John Swanson Yarbrough Archives Obituaries
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19-Jul-2005 00:38:36 MDTTucson, Pima County, Arizona - April 2004: William Glenn Edwards
William Glenn Edwards - Obituary "written by daughter, Glennda Jo Edwards"
Glenn entered the greatest rodeo of his life, April 29, 2004. He was born in Metcalf, Arizona on April 13, 1926. He spent his first few years with his parents, Coralea and William C. Edwards, on the Chitty Place ranch, before moving to Eagle Creek where he worked the N O - Bar ranch. He was president of the Junior Cattle Growers Association, served as president of the Greenlee County Cattle Growers Association. Glenn was a member of the Rodeo Cowboys Association, now known as the PRCA, a member of The Elks Lodge in Clifton, as well as a Lifetime member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW). He served in the Navy for a short time, returning to the family ranch when his father died. He married Cecilia Jo Cox in 1960; in 1965, he bought a farm in Franklin. During his life, he has done just about everything a cowboy can do. He was a team roper since he was old enough to drive and there are many trophies around his home, not to mention the buckles and saddles he won, to prove his success. He also raced many winning horses over the years. After he retired and sold the farm, Glenn began roping again with his youngest son, E.D. Edwards.
Glenn is survived by his wife Cecilia Jo (Cox) Edwards, sons, Frank, E.D. (Nancy) and Bill Thomas (Bridget) Edwards; two daughters, Mary Lea (Mike) Nuttall, Glennda Jo Edwards; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be held for Glenn on May 22, 2004, 10:30 am, at the Duncan Park in Duncan, Arizona. After the service, his remains will be released at Hannigans Meadow as per his request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.
Received from Beverley Hudson
Burial: May 22, 2004, Memorial service held in Duncan Park and remains released at Hannigans Meadow
Cremation: May 03, 2004, Adair Funeral Home, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona1731