Glenna Murdock Coleman

Oct. 8, 1931 - Jan. 8, 2020


Glenna Murdock Coleman, age 88, passed away January 8, 2020 at St. Lukes Hospital in Boise, ID.

She was born October 8th, 1931 in Nampa, Idaho and lived there until her mother died when she was eight years old. Glenna, along with four siblings, went to Wilder, Idaho to live with their aunt and uncle where they attended school until 1947, when they moved to Harper to live with their dad. She graduated from Harper High School in 1949 and married Frank Coleman in June of that year.

In 1956, she started with the UP Postal Service as a leave replacement for the postmaster. Then became a rural mail carrier in Harper and transferred to Ontario in 1980. She loved the job and the people on her route and retired on January 2, 1998 after 38 years of service. In 1982 she was awarded outstanding rural mail carrier of the year for the state of Oregon.

Throughout her life, she was involved in various activities such as providing hayrides for her children and their classmates, Harper Ladies Club, 4-H leader and TOPS. She especially enjoyed planting flowers in her yard and tending the lilies in her pond.

Glenna is survived by three children Donald (Susan) Coleman, Debra (Rod) Showalter and Diane (Albert) Valenzuela, six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Husband Frank preceded her in death in March, 2016.

Services will be held Friday, January 17th at the Christian Church, 450 A Street West in Vale, Oregon, with viewing at 10:00am and services at 11:00am. Burial will be at Valley View Cemetery at 2:00pm.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners’ Childrens Hospital.

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