Glen (Papa) Crume

June 1932 - May 2020

About the Service

Celebration of life will be held during hunting season in Tiller, Oregon and family or Allen Mortuary can be called for additional information.

Glen was born in Colorado, his family moved and he finally ended up in California.  When he was old enough to enlist for the Korean War, he enlisted in the Navy just after he married his wife of 60+ years.  Glen served in Korea on the USS Cowpens as a fireman.  Upon returning he worked in sales until he and the family moved to Pomona where he worked as a Nursing Home Administrator and became the owner operator for 30+ years until he retired in Oregon and raised cattle.

Glen was a member of the Rotary Club for many years and served as the President of the Pomona Rotary Club when he received his Paul Harris Fellow.   He served on the Pomona City Council, was a board member at Point Loma Nazarene College, served on many non-profit boards and was the Pomona Nazarene Church Music Minister for many years.  He was an avid sportsman, enjoyed playing basketball, baseball, golf and hunting.  He was an amazing husband, father and leader in the church and business community.

His last years were spent in Turlock, CA at Covenant Living of Turlock, where his daughter could oversee his care.  They were able to spend his last day together being sung to and listening to family memories as he made his way home. Glen will be remembered for his kind spirit, he never made an enemy and won over the hearts of many.  He always had a smile on his face and a song in his heart.  He will be deeply missed.

Glen is survived by his  children Renee Murphy, Daniel Crume and Darla Lorenzen; 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He also leaves behind two sisters Norma Waters and Shirley Hatcher, and two brothers Darrell and Royal Crume.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Living of Turlock Benevolent Fund.

Celebration of life will be held during hunting season in Tiller, Oregon and family or Allen Mortuary can be called for additional information.


Remembrances

  1. On behalf of the USS Cowpens (CVL25 & CG63) Veterans Association, we would like to express our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one, and our shipmate. At the USS Cowpens Reunion over Father’s Day weekend in Cowpens, South Carolina, your loved one will be remembered at our memorial ceremony of shipmates lost during the past year. Your family and friends have an open invitation to attend each reunion. Further information may be obtained by e-mailing the reunion secretary at maxbarker3028@gmail.com.Sincerely,Max Barker-Reunion Secretary.

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