Genevieve Lee Glander, my sweet mama, 97 of Rossville, slipped into her eternal rest on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 5pm, her work now finished. Her loving family was with her as she passed, she was at peace and ready to meet her Lord.
Genevieve Patricia Andres Lee Glander was born May 29, 1921 in St. Louis, MO to Obed Fredrick James Benjamin Andres and Hilda Dagmar Nielsen. Two children came from this marriage, Genevieve and her brother James Benjamin and one half-sister from her father’s first marriage, Selma Andres Fenton. She had three half siblings: Alice, Jack, and Jessie Edith, from Hilda’s first marriage to Brown McDonald. The third marriage brought three more half-siblings into my mom’s life: Janet Beverly, Jean Betty (twins), and Florence Isabel, as well as step-brother, Raymond Allen King and step-father, Joseph Blackburn King.
She taught Elementary school for the General Conference of Seventh-Day-Adventists for 22 years in the Southern Conference and before that she taught for about 10 years in the Pacific Union Conference. She retired from teaching in 1986 and moved to California.
Genevieve was married to Oscar Hugh Lee on June 7, 1945 in Arlington, CA. They were married 25 years before he passed away in 1970. They had 2 children, Daniel Meridith Lee and Barbara Kathleen Lee.
Genevieve was married again on December 21, 1986 to Nathaniel Alan Glander in Colton, GA. They were married for 29 years before he passed away in 2015. There were no children from this marriage however, Alan had two grown children at the time from his first marriage: Jerry Glander and Jean Glander Seigle.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, Obed Fredrick James Benjamin Andres and Hilda Dagmar Nielson McDonald Andres King; step-father, Joseph Blackburn King; two husbands, Oscar Lee and Alan Glander; four sisters, Alice McDonald Hensley, Edith McDonald Moyer, Selma Andres Fenton, and Jean Betty King; two brothers, Jack McDonald and James Benjamin Andres; one step-brother, Raymond Allen King; one grandson, James Colby Bearden.
Survivors include her children, Daniel Lee of Monteagle, TN and Barbara (Larry) Lee Bearden of Rossville, GA; sisters, Janet King Georgette of Loma Linda, CA and Florence King Bare of Sun City, CA; grandchildren, Aaron Lee, Peter Lee, Brooke Lee, and Stefan Lee, Stephanie Bearden Meyer, and Christopher Lee Bearden; one great-granddaughter, Taylor Meyer; two step-children, Jerry (Nani) Glander of Keeau, HI, and Jean (Gary) Steger of F. Walton Beach, FL.
I would like to especially thank my Aunts Florence Bare and Janet Georgette for looking out for and helping my sweet mama and Alan while they were living in Sun City, CA and Jerry and Nani for taking care of them in Hawaii. I really appreciate all you did for them. I also want to say a special thank you to my husband, Larry, for helping and supporting me in the care of my mother during the time she lived with us. Also, thanks to Daniel for visiting her as often as he could.
There will be no services or visitation at this time. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, TN and my sweet mama will be laid to rest beside her first husband and father of her children, Oscar H. Lee.
Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home & Crematory, Rossville.