October 14, 2013
Glenn James Kerns died Oct. 9, 2013, in Grass Valley. He was 89.
Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City, Calif. A reception will follow the service.
Glenn was born Dec. 21, 1923, in Tracy, Calif., to Thomas and Rose Kerns. He graduated from Washington Union High School, Fremont, Calif., in 1941. He served in the U.S. Army, 6th Infantry Division, from 1943-45 in the New Guinea and Philippine campaigns, Korea occupation force, and was a technical sergeant when discharged.
He married Patsy Roberts March 12, 1960, and they lived in Fremont, Calif. They were blessed with two daughters. Kelly was born in 1963 and Becky in 1966. He worked at the FMC Corporation, Newark, Calif., plant for 44 years, the last 20 as Plant Controller. He retired at the end of 1985 and moved to Grass Valley in 1990.
Glenn served as auditor and Sunday school teacher in several churches and most recently was a member of the Sierra Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed his family, church, home, friends, traveling, walking and reading.
Glenn is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patsy; daughters Kelly Kerns of Antelope, Calif., and Becky Kerns; her husband, Jeff Behan, and their daughter, Elliot, all of Corvallis, Ore.; sister- in-law Anne Beeman of Grass Valley, Calif.; brother-in-law Luther Roberts of McMinville, Ore.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Rose Kerns; sister Margaret Mathews; and brothers LeRoy and Thomas Kerns.
Arrangements are made under the direction of the Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills or Sierra Presbyterian Church.