Glenn D. McMinn

Born: Sat., Mar. 11, 1933
Died: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017


Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 03, 2017
Location: Lozano's Flagstaff Mortuary


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Glenn D. McMinn, 83, of Flagstaff passed away peacefully at his home on February 3, 2017.  He was born on March 11, 1933 in Chillicothe, Texas.

Glenn is survived by his wife Francene McMinn, daughters Denee (Tory Woodard) and Destene McMinn, two granddaughters Terran McMinn and Delaina Rojos, grandsons Jarred McMinn (Parker) and Donovan McMinn,  great granddaughters Yasmeen, Liliana, Alexis, Kamea, Evolet and Ari’lanae, and brother Gary Joe McMinn (Rod Blanco).  He is preceded in death by his parents Georgia Mae and John McMinn.  

In his earlier years Glenn played semi professional baseball for 12 seasons and after leaving baseball in 1962 he went on to become a PGA golf professional.  He started his golf career at the Montecito Country Club in Santa Barbara, CA as the assistant to the head golf professional.  Not only did Glenn play on the PGA tour, but he also became the head golf professional at the Village Country Club in Lompoc, CA and then moved to the Century Country Club in Scottsdale, AZ , which later became the Orange Tree.  In 1978 the family moved to Flagstaff where Glenn was employed at Walgreens Distribution Center for 23 years and retired in 2007.  

Glenn’s most favorite activity was spending time with his precious grandchildren.  He enjoyed every moment they were all together.  He also loved being in the mountains, long walks, hunting, and fishing.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Lozano’s Flagstaff Mortuary.  

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Denee N. Woodard
   Posted Tue May 30, 2017
05-30-2017

Dear Dad,

It has been almost four months since JESUS came and took you home with him. We sure do miss you. Words CAN NOT express the VOID our hearts feel now that you are not here in the physical world with us. Thank you for sending the humming bird to see me on 05/10/2017. I knew in my heart it was you! The humming bird stayed at my window waiting on me to get my camera so I could take a picture, my hands were shaking and I was crying (tears of joy). My heart was filled with overwhelming gratitude from your visit. That night when I called home to talk to mom she told me that humming birds and blue jays were your favorite birds! Oh how LUCKY am I???? I am BLESSED and Highly Favored!!!!!

Today (05/30/2017) I thank GOD for my MEMORIES that I have of you! I will NEVER forget you! I will NEVER FORGET who you were to me! Thank you, Dad for the COUNTLESS times you told me how proud of me you were, it meant more to me than you will ever know! Daddy, please don't FORGET your PROMISE you made to me! Your NEVER lied to me, and you ALWAYS kept your word to me! Your promise gives me PEACE even now in the midst of the storms! I LOVE YOU FOREVER Glenn Duane McMinn. You are just simply THE BEST! Enough said!!!!!

In His Love,

Denee N. Woodard (McMinn - your oldest daughter)

Booker T. Woodard Jr.
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Hi Glenn D. McMinn (aka: Dad, Father-In-Law),

Just wanted to say that I also miss you very much. I appreciated all of your knowledge and wisdom that you shared with me over the 22 years that I knew you. I thank you for letting us(the kids, grand-kids and Barney) always come and stay with you and Mom over the years. I also thank you for FINALLY letting me pay for a meal.

I think what touched my heart the most was when we would cook family brunch and dinner at the house. The look on your face when you came to sit down and saw the spread of food that was prepared. It was like a little kid at Christmas. Your face would light up and would have the biggest smile on your face. It always brought me to tears, but mad me so happy.

Thank you for accepting me and giving me your daughter in marriage. I promised you that I would take care of her 20 years ago when you gave her to me. I also promised you that I would take care of Mom and the rest of the family. I will keep my word to you on this also.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I love you and miss you. We will see each other again.

Your Son-In-Law

Booker Tory Woodard Jr.

Delaina Rojas McMinn
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
Papa,
There will never be enough words to say who you are and what you mean to me. I am so extremely blessed to have you as my grandfather. There are so many memories and so many life lessons you shared with me. At times I didn't understand what you were showing me but now as an adult I know. I know you were proud of me even though I never understood why, the smile you always had and sparkle in your eyes when you saw me. The love you gave to our family I can never thank you enough for all of the sacrifices you made for our family. Papa when I was 11 years old you took me to stand in line outside of Kmart to get an Elmo tin can of cookies on Black Friday to go with my collection, you stood in line and left me in the truck with the heater on and a huge container of hot chocolate while snow blanketed your red and black flannel. You waited in that line for 2 hours only to buy a gallon of water so I could have that Elmo tin. You took me out shooting on the weekends taught me to make my own bullets to load and clean a gun and showed me how to safely protect myself from any harm. You drove me to and from the Valley to be with you and Gram. You never told me you were disappointed in the choices I was making. You encouraged me and welcomed me home with open arms each and every time. When I was little and cried that we were moving to Phoenix you told me to look at the moon and when it was at it's fullest it meant you missed me just the same. These last four months I have seen the moon shine brighter than ever before. In my 30's I still feel like the same little Laina Lulu that would crul up on your chair in the family room to take a "little siesta" I cherish each and every memory . Thank you. Thank you for loving me. You truly are an amazing Papa, they broke the mold with you! ❤ I love you forever Papa. I miss you terribly.

Until we meet again, all my love,
Lulu

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