Glenn Lee Salmon 1930-2019
Glenn Lee Salmon, age 88, a 52-year resident of Chewelah, WA, passed away on March 13, 2019 in Cheney, WA. Glenn was born on July 5, 1930 in Spokane, WA, the son of Lee Potter and Clara Sophie (Larson) Salmon.
Glenn was raised in Spokane where he attended school and graduated in 1947 from North Central High School. He then began college at the State Normal School in Cheney (now Eastern Washington University). There he studied music, math and chemistry. After graduating with his teaching certificate in the early 1950s, Glenn began teaching in Rosalia, WA. He took a furlough from teaching and entered the U.S. Army. There he served stateside for all four branches of the military. During this time, he played in the Marine Band in Washington D.C. and often reminisced of starting every morning with a presentation of taps. He was honorably discharged but remained in the reserves through the Army National Guard. On January 12, 1957, Glenn married Annette Yvonne Lussier. They began a marriage that would span 51 years from a blind date beginning. Glenn had been teaching in Lamont, WA and later Wilson Creek, WA before relocating to Seattle to study medicine at the University of Washington. He attended school during the day and drove taxi at night to support them. More