Glenn Edward Wallace, 79 of Evergreen passed away surrounded by family
at Willowbrook Memory Care in the early morning of February 1, 2021.
Husband to Robin and father to Deborah, Glenn and Christopher, and grandfather to
Kai, Lily and Bryson, he will be missed in so many ways. He is survived by his two brothers, David and Bruce and their families.
His gentle spirit, sense of humor, spirit of adventure and passion for doing the right thing for his family, community and country will always be remembered. He was a youth soccer coach, president of the World Affairs Council, Democratic delegate to a Colorado convention, worked with Clear Creek Open Space and did fire mitigation for his community. He also was an ace ping pong player, and enjoyed a nice Tommyknocker Maple Brown beer or a glass of wine with friends and family.
Glenn was born in Maxwell, CA , second of three sons to Leland and Crystal Wallace.
In his youth, he was a scuba diver, private pilot and avid outdoorsman. He also fought wildfires and worked for the forest service in California. Throughout his career and in retirement he hiked, biked, worked building the Continental Divide Trail, cross country skied and was an amateur photographer.
He was an avid world traveler. He and Robin did 7 home exchanges all over the world and got to sail the Atlantic and through the Panama canal – lifelong dreams. He got to visit six of the seven continents. He was a highpointer and climbed 31 states highest points, traveling in a Road Trek RV. It got him all over Canada, the US and even Baja California.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in Thailand and Japan, gaining the rank of Captain in the Air Force. He worked for the Bureau of Land Management and had a total of 38 years of Federal Service.
A true outdoorsman, a celebration of life will be held later, in Floyd Hill Open Space Park, commemorating his 80th birthday on Aug. 5, 2021.
Published in Colorado Community Media on Feb. 24, 2021.