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Susan Glenette Brackenbury

Nov. 26, 1934 - Jan. 5, 2022

Date of Service: Jan. 12, 2022

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ALBION – Susan Glenette Brackenbury, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 87 in her Albion home, Wednesday, January 5, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.

Glenette was born November 26, 1934, in Elba, Idaho, where she lived with her parents and three sisters until she married Gerald Lee Brackenbury and moved to Albion, Idaho.

Gerald and Glenette were married in Elba on November 20, 1951, and later solemnized their union in the Logan Utah Temple on April 24. 1993.

Glenette was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in multiple callings through the years. She gave her all to each of her callings and those who had the privilege of serving with her experienced her zest for life and dedication to her faith.

Glenette was a hard worker who shared the chores and duties of a working farm. She milked cows and helped where ever she could on the farm; no task was too great or small for Glenette and she gave each her best without complaint. She was a fun, dedicated mother who set an example of hard work, kindness, charity, and unconditional love for her family.

Following a catastrophic fire that destroyed much of the family belongings, Glenette went to work for J C Penney's for several years. She was still able to provide the wonderful home life for her family and eventually went to work for D. L. Evans Bank where she retired after 25 years of service.

When Glenette was in her early fifties she experienced a life-changing event with the replacement of a major valve in her heart with a mechanical valve. Like everything else she was challenged with in life she met it head on; never complaining or using this as an excuse to not live life to the fullest. She loved to hunt, fish and travel – this little set back didn't stop her from doing any of her favorite pastimes.

Glenette loved spending time with her family. She spent special time with each of her children and their families camping, traveling to Disneyland, the Oregon and Washington coasts, Canada, the World's Fair, and a very special Alaskan Cruise. Glenette loved to travel and experience new places and things; but, she would tell you her one passion was playing Pinochle. She would play anytime she could find enough people willing and a deck of cards.

Glenette is survived by her children, Marcia (Danny) Osterhout of Declo, Valerie (Eddy) Kelsey of Buhl, Randy (Janet) Brackenbury of Albion, and Tammy (Jim) Owens of Albion; 30 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren (when you married into Glenette's family you became one of hers and were counted as such); her two sisters, Donna Harper and Vera Hutchison; and multiple nieces and nephews who she dearly loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Lee Brackenbury; parents, Glenwood and Susan Barker Taylor; sister, Cleta Whitaker; son-in law, Jim Owens, and great-grandson, Hunter Brown.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 12, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Albion Ward, located at 889 S. Main St., with Bishop David Nebeker officiating. Burial will be in the Mormon Cemetery in Albion.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and from 10 until 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, preceding the funeral, at the church.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available and maintained at the following link: https://youtu.be/Afp3AdVhuJ8.

Condolences for Susan Glenette Brackenbury

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From Linda Clark Moore:
I loved Glenette! She was a big part of my childhood. I can’t even think of a time when Glenette was not in the audience giving me support at church, at school, at 4-H, she was always there. Many times she was my transportation as she chauffeured so many of us to activities. Our families were close and when the house burned down I felt the incredible loss. I spent so much time there with Marcia and Valerie.
I remember one time when Glenette and Mom took all of us kids to Elba to gather pine cones. What a job!! Whenever I buy pine nuts (they are expensive), I think what a good deal after experiencing that day.
Glenette was such a positive, loyal, fun person to know. I’m so blessed to have known and loved her!
From Linda Clark Moore:
I loved Glenette! She was a big part of my childhood. I can’t even think of a time when Glenette was not in the audience giving me support at church, at school, at 4-H, she was always there. Many times she was my transportation as she chauffeured so many of us to activities. Our families were close and when the house burned down I felt the incredible loss. I spent so much time there with Marcia and Valerie.
I remember one time when Glenette and Mom took all of us kids to Elba to gather pine cones. What a job!! Whenever I buy pine nuts (they are expensive), I think what a good deal after experiencing that day.
Glenette was such a positive, loyal, fun person to know. I’m so blessed to have known and loved her!
From Linda Clark Moore:
I loved Glenette! She was a big part of my childhood. I can’t even think of a time when Glenette was not in the audience giving me support at church, at school, at 4-H, she was always there. Many times she was my transportation as she chauffeured so many of us to activities. Our families were close and when the house burned down I felt the incredible loss. I spent so much time there with Marcia and Valerie.
I remember one time when Glenette and Mom took all of us kids to Elba to gather pine cones. What a job!! Whenever I buy pine nuts (they are expensive), I think what a good deal after experiencing that day.
Glenette was such a positive, loyal, fun person to know. I’m so blessed to have known and loved her!
From Linda Clark Moore:
I loved Glenette! She was a big part of my childhood. I can’t even think of a time when Glenette was not in the audience giving me support at church, at school, at 4-H, she was always there. Many times she was my transportation as she chauffeured so many of us to activities. Our families were close and when the house burned down I felt the incredible loss. I spent so much time there with Marcia and Valerie.
I remember one time when Glenette and Mom took all of us kids to Elba to gather pine cones. What a job!! Whenever I buy pine nuts (they are expensive), I think what a good deal after experiencing that day.
Glenette was such a positive, loyal, fun person to know. I’m so blessed to have known and loved her!
From Gaylen and Carolyn Smyer:
To the immediate and extended Brackenbury family, we are so sorry for your loss. Glenette was a great lady and was always friendly and pleasant. Best wishes in the coming weeks and months.
From Janis Warr:
I loved visiting with Glennette. She always met life's challenges with gusto. We have lost a dear friend.
From Renee Jones:
Always a smile on her face ...I will miss that smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with her sisters at this time...as well as with her other family members. Till we meet again
From Sharon Hutchison:
Thinking of you With Sincere Sympathy and Fond Memories of your loved one.
From Toyia Hutchison:
What a wonderful lady. She always made me feel the same way my aunt Cleta did. She will be so missed. My condolences to her children, grandchildren and everyone who loved her. Rest in peace.
From Margaret Clark Miller:
Glennette was always part of our village growing up. Marcia, Valerie, Randy and Tammy were our favorite playmates. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of Glennette, but one I particularly think of that influenced me was a time in High School when she was Primary president and asked me to substitute in a young primary class. I was struggling when Glenette came in, took the book, and was able so naturally to teach the lesson. At the time I thought that was my goal, to be as fluent as she was in knowing the gospel, and teach so seemingly effortlessly. Her example came to mind through many years of teacihng in both school and primary.
When Mom heard of Glenette's passing she was so sad. They were close friends for 70 years. I'm glad they were able to play pinocle each week for so many years.
Glennette was an elect lady who will be so missed.
From Mike and Sherry Spencer:
Good memories of Glennette at the bank. Always had that beautiful smile on her face!
From Rhonda and David Chatterly:
We’re sure going to miss lunch with her every Wednesday! We sure enjoyed her company and her stories! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
From Juanita Brady:
I Was just thinking of my dear cousin the day she died. I just keep getting closer and closer to the title that I don’t want— oldest in the family. I have so many wonderful memories of time spent with Glennette and her sisters. She certainly is leaving behind a wonderful large family which I know will miss her. I am so glad that I was able to share a pinochle game or two with her. I wish I had lived closer! My condolences goes out to her children, grand children and the great great grandchildren! Also want to send love and sympathy wishes to Vera and Donna. Treasure always those special memories that you have of times with your sister Mother and Grandmother. I hope to join you with the webcast!

Juanita
From Felix and Verda Villarma:
We are so sorry to hear of Glennette's passing. I grew up with Glennette in Elba and attended grade school and high school with her. Loved seeing her at our annual Albion High School Reunion. She will be missed by all of us but we have great memories. God bless her family and know that many prayers are going out to all of them.
From Vicky Brackenbury :
Aunt Glenette held a very special place in my heart. Growing up we spent many summers and holidays in their home. She was like a second mom to us and never treated us any different than her own. She will be deeply missed by many. Rest in Peace Aunt Glenette . Give dad and mom a hug for me.
From Ernest and Carol Christensen :
We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all with peace and love.
From Ernest and Carol Christensen :
We are so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all with peace and love.
From Darla Whipple:
So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you!
From Renee Jones :
So sorry to hear about Glennettes passing. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I will miss seeing her at the Barker reunion. Till we meet again.
From Darlene Wahlgren:
Glenette was more than an aunt to me, she was a friend. She married my Uncle Gerald when I was 6 and most of my memories are of her in my life. At the center of the Brackenbury family were my grandparents, George and Estella, and when my Grandma passed Glenette filled that role and she carried it well. Family gatherings will never be the same with the hole she has left in our lives. She was absolutely loyal in her love and pride of her family and we loved her in return. She always ended a conversation with, I love you. Love you too, Glenette.
From Sandra McCoy:
Mike and I send our condolences to all of Glennette's family. We will miss her very much.
From Della Berg:
I loving memory of a wonderful sister in law that was more like a loving sister to me, I want to give thanks to her and her family for all the wonderful, and fun memories. Glenette will truly be missed and forever loved.
From Tom & Ilene Hogan:
I loved Glenette. She was always kind to me. She will be missed, sorry for your loss
From Meredith Hunt:
My deepest sympathy. It is hard to miss a loved one especially as awesome as Glenette! I will miss our visits. God Bless!
From Pam Teeter:
I love Glennette so much! I will miss you, sweet cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Glennette's family!
From Jane Nichol:
This truly saddens me. My thoughts and prayers are with her immediate family. I will truly miss seeing her at the annual Barker reunion and playing a friendly game if pinochle. Til we meet again.
From Ferris Taylor:
So sorry to hear of Glennette’s passing. I guess heaven needed another pinochle partner. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
From Ray Arguello :
So sorry for your loss. She was a great woman who was always kind to everyone.
From Ferris Taylor:
So sorry to hear of Glennette’s passing. I guess heaven needed another pinochle partner. We will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

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