On Thursday, December 15, 2011, Glenn Gore passed away into a grand retirement with God after a life of service; service to his family, country, and fellow man.
Glenn and his wife, Pat, joined Veterans Resource Network in 2006. He volunteered for, and was elected, VRN's first president. Glenn was also active in assisting his wife Pat develop and launch VRN's major project: Operation Care Packages.
Tireless service seems to be a strong theme in the Gore household as Glenn and Pat have actively participated in many social and civic groups over the years. Glenn will be sorely missed for his straight ahead no nonsense approach and good sense of humor.
Glenn David Gore 1932 – 2011 Glenn Gore passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2011, in the Hospice ward at the VA hospital, Boise.
Glenn was born April 7, 1932, in Tulsa OK to Clarence & Grace Gore. He graduated from Daniel Webster High School, Tulsa in 1951.
After graduation he joined the Air Force on June 21,1951, went to basic training at Lackland AFB, TX, attended administration Tec School at East Texas St Teachers College, and then was assigned to Robins AFB, Macon, GA.
In 1953 he did a one-year tour in Saudi Arabia, and returned to Robins AFB.
He was discharged Feb 14, 1955, and remained in Macon.
On October 23, 1956 he was recalled back to duty and was assigned a three-year tour at Itasuke AFB, Japan. After his tour in Japan in 1959, he returned to Travis AFB, CA.
In 1961 he met and married his wife, Pat O’Connor, who was also serving in the Air Force.
In 1975 he began a three-year tour in Wiesbaden, Germany. Upon returning to the United States from Germany, he was assigned to Vandenberg AFB, CA. He subsequently served a tour in Korea and Thailand, returning to Vandenberg AFB, after each tour.
He retired from the Air Force June 5, 1974.
Glenn and his family lived in Santa Maria, CA from 1969 until 1992. After retirement from the Air Force it was Glenn’s belief that he needed to give back to the community.
In 1979 he became a Charter Member of the Los Alamos, CA Lions Club, volunteering many hours to Sight & Hearing projects in the schools.
In 1992 he and Pat moved to McCall and purchased the Golden RV Park. While living in McCall Glenn joined the Lions Club, served as president, brought in new members, and organized fundraisers to promote community projects. He was on the Valley County lake patrol, volunteered on the Valley County Water Ways Committee, McCall City P&Z, and a member of the American Legion Post 119.
He helped the Legion by getting a trailer donated, instigating the 4th of July fireworks stand, ordered all of the fireworks and supervised the sales. This has now become the major fundraiser for the McCall Legion.
He organized the design and building of the Veterans Memorial that is located in Veterans Park at 3rd and Lake St, McCall. In 2003 the Star News in McCall recognized Glenn with the Community Service award for this project. Glenn is remembered by his fellow Legion members as a person that when he said he would do something they knew it would be done.
He loved to fish and hunt and he and his dog, Duke, spent many hours in the mountains and the many lakes surrounding McCall. In 2000 Glenn & Pat moved to Boise where Glenn joined the VFW Post 63 and volunteered many hours managing the Post Home supporting our veterans. He continued his 32 years support of Lions after moving to Boise where he joined the Boise Riverside Lions Club.
In February 2006 he joined Veterans Resource Network in Boise, volunteering hundreds of hours supporting our military and families of those who were deployed in combat areas. In September 2011, Major General Gary L. Sayler, Commanding General, IDNG, presented Glenn with the State of Idaho Military Division Meritorious Service Medal for his many hours of volunteering in support of our military. BG William Shawver, Idaho AAG Adj. General, and BG Alan Gayhart, Adjutant General, Idaho ANG have also recognized him for his service.
His love and service for his community and fellow veterans will be greatly missed. He is survived: by his wife, Pat, of 50 years, brother, James Gore of Tulsa, several nieces and nephews, sons, Glenn Jr, Boise, ID, Richard (Ruth), Middleton, WI, Robert (Bonnie), Roseville, CA and daughters, Martha (Don) Ussery, Macon GA, Gayle Burroughs, Macon, GA. Preceded in death: daughter Luride Rhiner, Ft Lauderdale, FL. He has numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. A memorial service will take place May 11, 2012 at the Boise Veterans Cemetery.