Glenn Shroyer, longtime resident of Helix and recently of Pendleton, passed away Dec 21 at Kadlec Hospital in Richland due to pneumonia. A celebration of life service with military honors will be held Saturday, January 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Helix Church.
Glenn Elvin Shroyer was born December 29, 1923, in Grafton, Nebraska, to William and Grace Shroyer. He graduated from Lushton High School and Adcox Diesel Trade School, then served in the Army in the Philippines and in Japan. After discharge, while visiting an Army friend in Pendleton, he found he liked the warmer winters and drier summers, and met his wife, Carol (Campbell) at a Helix dance. They were married July 29, 1951. Their son, Gene, died in 2003. Their daughter, Susie, is an RN in Phoenix.
Glenn was employed initially as a farm worker by Ruff Raymond, Merton Winn, and ”Doc” Campbell Farms in the Helix area, then took over custom farming for his in-laws, Henry and Cassie Campbell, in 1971 and bought neighboring lands adding to the homestead near Myrick.
He volunteered for many years with the Round-Up fence crew, cooked eggs for VFW cowboy breakfasts, was on the Helix school board, was a BPOE Elks trustee, and attended Helix Church and Coffee Club. Glenn enjoyed traveling with the Pendleton Travel Club, working with stained glass and wood, and collected and refurbished John Deere tractors.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter Sue Metzer (Tim); granddaughters Gretchen Taylor of Meridian, Idaho, and Kelly Waldo (Michael) of Glendale, Ariz.; grandson Todd Shroyer of Redmond; great-grandsons Gage, Austin and Ian Taylor and Landyn Hancock; great-granddaughter Grace Waldo; and great-great-granddaughter Serenity Taylor.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Helix Booster Club or the Helix Church, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.pioneerchapel.com