Glen Leroy Daniels


Glen Leroy Daniels, age 92, passed away on May 5, 2020 in Salem.

Glen was born on March 24, 1928 in Powers, OR to Rees and Edna (Strong) Daniels. He was one of seven children. Glen graduated from Myrtle Point High School in 1946.

While living in Cottage Grove, Glen met his future wife, Dorothy Van Nortwick, through a mutual friend. They wed on August 8, 1948 at a lovely ceremony in Cottage Grove at the home of family members, Ed and Lila Decker.

In 1952, he was drafted into the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He served for two years during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954. He then went to work as a Union Carpenter with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Glen was well known for his fine carpentry skills and was involved in the construction of many commercial projects, including the Hult Center for Performing Arts and Valley River Center, in Eugene. He worked for McKenzie Commercial at the time of his retirement.

Glen spent most of his life in Cottage Grove. He lived in Kemmerer, WY working at a mill and in Ogden, UT as a civilian carpenter for the military for a period of time. Glen enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He was a member of the 6th and Gibbs Church of Christ in Cottage Grove for many years.

Glen is survived by his loving wife of nearly 72 years, Dorothy Daniels; his children, Steve Daniels (wife, Vickie), Russ Daniels (wife, Debbie) and Brent Daniels (wife, Maully); his grandchildren, Carrie Hafer, Lindsey Holcomb, Jeanne Jones, Cherry Smith, Jeremy Daniels, Shannon Snider, Ashley Johansen and Maysen Running; 15 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Evelyn Phillips.

He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The family will make plans to celebrate Glen’s life at a later date.

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