Glen donated three of his photographs to our 50th reunion fund raiser for BHS. I was a lucky recipient of one of these, a picture of Whatcom Falls, which is displayed on my office wall. Rest in peace, Glen.
Glen Arthur McMurry, 70, of Sedro-Woolley passed away Monday, November 5, 2018. Glen was born December 24, 1947 to Neil and Hannah McMurry in Bellingham, WA. He graduated from Bellingham High School and obtained a degree from Skagit Valley College in Forestry. He resided in Skagit Valley for many years where he built himself a “man cave” shop, with a residence attached. He retired from the Department Of Transportation where he worked on our major highways as an engineer. Glen was passionate about woodworking, photography, and hiking. He built wood rocking motorcycles, kaleidoscopes and hope chests for a few of his family members. He inherited his Dad’s green thumb and produced an impressive garden every year. Glen also put a lot of work into making a calendar every year that featured his photographs of beautiful scenery. He passed these out to family and friends. He took 1st prize in the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival photo contest in 2015. After he retired he started “Shutter Finger Photographs,” and started selling his photos. Many photos he printed on canvas and stretched himself, others he place in hand built frames. Glen is survived by five siblings, Marjorie Giger, of Bellingham, Frank (Julie) McMurry, of Bellingham, Robert McMurry, of Seattle, Irene (Roger) Hall, of Friday Harbor, Alan (Laurie) McMurry, of Kirkland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Neil and Hannah McMurry; brother-in-law, Wesley Giger. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00, Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley, with a reception immediately following at Rustic Roots, 133 State St. Suite B, Sedro-Woolley. Share your memories of Glen and sign the online guestbook at www.lemleychapel.com.