Glenn H. Lancaster


(Jan. 21, 2001)

Memorial services will be conducted at 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Olinger-Woods Chapel in Golden, Colo., for former Powell resident Glenn H. Lancaster, 81, who died Sunday, Jan. 21 in a Fort Collins, Colo., hospital.

Mr. Lancaster, former Elk Basin oilfield superintendent for Amoco in Powell, underwent heart surgery in Fort Collins on Nov. 29. He remained hospitalized in the intensive care unit there until his death on Jan. 21.

He was born Aug. 18, 1919, in O'Neill, Neb. He earned an engineering degree at Colorado Schools of Mines in Golden in 1941 and did post-graduate study at Yale University before entering the U.S. Air Force in 1942.

He served as a First Lieutenant during World War II, flying 35 missions and 410 combat hours in B-29s over Japan, Burma and Malaysia. He was shot down over Burma, bailed out and was subsequently rescued. He was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross with gold clusters.

Mr. Lancaster had a long and distinguished career with Amoco. He headed Amoco Powell operations in the 60s. He was a member of the Powell School Board from 1964 until his transfer from Powell in 1967.

After the death of his first wife, Dorothy, he married Margaret (Peg) Olson in Fort Collins on Feb. 24, 1996.

He was a member of the Meeker, Colo., AF&AM and Scottish Rite.

Survivors include his wife, Peg Lancaster of Golden; a step-daughter, Tana Stewart of Vail, Colo.; a brother, Donald Lancaster of Lakewood, Colo.; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy; and two daughters, Karen Lancaster Johnson and Glenda Lancaster Alleman.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, or the Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation, 1024 S. Lemay, Ft. Collins, Colo. 80524, to benefit either the intensive care unit or the volunteer Pitkin Houses.

Cremation has taken place. Burial of remains will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colo.