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Glen Marlowe

April 28, 1934 — March 15, 2024

August Glen Marlowe, 89, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, March 15, 2024, in the arms of his caregiver and very loving best friend, Carla Martin.

Glen was born April 28, 1934, in El Reno, Oklahoma, to August Glen Marlowe, Sr., and Kathryn Suzanne Barrett Marlowe. He attended Oklahoma State University where he received his MS Degree. He spent some time teaching science and athletics at Keifer High School.

He served two years in the Navy, participating in a flying training program which would forever be his passion. He spent many summers in Missoula, Montana. He was a member of Air America. He became a smoke jumper spending time in Alaska. He was recruited by the CIA for a special mission and would go to Thailand and other countries. He was recently recognized with his group of fellow smoke jumpers for his participation in a special mission for the CIA. He was also a member of the NRA and cherished his gun collection he had obtained over the years.

Glen was a dedicated athlete and participated in a triathlon in Sweden.

Glen was retired from the State of Oklahoma as a Vocational Counselor. He later became an expert witness in Social Security disability hearings. He was also a local member of the Kiwanis Club in Tahlequah.

Glen owned and operated many planes, as well as helicopters and treated so many people for rides. He touched so many lives, he was such a generous man. If you were fortunate enough to know him, you were very blessed.

He leaves behind three nieces, Leslie Jones and family, of Colorado, Kathy Faulkingham and family, of Hampton, New Hampshire, and Diane Childers and family, of Yukon, Oklahoma; one cousin, Porter Hedge, of York, Pennsylvania; and it must be mentioned again that Carla Martin was his family as well and they loved each other very much, this kind of love comes once in a lifetime.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Roxie Mulloy.

We are so thankful from the bottom of our hearts for the numerous caretakers who cared for Glen. A special thank you to his close friends for being there when they were needed in his life. In addition, a special thank you to the VA and Dr. Riley for their great care.

Also, a special thanks to Neal Boatright and Boyd Gamble, who felt like Glen was a father figure in their lives, and Larry and Sara Payton who helped when it really counted during troublesome times. In lieu of flowers, Glen would want you to support the City Pound and Humane Society of Cherokee County in his loving memory. If not for the City Pound in Tahlequah, he would not have found his best bud "Buddy Marlowe" aka "Bubbie" who will continue to live with Carla.

Funeral services were private.

When Glen was asked how he wanted to be remembered... He simply replied, "A fair man". He was that indeed. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

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