. Mr. Courtney's banking career included manager of the Kirkland office, main office as Assistant Vice President and retired from the bank as Vice President and Senior Account Officer in 1982. He held life memberships in The Retired Officers Assn., The Reserve Officers Assn., American Legion and the Military Officers Assn. Active in the community, Glen held many offices. He was past president of the American Institute of Banking (1954-1959), Kirkland Chamber of Commerce (1958-1959), Military Government Assn. (1957-1960) and Lake Washington Good Roads Assn. (1959-1961), member of the board of Trustees Saint Cabrini Hospital (1973-1983). Other community activities included N. King County UGN Campaign (1959-1960), N. King County Red Cross Campaign (1960-1961), N. King County YMCA Drive (1961), Armed Forces Committee Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and the Salvation Army Development Fund (1975-1976). Mr. Courtney was actively engaged in promoting of the Lake Washington Evergreen Point Bridge Extension of Hwy 405 to Hwy 5 and the North Cascade Hwy 20 with the State Legislature and Governor of the State of Washington. Glen retired in 1983 and he and his wife Jean spent the winter months in Indio, Southern California. As a young man he enjoyed hunting with his father and salmon fishing with his long time friend Harold Dickey. He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years Erminie Jeanette Batley who died Dec. 8th, 1978 and his second wife Jean Lucille Mills of 27 years, died Jan. 22nd, 2007, also his sister Margaret M. Cameron who died May 18th, 2007. Mr. Courtney's second wife, Jean's, children survive him; Colleen Faye Weisgerber, Rick Edward Mills, Bonnie Jean Sututz and Vicky D. Bednarczyk. At his request no service will be held.
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 30, 2014
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