Obituary: Emma Glenn

Obituary: Emma Glenn

Emma Glenn, 86, died July 11, 2017.

Emma Louise (Lou) Carr Glenn was born Jan. 30, 1931, to Milton Raymond Carr and Ruth Rose (Jeanne) Cleveland in Salamanca, N.Y. She passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

She moved to Spokane, Wash., in her teen years, married Frank Tomsha and had three children. Lou later moved to Dallas, where she worked at Braniff International and married pilot Bob Eckstein. After his death, she moved to Atlanta, where she pursued studies that would result in her eventual conversion to the faith.

Lou met and married Joseph Glenn, and they enjoyed many happy years of family life and international travel. They were members of The Temple in Atlanta and active members of the Jewish cultural and community center.

As an artist, she produced many paintings over the years and earned recognition for her talent as well as her support of the arts in and around the Atlanta area. She was on the board of directors for the Alpha 1 Association before it became the Alpha-1 Foundation, and she traveled extensively on its behalf to raise awareness and support efforts to fund research and assist individuals in need.

To be closer to family, she later moved back to the Dallas area, where she became an active member of the Arlington Suburban Women’s Club.

In honor of the work she valued, please send donations to the Alpha-1 Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33134,

She was preceded in death by Joe Glenn and is survived by children Patti Brown, Michele Opsal and Rodney (Rachel) Tomsha; grandchildren Shannon (Brian) Mainard, Sadie (Sean) Smith, Marc Opsal (Meryl), and Leo and Cohen Tomsha; great-grandchildren Kylie Rupert, Jasper Opsal, Kylie, Kasen and Kaelan Smith; half-brother M. Robert Carr of Washington, D.C.; niece Ally Carr; and stepchildren Ann, Joan and Mimi Eckstein, Judy Dechar, and Michael Glenn.

A graveside service will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5.

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