Glenn Haines, long-time resident of Colorado Springs, died February 6, 2012, following a short illness.
He was born in Gladwin, Michigan, in 1927 to James and Mary Haines. One of 11 children, he grew up on the family farm in Afton, Michigan. After graduating from high school in 1945, Glenn attended Michigan State University as part of its ROTC program. He left MSU to join the Air Force and was stationed at Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, where Glenn remained for more than 60 years, calling the city home.
Before being honorably discharged, Glenn met the love of his life, Stella Chavez, whom he married in 1949. He attended Colorado College and briefly moved back to Michigan, where his daughter was born. He and his family returned to Colorado Springs, and he began a long career with Aircraft Mechanics, Inc. In the 1970s, Glenn established his own manufacturing business, Falcon Metal Products.
An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, Glenn also loved golf, traveling and spending time with his granddaughter and two great-grandsons. He was devoted to the Chadbourn Community Church, which he helped to get put on the National Register of Historic Places. Glenn served on the church board, and volunteered his time and expertise to its service and maintenance.
Preceded in death by his wife in 2009, Glenn is survived by his daughter, Jacqueline Haines-Bobbitt; granddaughter, Samantha (John) Ross; and two great-grandsons, Ethan and Daniel, all of Colorado Springs. He also is survived by a brother, Norman Haines; four sisters, Jane Mercer, Esther Skeldon, Irene Wing and Arlene Hare; a special sister- and brother-in-law, Tillie and Joe Valverde; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at the Chadbourn Community Church. Inurnment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chadbourn Community Church, 402 Conejos St., Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.