Obituary: Glen A. Calhoun

Glen CalhounLongtime Red River resident Glen A. Calhoun, 100, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015.

Glen was born Aug. 3, 1914, in Fort Worth, the first of two children of Temple Glen and Anna Willig Calhoun. He attended Arlington Heights High School. Upon graduation, he went to work for Safeway Stores before moving to Red River in 1960 with plans to open a grocery store on High Street.

According to Glen’s son Ted, the family had vacationed in Red River in 1959 and “[Glen] thought there was an opportunity here, just as many other people have done. He liked what he saw and he wanted to be here, so he came.”

Ted, who was 15 at the time, finished high school in Fort Worth, then in 1964, “I bought Johnny’s Store [a grocery store owned by Johnny Brandenburg] and ran that through the winter of 1969.”

Then in 1970, Glen closed the Glen’s Superette and Ted opened Der Markt on Main Street. Glen, who had also opened Glen A. Calhoun Real Estate in 1962, devoted his full attention to that business until he retired and moved back to Texas in 1975.

During his years in Red River, Glen was active in the community, serving as president of the Red River Chamber of Commerce. An avid snowmobiler, he continued to ride snowmobiles into his 90s while visiting family there.

He married Betty Bernice Cammel on July 23, 1933. Glen and Bernice had been married over 60 years when she died in January 1995.

He married Marjorie Anne Roberts on June 30, 1995.

Glen was active in the Lions Club in Fort Worth and was a talented amateur musician, playing the piano and organ. He helped organize weekly organ recital nights in his home in Weatherford.

In addition to his wife, Bernice, his parents and his brother, Harold Lee, preceded him in death. Survivors: Wife, Anne; children, Glenda Martinez of Gordonville and Ted Calhoun (Linda) of Red River, N.M.; grandchildren, Michael Calhoun (Sharon), Brian Calhoun (Whitney), Matthew Calhoun (Molly), Pam Taggart (Tim), Kevan Burt (Peni), Katie McDowell (Beau) and Nathan Lyles; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Glen’s service is 11:30 a.m. Tuesday (June 30) in Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth with interment at Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday (june 29) at Greenwood.