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Glenn Berry Glenn Berry died on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. He was a longtime resident of Moonstone Beach, south of Trinidad. Glenn was born in Glendale, California on February 27, 1929. After graduating from Santa Barbara High School, he attended Pomona University where he received his BA, magna cum laude, in 1951. He received his BFA and MFA from the Chicago Art Institute in 1956. That same year, Glenn was hired as a professor of art at Humboldt State University where he taught until he retired in 1981. Glenn is a nationally recognized painter who had many one person shows, including most recently a retrospective at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in 2010. After retirement, he enjoyed foreign travel, especially time spent in Paris, Venice, and the coast of Spain. He also enjoyed foreign languages and studied Italian, Japanese, French, and German. However, his favorite spot in the world was Moonstone Beach, and he remodeled several homes in the area to complement the natural surroundings. Glenn was known and loved for his ability to skillfully articulate and share his knowledge with warmth and humor, not only in the classroom but also in everyday settings. Glenn was preceded in death by his longtime friend, Chet Collins, whose loss affected Glenn deeply. Glenn will be sorely missed by his family and many close friends. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humboldt Arts Council, 636 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, September 29, at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Eureka, 819 15th Street, Eureka, CA, which will be followed by a reception at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F Street, Eureka, CA. Please sign the guest book at, click obits.

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Published in Times-Standard from Sep. 14 to Sep. 16, 2012.
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July 18, 2013
I thought about him and call. Unable to get an answer, I just Google him to find out that he passed since last year. I am very sad and I am sending my condolences to his family especially his niece Cheryl (He loves very much)I had the pleasure to meet. I use to teach him French every Saturday, visited him a year 1/2 ago. He made me love art in a way I never did before. He will be missed.
May 7, 2013
Glenn, although you'll never read this message, know that my respect for you was enormous and I treasured our HSU, Art Department Faculty years. I miss you, my friend!

David LaPlantz, Santa Fe, NM
October 9, 2012
Glenn was the brilliant, talented, fun and funny cousin that everyone should be privileged to have. It was evident early on that he was to be a wonderful artist. I know how much I enjoyed and appreciated him in our family. Someday his paintings will be more admired and understood than any of us can forsee. He had a genius many years ahead of the times. I am happy I lived close enough to be a part of his life in his last 50 years as well as the first 30. I will miss him.
Caroline Sloan Nielsen
September 27, 2012
Glenn was my painting teacher in the 60's at HSU. One afternoon he scolded me and told me I'd never be a painter because I talked too much. He was a lovely person and absolutely right about me not ever becoming a painter! My husband, Ron Stammer, worked to help Glenn build his studio and the Willow Creek house. I have fond memories of reading in the hammock while all the work was happening. He was a charming man, an inspiring teacher and a friend.
Patti Stammer
September 26, 2012
You were my teacher. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
September 21, 2012
I am sorry to hear of Glenn's passing but pleased to have had a chance to talk to him this pass year. He was highly loved and respected by myself and our family. I have many fond memories of Glenn as I have known him most of my life. He was always a delight and will be missed by those who were fortunate to have been in his presence. God bless you Glenn. My condolences to the family and many friends. My thoughts are with you. Love, Sue Knight Hankins
September 15, 2012
Glenn was a very dear close friend and a mentor to me. He was a great artist and a truly gifted teacher who gave a sense of purpose and personal direction to many of his students. I loved and admired him and will truly miss our conversations and the sound of his voice.
Ray Kass
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