Jack C. Glover, M.D. was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Otis B. Glover and Anona Cain Glover. He passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 26, 2014, in his home in Farmington, at the age of 84.
He was united in marriage to Betty Garcia, May 3, 1991, in Farmington. They were married 23 years. Jack grew up in Manhattan, Kan., with his parents and three siblings William "Bill," Carolyn and Anne. After he graduated from Manhattan High School, May 23, 1947, he attended Kansas State University where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Upon earning his Bachelor of Science degree he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in July of 1951. While in the Marines he served as a communication lineman during the Korean War from May of 1952 to May of 1953. Jack ended his military carrier as a Staff Sergeant earning several medals. In Dec. 1953, he married Marlene Ferlemann, the mother of his four daughters Diane Kay Glover, Karen Sue Glover, Judith Ann Glover and Elizabeth Jill Glover. His daughter Karen proceeded him in death in July 1993. In July 1954, he started working on his medical degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree on June 2, 1958. He served his internship in Ogden, Utah, from July 1, 1958, to July 1, 1959. Jack started a one-year residency in anesthesiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. In July of 1960, Jack passed his Kansas State and National boards and became a Doctor of Anesthesiology. Jack moved to Albuquerque, in 1961 and started his medical career. After four years he moved to Farmington were he practiced medicine until he retired at age 65 in 1994.
Jack was an avid fisherman and hunter. He traveled the world to hunt and fish. Fishing was his passion. He could spend hours in the rivers casting his flies upon the water enjoying the outdoors and catching fish. He was a member of the Elks Clubs for more than 50 years. The Elks Club was very important to him. He made lifelong friends in the Elks Club.
In addition to his wife, Betty Glover, Jack is survived by his three daughters, Diane Glover, Judy Anderson and Elizabeth "Jill" Glover; step-children, Mark Garcia, Steve Garcia, John Garcia and Marcy Jamison; one brother, William "Bill" Glover; one sister, Anne Parry; and three grandchildren, Jacqueline Masters, Steven Masters and Garrett McKnight. Jack was expecting his first great-grandchild this April.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Karen Glover and one sister, Carolyn Banowetz.
Cremation will take place and memorial services for Jack are at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Farmington Elk's Lodge, #1747, 801 Municipal Drive in Farmington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Jack's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
103 East Ute Street Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Jan. 30 to Feb. 8, 2014