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Glenda Jean MarchantAugust 9, 1931 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 86)
A memorial services will be held for Glenda Jean Marchant, 86, of Coos Bay, 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at Christ Lutheran Church 1835 N. 15th St., Coos Bay. Glenda passed away Jan. 7 at her home from cancer.
She was a vibrant, compassionate, strong women who brought joy and love to all she met. Born in Oklahoma, moving often during her childhood she finally ended up in Oregon. She graduated valedictorian from Illinois Valley High School and married her high school sweetheart, Myron Marchant, in 1950. Together they raised two children. They stayed 10 years in Cave Junction moving to Grants Pass for the next 37 and spending the last 20 in Coos Bay. Glenda worked a wide variety of jobs spending the most time as a master parachute rigger for the U.S. Forrest Service Smoke Jumpers. Glenda was an active member of Christ Lutheran Church and LWMS. She volunteered at Bay Area Hospital in the gift shop and blood pressure station. Glenda was the original queen mother of the Red Hat Society Scarlet Mermaids and member of the Vibrantly Flawed Divas.
She is survived by the love of her life, husband of 67 years, Myron Marchant; daughter, Cynthia Schultz and son-in-law, Richard Schultz; grandchildren, Rick Schultz, and Tracey and Brian Lorts; great-grandson, Owen Daniel Lorts; several very special nieces and nephews; and numerous close friends and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Marchant.
Sincere appreciation for all who prayed, visited, called and sent flowers and cards.
Special thanks to our South Coast Hospice Team.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to South Coast Hospice, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay.
Cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory, in Coos Bay, under the direction of Myrtle Grove Funeral Service-Bay Area, 541-269-2851.