Kenai resident Sigrid E. Glendening, 97, died Sept. 26, 2010 at Heritage Place in Soldotna.
A celebration of her life will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the Sterling Lutheran Church. Pastor James Pearson will officiate.
Mrs. Glendening was born June 25, 1913, to Hilbert and Ida Enerson in Comstock, Wis. In 1938, she graduated from St. Olaf College in North Field, Minn. with a degree in Music. She married Norman Glendening in 1940 at Hope Lutheran Church in Lady Smith, Wis. They lived in Long Lake, Ill. for more than 40 years, raising their family and actively participating in the church, civic and educational life of Lake County, Ill.
Mrs. Glendening was a school teacher at Ingleside, Ill., teaching music and English. She retired from Lake County, Ill. Public Schools in 1972.
She was the choir director and organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Lake, Ill. and Hope Lutheran Church in Heber Springs, Ark. She was also a choir member at Messiah Lutheran Church in Montgomery, Ala. She was an artist who enjoyed color paints and a musician who enjoyed classical piano and church liturgy. She also delighted in her needlepoint and sewing and was deeply interested in Norwegian language, life and culture.
"Sigrid was recognized by the people of her community for these special qualities: the ability to teach, lead and inspire. She had the willingness to share her gift of music with others and for being so generous with her time, talent and selflessness.
"Sigrid will be missed by all how knew her. She touched the lives of many people in a very positive way," her family said.
Mrs. Glendening was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Earl Enerson. She is survived by her sons, James, of Kenai, and John, of Montgomery, Ala.; granddaughters, Kerstin Beavers, of Sewanee, Tenn., Emilie Danca, of Round Lake, Ill., Anna Winne,y of Edmonds, Wash., and Mary Cook, of Firecrest, Wash.; grandsons, Kristopher Glendening, of Bellingham, Wash., Anthony Ciccone, of Houston, Texas, Mark Ciccone, of Lockport, Ill., Bill and Jeff Glendening, both of Montgomery, Ala,, and Mark King, of Jackson, Tenn.; great-granddaughter, Sarah Beavers, of Sewanee, Tenn.; great-grandsons, John Beavers, of Sewanee, Tenn., and Graham Glendening, of Bellingham, Wash.; nephews, David Enerson, of Stevens Point, Wis., and Mark Andrews, of Washington, D.C., Richard Glendening, of Palo Alto, Calif., and Donald Glendening, of Shelton, Conn.; and nieces, Susan Quintenz, of Columbus, Ohio, Carol Mestelle, of Hayward, Wis., Elaine Babbit, of Louisville, Colo., Judi Andrews-Falcone, of Cheshire, Conn., and Susan Andrews-Gardner, of Ossining, New York; and cousin, Alvera Enerson, of Cambria, Wis.
Memorial donations may be given with all your heart to anything involving music.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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