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Glenn Richard Freeman


1928 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Glenn Richard Freeman Obituary
GLENN RICHARD FREEMAN, known as Dick or "Gray Bear," passed away in his home on August 24, 2015, surrounded by his children, grandchildren and friends. He was born in San Diego on February 28, 1928, to Minnie Jane and Glenn Orange Freeman. He was raised by his grandparents, Edgar and Mary Perry, in San Bernardino. He spent many summers in Blue Jay working as a guide for his uncle who had stables there. He attended schools in San Bernardino and graduated from San Bernardino High School in 1945. He enlisted in the Army for 18 months and spent time in Europe. When he returned, he attended San Diego State College where he met his future wife, Betty Hodge. They were married in 1950 in San Diego. He worked for Stockwell and Binney for many years and also had his own business, D & M Stationers. Dick was a "forever" Dodger fan, even before they moved to Los Angeles. He played softball for many years and coached Special Olympic and Little League teams. He acquired the "Gray Bear" name when he and his older son Mike were involved with Indian Guides at the YMCA. Dick, Betty and family moved from Highland to Lake Arrowhead where they lived for 30 years. He was "Captain Gray Bear" of the Freeman boat. He loved the mountains. They moved to Beaumont about 4 years ago. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, Betty; his four children, Mike, Marty, Kris and Brad; his grandchildren, Kristofer, Derek, Candra, Serena, Mia Jane, Tsen, Kale, Amber, Tyler, Trevor, Zack, Abe and Corey; and his loving dogs, Moonbeam and Max. We all miss him a lot. His Celebration of Life will be held on September 19, 2015, at 11:00 am at the home of his son Brad in Highland.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 16, 2015
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