Walter S. Glendenning

Jul 31, 2019

Heisson, Wash. — Walter S. Glendenning died July 29, 2019. He was born in Rockland June 1, 1928 (that’s one year before Wyatt Earp died). He was the son of Ralph A. Glendenning and Loretta Curry Glendenning, both of whom predeceased him.

He was a 1946 graduate of Rockland High School and a 1954 graduate of the University of Maine, where he earned a bachelor's degree in forest management. From mid-1946 through mid-1949, Walter was in the Air Force as an instructor in aircraft engines and mechanics at Biloxi, Miss. Upon graduation from college, he went west and worked in Montana and Washington for the Forest Service. In 1956, Walter went to work for the Treasury Department as a valuation engineer and remained in this job until his retirement in 1988. After his retirement, Walter was active in the AARP Tax-Aide program as an instructor in personal income tax law.

Walter is survived by his wife, Joan, of Heisson, Wash.; two sons, Stuart and his wife, Joanne, of Heisson, Wash., and Steven and his wife, Amybeth, of Vancouver, Wash.; and three grandsons, Travis, Matthew and Jonathan, all of Vancouver, Wash. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Jean Lakeman, of Sheridan, Wyo..

Interment will be at the family plot at Achorn Cemetery, Rockland.

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