Lynn F. Glaze, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on July 10 at the age of 88.
Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Lynn was the daughter of Kenneth Loveland Ferguson and Constance May Pedder Ferguson. After graduating from Stanford University with a B.A. in elementary education, she taught school in Roswell, New Mexico, and San Diego before marrying her Stanford classmate, Harry Smith Glaze Jr., in 1957.
Lynn and Harry lived in Marin County, California, where their daughter, Catherine, was born before returning to Stanford, where Lynn received an Master of Arts degree in education while Harry got an MBA.
They then moved to Darien, where Lynn was a substitute teacher until their son, Charles, was born. In Darien, Lynn was an active volunteer. She was president of the Darien YWCA, Secretary of the Republican Town Committee, and a district chairman for the Darien Representative Town Meeting as well as a vestry member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. She also worked as Development Director for Greenwich Academy.
After moving to Greenville in 1984, Lynn was Development Director for the American Lung Association of Delaware and later a consultant to various nonprofit organizations.
Always interested in politics, she was a delegate to the 1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans where she was on the Platform Committee. Lynn wrote two young adult historical novels based on her ancestors’ migration to California, and she served on the boards of the Episcopal Church Home, Ingleside Homes, Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, and St. Michael’s School and Nursery.
She and Harry began a decades-long interest in international travel with a trip to Europe in 1964 and visited every continent and more than 120 countries over the years.
Lynn is predeceased by her parents and her brother, Scott Ferguson, as well as by Harry, who passed away in April, and her son, Charles. She is survived by her daughter, Catherine, her daughter-in-law, Laura, and her younger brother, Douglas Ferguson.
A memorial service for both Lynn and Harry was held on July 26, 2021 in Greenville.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to St. Michael’s School and Nursery.
— an obituary from Chandler Funeral Home and Crematory, where online condolences may be left