Glenn Orland Jennison

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Longtime Alaskan Glenn Orland Jennison died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna from complications of ALS. He was 81.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Soldotna Senior Center. Julie Wasser will officiate.

Mr. Jennison was born Oct. 27. 1928 in Bogalusa, La. He moved to Alaska in 1964. In Alaska, he lived in Anchorage, Wasilla, Ninilchik, Soldotna and finally moved to Sterling. He had worked at Spenard Builders Supply, and was manager of United Building Supply. In 1990, he worked with Heritage Real Estate and Soldotna Realty until opening and operating Deep Creek Realty in 1993.

Mr. Jennison enjoyed fishing, snowmachining, traveling and was a Civil War buff.

"Glenn was a loving husband who enjoyed traveling with his wife of 35 years, Lela. They had many adventures touring New Zealand, London, Paris, Italy, Egypt, Israel, Costa Rica and many other exciting destinations.

"Glenn was a passionate fisherman who spent many happy days fishing his favorite holes on Deep Creek, in Kachemak and Resurrection Bays. He shared his love of fishing with family and friends and delighted in exciting new generations of anglers and a love of the outdoors in his grandchildren, whom adored him. He will be greatly missed by his family who loved him dearly." his family said.

Mr. Jennison was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Estelle Jennison.

He is survived by his wife, Lela of Sterling; son, Robert C. Jennison; daughter, Glenna "Candy" Martinez; grandchildren, James, Wendy and Jennifer all of California; step-daughter and husband, Susan and Ray Oakley of Indian; stepsons and wives, David and Pam Elledge of Wasilla, Ron Elledge and wife Linda of Anchorage, and Jim and Diane Elledge of Eagle River; stepgrandchildren, Everett, Madeleine, Naomi and Noelle Oakley of Indian, Craig Elledge of Wasilla, Elaina Haupt and husband, Emanuel of Zurich, Switzerland, Alisha and Aaron of Anchorage, Jennifer, Jason, Morgan and Hailey Elledge of Eagle River; step-great-grandchild, Zoe Klassen of Anchorage; brother, Ernest Jennison of Antioch, Calif.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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