March 16, 1942 - August 2, 2021
Shirley Idelle Glass passed away at home on August 2, 2021 after a full, well-lived life. She was 79. Born on March 16, 1942 in Modesto, CA to Chester and Blanche (Aal) Knutson, she grew up in the agricultural town of Patterson, CA with her sister Nelda and many close cousins. She graduated from Patterson High School in 1959 and continued her education at San Diego State University where she earned her BA degree in English in 1963. She thrived on taking classes in a wide variety of areas. In 1987 she completed a degree in Early Childhood Education and a teaching credential. She was the ultimate ‘lifelong learner’. She spent her career sharing that love for learning with her own children, students from the First Lutheran Children’s Center, Redlands USD home-school students, and her many classmates and colleagues. She loved attending community classes in art and writing, participating in Sons of Norway, and attending lectures and musical events throughout our community. While living in San Diego, Shirley met her husband, Glenn Glass. They were married in 1964, had three children and moved to Redlands in 1968. She has been an active member of the Redlands church community for over 50 years. She joined the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1974 and has volunteered in many roles throughout the years. She served with the Redlands Area Community of Churches, Redlands Area Interfaith Council, and the Central City Lutheran Mission. Recently she joined the Redlands United Church of Christ where she loved attending services, Bible studies, book groups and more. Shirley is survived by her husband of 57 years; Glenn R. Glass, their three children; Cynthia Glass Espinosa (Mark), David Glass and Adelle Glass; her sister Nelda Evans (Sam) and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:30am at the First Lutheran Church in Redlands with a reception/celebration following at the Redlands United Church of Christ.
Shirley Idelle Glass passed away at home on August 2, 2021 after a full, well-lived life. She was 79. Born on March 16, 1942 in Modesto, CA to Chester and Blanche (Aal) Knutson, she grew up in the agricultural town of Patterson, CA with her... View Obituary & Service Information
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