Alvin Russell Glaze passed away at his home in Hood River, Ore., on Sept. 20, 2014. He was born on March 12, 1937, in Silver City, N.M., to Willie and Beatrice Glaze (Poe). When he was 13 years old, the family moved to Washington state.
After high school, Alvin joined the Air Force and married Diane Powell. He and Diane raised their three children in Hawaii and western Washington, during which time he earned three college degrees.
In 1982 the family moved to Hood River and purchased orchards on the west side of the valley. Alvin farmed while also working full-time as an engineer at Bonneville Dam and The Dalles Dam.
After his retirement, he and Diane traveled extensively, and he indulged in his love of photography.
Alvin is survived by his wife, Diane, his daughter, Crystal Pickerd (Jerry), son Anthony (Holly), and son Derek (Niki). He treasured his grandchildren, Barrett Pickerd, Brandon Pickerd, William Glaze, Jack Glaze and Ethan Glaze. He is also survived by his brother, John (Carol), and sister, Rose “June” (Mike) Tobin.
No service is planned. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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