Glenn Blossom, 84Glenn Frank Blossom, 84, died February 10, 2012 in Prescott, Arizona, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
Glenn Frank Blossom, 84, died February 10, 2012 in Prescott, Arizona, from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
Glenn was born January 5, 1928 in Madison, Wisconsin to Frank and Marie (Samuelson) Blossom. In 1944, Glenn’s family moved to Pasadena, California, and he earned his high school diploma from Pasadena Junior College in 1945.
After one year of college courses, he enlisted in the United States Army, served 17 months, and was discharged honorably in 1948. He earned an associate of arts degree in 1949 from Pasadena Junior College and a bachelor of science degree in public administration in 1952 from the University of Southern California.
Glenn married Helen LaVerne Englund, a native of Alexandria, Minnesota, on September 12, 1959 at the Assembly of God Church in Alexandria.
Glenn was named city planning associate in the Los Angeles Department of City Planning in 1961 and city planning officer in 1966. In 1969, after 10 years of part-time study, Glenn earned a master of science degree in city and regional planning from the University of Southern California.
After he retired in 1989, he immediately began work as consultant for the Southern California Association of Governments. After a second retirement in 1996, he and Helen moved to Prescott, Arizona.
Glenn’s commitment to Jesus Christ was central to his life. He and Helen joined the First Assembly of God of Long Beach, California, where Glenn was active as an usher, a trustee, a deacon, and a chairman of the pulpit search committee. In 2002, he and Helen began attending the First Church of the Nazarene in Prescott.
Glenn was widely appreciated for his calm demeanor, sound judgment, and sterling integrity. He refused to say an unkind word about any person and was generous in giving.
Glenn is survived by Helen, his beloved wife of 52 years, of Prescott; brother, Lewis Blossom of Littleton, Colorado; sons, Craig (Rebecca) Blossom of Noblesville, Indiana, and Jay Blossom of Philadelphia; grandson, Trevor Blossom; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held February 14, 2012 in Prescott, Arizona.
Interment of ashes will take place Saturday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Alexandria.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Good Samaritan Society – Prescott Village, 1030 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Mortuary services were provided by Heritage Memory Mortuary in Prescott and Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria, Minnesota.