|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1916|
|Death: ||May 16, 2010|
Glenn J. Bristow, former longtime Ponca City resident and World War II Veteran, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be reunited with his beloved wife, Ivy, on Sunday evening, May 16, 2010. He had been residing in Dallas, Texas, where he passed away peacefully at his home. He was 93.
He was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Billings, Mo., to Everett M. and Letha Bristow. Due to the Great Depression, the family moved more than once between Missouri and Sterling, Colo., where he spent much of his youth and graduated high school. He then spent three years working in CCC Camps in Colorado and Wyoming, followed by 2 years working on a farm in Springfield, Mo.
On Sept. 13, 1940, he joined the U.S. Army. On Dec. 7, 1941, about one week after leaving Hawaii, the fleet of ships on which he was traveling across the Pacific toward the Philippines received the news that Pearl Harbor had been attacked and the President of the U.S. had declared they were at war. His fleet received orders to change course and go to Australia. He spent 37 months of his enlistment there and in the Trobriand Islands in the Southwest Pacific.
While in Australia he met the beautiful love of his life, Ivy Jamie. They were married on April 8, 1943, in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. He was discharged from the army Sept. 1, 1945. One month later he became employed at the Conoco Oil Refinery in Ponca City, where he worked in what they called the "crude units" for almost 35 years until retiring Sept. 1, 1980.
He was a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church on north Union for many years and was a Christian man who loved God and was always there for his family. After being preceded in death by his wife in 1998, he remained at the Ponca City family home on North 14th Street until 2007, when at age 91 he moved to Dallas to be near his children.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Gerald E. Bristow, Leonard W. Bristow and Darryl L. Bristow; two sisters, Wanda L White and Hazel Salisbury; grandson, Stephen R. Brakey; and son-in-law, Earl Stevens.
Survivors include daughters, Mary Stevens and Jennifer Clowers, and one son, Ora Glenn Bristow, all of Texas; five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service is planned at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at Resthaven-Sunset Memorial Park with Rev. Mary Olinger officiating.
Everett Milton Bristow (1895 - 1973)
Letha Terry Bristow (1895 - 1992)
Ivy Jamie Bristow (1920 - 1998)*
Hazel Roxie Bristow Salisbury (1915 - 2008)*
Glenn James Bristow (1916 - 2010)
William Leonard Bristow (1921 - 1969)*
Wanda Lou Bristow White (1933 - 1993)*
Darryl Lee Bristow (1935 - 1994)*
Resthaven Memorial Park
Maintained by: Jennifer Clowers
Originally Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Jun 01, 2010
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