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Glendinning, Mary
age 92. Mary Hall Rhodes Jackson Glendinning passed away at her home, located in Lost Tree Village, on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. "Molly" was born in Portland Maine on October 14, 1920. Her parents were Richard Ayer Rhodes and Jane Isabelle Hall. She graduated from Northfield Academy in 1938, received a B.A from Wheaton College (1942) and attended the Katharine Gibbs school in Boston Ma (1943). Among Molly's numerous achievements, she worked for Dr. Frederic E. Terman at the Radio Research Lab and while at the Harvard University in Cambridge MA (1943) she held top secret clearance while working on a variety of military countermeasures during WW2. After marrying Lt. Col. Melvin L. Jackson in 1943, Molly worked at the Pentagon in Washington D.C (1944), moved to Garden City Long Island in 1945 and Westport Conn in 1956. While in Westport, Molly was active in various community activities, while being employed by Glendinning Companies in 1964. After her marriage to Ralph Glendinning in 1975 she moved to Fairfield Ct., then to Lost Tree Village in North Palm Beach Florida where she lived for the remainder of her life. She is survived by three grandchildren of her late son Richard Rhodes Jackson, Briana, Cody and Eric; her two remaining sons Charles Melvin Jackson, with wife Lori and daughter Sophie; and Robert Ayer Jackson, with wife Megan, five sons Brian and wife Nadia, Tom and wife Melissa, James, Miles and Connor.

Published in Westport News on Jan. 9, 2013
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