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Glenn E. Pritchard

    Glenn Pritchard, 78, of Albany, Ore., died at Timberview Care Center May 17.  He was born in Overton, Neb., the son of Clifford and Florence Mae (Powell) Pritchard.
    He served in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was justly proud that he was a “Mustang” having worked up through the ranks as an enlisted man to attain his final rank of Lt. Commander. His last duty was in hospital administration in Oakland, Calif.
    He enjoyed golfing for many years and meeting friends on the golf course. He was fond of “Pop’s” restaurant and ate there often.  He developed a life long passion for thoroughbred horse racing often describing them as great athletes who ran for hay and oats and his pleasure.
    Even though he professed to be a “loner”, Glenn was quite adept at being polite and charming or a bit of a rascal if he felt he could get away with it.  His great sense of humor was a delight to family and friends alike. He was an avid reader and accomplished writer of poems and short stories. Many of his creations were published in a wide range of papers and magazines. His letters to the editor were printed often in the Albany Democrat Herald.
    Glenn is survived by his daughters, Theresa Manning, of Gardnerville, Nev., Julie Gordon, of Colfax, Calif. and Diana Campbell of Great Falls; son, Ashley Kent, of Seattle, Wash., four grandchildren; brother, Paul Pritchard, of Albany; and sisters, Jane Campbell, of Oelwein, Iowa and Donna Prewitt of Clarksville, Miss.
    A private family gathering will be held.
    Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, c/o Fisher Funeral Home, 306 S.W. Washington, Albany, Ore. 97321.