John Berkshire Glimpse II
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John Berkshire Glimpse II

John Berkshire Glimpse II, born May 19th, 1948 in Ohio passed away at the age of 71 on November 14, 2019 in Prescott, AZ. John was born in Ohio, but as a young man his family moved to Arizona. He spent much of his impressionable years fostering his love of horses at the Cactus Rock, and other stables in the mid 60's in Phoenix. He graduated from Sunnyslope H.S. John served in the Calvary at Fort Carson, CO as a Farrier and went to Vietnam in 1968. After his return he married Vickie Padberg and they had two children. Early in his adult life, John worked on the Chauncy Ranch in Scottsdale plus the Gold Bar and Carter Ranches in Kirkland, AZ. He and Vickie eventually separated, yet these early experiences set the stage for what would be a tremendously fulfilled life as a rancher, horseman, horse trainer, father, grandfather and husband. In 1992 John married Kathy Hochhaus and they have been married for 27 years until his sudden passing. John is survived by his wife Kathy Glimpse, son Mike Glimpse, daughter Bonnie Wells, brother Guy Glimpse, sister Glorianne Cole and grandkids Cheyenne Wells, Cody Wells, Alexis Glimpse, Savannah Glimpse and Austin Glimpse.

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Dec. 3 to Dec. 8, 2019.
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January 31, 2021
John Glimpse, my mentor, my trainer my friend
a man with a talent to teach people and train horses
firm yet always patient and kind
He taught me the skills I needed to drive and never once did he get angry, not once
even after he told me what to do and how to do a gazillion times
I would cry and tell him I quit I'll never be good enough...I'd give him the reins and he'd smile and drive for awhile than hand them back and repeat for the gazillionth time the same thing he'd been saying soften your hands..hold the outside rein....push him into your hands...touch him up
So many words of encouragement, never condemning
Came with me to California, Colorado , Pennsylvannia, New Jersey and when when I'd say what can J do better he'd smile and off wed go for another two- three hour lesson
and every competition I would hear people say as they lowered their voices " damn the cowboy's here" !!
John ALWAYS had time to give a kind word of advice to my competition and than tell me debbie only YOU can beat you
and I never quit
John you were the best coach, the best trainer and the best friend a lady could have
I'll miss you buddy
Rest in Peace
Debbie Roberts
Deborah Roberts
November 28, 2020
I can't believe it's been a year that you've been gone. I keep expecting that phone call from you. Or I will think I need to call and catch up and then I remember....
Georgana Meiner
December 31, 2019
You taught me a lot about horses!
So many good times we all shared, John! On horseback, in dance halls, on skiis. Had not seen you since you and Kathy moved away, but always remembered you warmly. We all had a blast at the stables!
Jennifer Roberson
December 6, 2019
My condolences are extended as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength to cope during this trying time. (Psalm 90:10)
December 4, 2019
John, I will miss you, there are a lot of good memories from a lot of years down the road, and I know your "entry fee is paid."
Love you, Georgia
Georgana Meiner
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