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Glenn Buckminster, 95, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away peacefully on Monday, 23 October 2017. He was born 16 August 1922 in Enid, Oklahoma to Fred Eugene Buckminster and his wife Sybil Buckminster (Hirst) of Lahoma, Oklahoma.
He grew up on the family farm in Lahoma as well as in Enid. He attended Oklahoma Military Academy. He entered the Navy in February 1942. His ship, the USS Amsterdam entered Tokyo Bay on 5 September 1945. Soon after, he returned to Norman, Oklahoma and was discharged on 4 December 1945. In August 1947, Glenn married Bernice Vette of Lahoma, Oklahoma and began a marriage that lasted 69 years. He enrolled in the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 1951. While in school, he and Bernice had their only child, Glenda Bernice (Wolfard). Glenn worked in Civil Service at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 69 years. Glenn is survived by his daughter Glenda Wolfard and son-in-law Neal, grandchildren Denise Daniels and Todd Wolfard, and four great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 1:00 pm on Thursday, 26 October 2017 at the Norman I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at www.HavenbrookFuneralHome.com.
Published on October 24, 2017
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