Carol E. Glass of Hermiston passed away on Jan. 13, 2020 in Hermiston after a long battle with cancer at the age of 79.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1940 in Spokane, Wash. to Ralph and Effie Dicken.
Her mother died in childbirth, and Carol was raised by her father and grandma Sarah for nine years before her father remarried. Carol graduated from John Rogers High School in Spokane before attending the Multnomah School of the Bible in Portland. She came to Hermiston in 1961 to spend the summer with her sister and her husband, Donna and Roy Weber. Carol worked at Richmaid Ice Cream Store that summer and met her future husband, Chuck Glass. Although Donna and Roy moved from Hermiston, Carol remained and married Chuck in 1962.
Carol and Chuck had two children, Timothy and Lori, before divorcing in 1973. She later worked as a cook at many local restaurants, including the Blue Bucket and Frasus Restaurant, and at the Umatilla Army Depot during the disarmament.
Carol attended Trinity Lutheran Church and had been a member of the Emblem Club. She loved bingo, going to the senior center and morning coffee with her friends at McDonalds. She was an avid sports fan, was a jigsaw puzzle whiz and kept an immaculate yard. Carol was diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and fought a gallant battle through the years as cancer reoccurred and she finally succumbed.
She is survived by her son, Tim Glass; daughter, Lori Rodriguez and her husband Chendo; grandsons, Derek and Justin; great grandchildren, Sebastian and Penelope; sister, Donna Weber; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Burns Mortuary Chapel, Hermiston.
Burial will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery.
Those who wish may make contributions in Carol’s memory to the Susan G. Komen cancer research at https://ww5.komen.org.
Please share memories of Carol with her family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.