Glenn, Wilbur Lee
Wilbur Glenn passed away at home in Dorris, Calif., Jan.15, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife, Ava Glenn; and his three sons, Charles Glenn of San Francisco, Calif.; Russell Glenn of Yuma, Ariz.; and Wilbur Jr. of Dorris, Calif. He is also survived by his grandson, Mathew Glenn, and his wife, Letty, of Yuma, Ariz.
Wilbur was born in Missouri on Jan. 24,1922. He was raised in southern Iowa, and after graduation from Emerson High School, Wilbur joined the US Army. He came to California after the completing his time in the service and that is when he met Ava Love. Wilbur went to work for the railroad and then he and Ava were married.
In 1947 they moved to Truckee with their first son.
Wilbur became the train master’s clerk in downtown Truckee, where he worked until retiring in 1983. At that time he moved to Dorris, Calif., and purchased the Tourist Hotel. Wilbur and Ava entertained hunters, travelers, family and many friends in their numerous rooms.
Wilbur remained very connected to Truckee and returned every year for the Truckee Donner Historical Society’s annual Old Timers’ picnic.
He will be missed by all who knew him, especially by his Truckee children, Doc and Cheryl; grandchildren Robert, Richard and Cathe; and great grandchildren Cheyenne and Dominic.
Wilbur’s caring generosity included many people in his life: He will be remembered in the hearts of many. The family will not be having a public memorial at this time. Thank you to all for the remembrances.