Dr. Clarence Gibson Glenn(1919 – 2012)

Dr. Glenn died on the morning of Thursday, August 9, 2012. Dr. Glenn and his wife, Adele, were associated with the La Jolla community in various ways for over fifty years. They first discovered La Jolla at the end of World War II, 1944-46, when they waited for Dr. Glenn to be shipped out as a physician aboard the U.S.S. Natoma Bay headed for the Philippines.
Dr. Glenn established a practice in internal medicine and neurology in Decatur, IL, after the war in 1949 but was recalled to service with the U.S. Navy in 1956-58. He served as Chief of Neurology at the San Diego Naval Hospital and the family settled in La Jolla during those years. Their neighbors were Herb and Marge Klein, whose daughters, Joanne and Patti, were the same age as the Glenn children, Susan and Rob, who attended Bird Rock Elementary School and La Jolla High School.
Although the Glenns returned to Decatur, they maintained a relationship with the Kleins and many other La Jolla families for the rest of their lives. Clarence and Adele Glenn never stopped coming to La Jolla and over the years, owned homes in Ventana and most recently in La Jolla Woods. They were members of the La Jolla Country Club.
Dr. Glenn died in Decatur Memorial Hospital where he had served as a physician for over 60 years. He started both EEG (electroencephalogram) laboratories in Decatur (DMH) in January 1952, and St. Mary's Hospital in 1958. He continued to be in charge of both labs until 1987 when he began developing sleep laboratories in both hospitals. He received board certification in Sleep Medicine in 1991. He continued to read sleep records for both hospitals until 2009.
Dr. Glenn is survived by his wife, Adele of Decatur; daughter, Susan (Rich) Lampe of Olympia, WA; son, Rob (HR) Glenn of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Melinda Hardwick and Rebecca Hardwick of Washington State, Thom Hardwick of Oregon, David (Amy) Glenn of Mahomet, IL, Jenny Glenn (Casey) Horoho of Indianapolis, and Kris Glenn of Oakdale, CA, who is a graduate of Southern California University, Los Angeles, and formerly served on the staff of Governor Pete Wilson and is a member of the California State Highway Patrol; and great-grandchildren, Jackson and Carter Glenn of Mahomet, and McKenzie, Owen and Griffin Horoho of Indianapolis.
A memorial service for Dr. Glenn was held August 18, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church in Decatur, IL.
Published in La Jolla Light on Aug. 30, 2012