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Glen M Davis
10/03/1946 — 08/19/2022
From Richland, WA | Born in Eugene, ORWatch Service
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Glen M Davis
Glen Milton Davis passed away on August 19, 2022 in Richland, Washington, surrounded by his family. Glen was 76.
Glen was born on October 3, 1946 in Eugene, Oregon, to his parents George Dewey and Edith Leone Davis. He had 2 brothers: Carl Eugene (1950), Neil Wade (2010). Glen was raised in Cheshire, Oregon, and remained in the Eugene area graduating from North Eugene High School in 1964.
Glen lived an adventurous life. His mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints would take him to Western Australia where he visited Albury, Melbourne and Perth from 1965 to 1967. In 1968 Glen joined the Navy and was stationed on the USS Joseph K Taussig, DE-1030. Glen was a radio-man and would travel from home port Newport Rhode Island to South America and Europe on two international tours. He was discharged in 1972.
In 1968 Glen married Ina Creer in Eugene, Oregon. Glen and Ina had two children Tanya Lael and Christopher Paul in 1974 and 1976, respectively.
Originally Glen wanted to be an architect, but when he returned home from the Navy he studied Health Physics and eventually graduated from Oregon State University Corvallis with a degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology. He worked at a manufacturing company in Portland, Oregon, for a year fabricating coolant pumps for nuclear powered submarines.
Glen’s career took him all over the United States in the nuclear industry during the 1970s and 1980s. He started in Richland, Washington, for Westinghouse before joining WPPSS Number 2 in 1980 where he met Patricia Temple. Glen and Patricia both moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, for work and were married in 1983. Before finding his way back to Richland, Glen also worked at Diablo Canyon in California and Clinton Power Station in Illinois. Patricia and Glen had a son, Kevin Anthony in 1986.
When Glen wasn’t working at Hanford he was doing projects around the house with his wife, acting as Cub Scout Pack Master, amateur baseball coach, photographer or running races to stay in shape. Glen also loved to travel, one of his favorite destinations was Seaside, Oregon, with his wife Patricia.
After 20 years at Hanford, Glen took a couple short assignments in Canada and Russia before a longer assignment in Alaska on the Aleutian Islands. The job took him away from his family for over a year but the adventurer in him would cherish the experience. He returned home in 2004 and began the last leg of his career at Energy Northwest from which he would retire in 2015.
Glen is survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Tanya, sons Christopher and Kevin, cousins Dale and Denise Breckon, niece Tracy McGrath and 5 grandchildren.
Glen was such a kind and caring man and I’ll miss him. I’m so sorry for your loss Patty!
My Dear Glen, thank you my sweet husband for our fantastic 39 years of marriage and for our friendship before that! As I look back on our life together, it was quite an adventure. We hit a few bumps in the road but nothing that we couldn’t handle. What a ride! I would do it all again in a minute! For the rest of my life I may no longer be able to see you with my eyes, or touch you with my hands, but I will always be able to feel you with my heart, forever and ever…my love. You are the love of my life and I will always be your loving wife Patty…until we meet again my wonder man…REMEMBER: I LOVE YOU!!!
Glen and I crossed paths three different times in our nuclear careers. We worked together at N Reactor, the Fast Flux Test Facility, and both retired from Energy Northwest. It was great to catch up on family and life issues each time we connected on the job site. Glen was helpful and very supportive on all projects we worked on together, and always was cool as a cucumber. He never appeared stressed, perhaps because of his two-mile lunchtime run. Glen was a great friend, co-worker, and will be missed. God bless him and his family.
What a good and brave man .. blessed to have had him in our lives. We will miss you and your smile and the kindness you brought to each of us. We will miss the heartfelt talks and words of encouragement when we needed some guidance in our life throughout the years. Will miss your presence here with us but am comforted knowing you will watch over us each moment of our days ahead. Will miss your heartfelt blessings for us when we really needed them. Love you and miss you!
Patty, so wish I was closer to visit with you.. Me & my family were guest at you & Glen’s wedding in LA. We have kept in touch throughout the last 40 years…. So sorry my friend… in my thoughts & prayers..
We are so sorry for your loss. You and Glen were great neighbors when we lived in WA. We appreciate the gifts you brought for our kids through the years.
We’re all thinking of you.