CHESTER - Glendon Evart Bemis, born January 1, 1921, in Cavendish, Vermont, to Harry and Ina Bemis, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 92 years old.
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Glen had been visited by loved ones that day and shared some beautiful memories with his sons and family friends.
Survived by his two sons, Glendon Scott Bemis Jr. of Chester, and Shawn Bemis of Tyson, and his granddaughter, Meagan Cobleigh of Chester. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Helen Bemis of Rutland and former wife, Constance Bemis of Ludlow. Glen is predeceased by his brother, Wallace Bemis.
Glen lived his life with a passion for the simple things. He was of the last graduating class from Black River Academy, and was part of the junior league high school basketball champion team in 1938.
He joined the military by means of the U.S. Army shortly thereafter and was quickly sent to participate in World War II. Glen returned home after the war and then married Constance Knudsen (Bemis) in 1962.
Of his greatest enjoyments in life that he shared with everyone he loved, his most enjoyed was trout fishing at one of his favorite places, Knapp Pond in Cavendish, and Crystal Lake in Barton, where he spent 21 years living in his cabin on the lake. Glen was also an avid partridge hunter and trapping enthusiast and imparted that passion on his two sons and granddaughter alike. He loved high school basketball (Indiana) and major league baseball as a St. Louis Cardinals fan since he was a child.
Glen saw the good in everyone and everything and was always welcomed with a smile from everyone he saw. As a man of great strength and perseverance, Glen showed everyone what life is really about just by living it the way he saw fit, and he enjoyed a wonderful long run on this earth. He was, and is an asset to his small family and we will miss him dearly day in and day out.
For those who wish to attend, a graveside service will be Saturday, October 26, at 11 a.m. at the Cavendish cemetery. Then, please join us in celebrating the life of Glendon E. Bemis at the American Legion Post 36 in Ludlow. Military honors will also be provided by the American Legion Post 36 in Ludlow, of which he was a 60-year member.
Published in Rutland Herald on Oct. 25, 2013