Glenna Moriane Creasy November 15, 1921 - 7/2/2020
Glenna, Age 98 ascended to heaven to become our guardian angel on July 2nd, 2020.
If you married into Grandma’s family you became members of her family, Grandma never cared for the step child title, you were hers, and that was that.
Glenna was the matriarch of our family and has joined the rest of our past ancestors and now is an angel watching over us.
Glenna lived through the Great Depression, Dust Bowl and was a welder in the iron yards in Portland during WW2 on Liberty ships.
She was a mixologist (Bar Tender) the majority of her working career. She could talk to anyone and soon you were caught up in her stories. She was a fabulous listener.
Glenna cherished her Choctaw Native American heritage. She shared the stories of her life with all who loved to just sit quietly and listen. She could trace her lineages back to the trial of tears. William (Billy) King and Lith-Ho-Ke were her Great-Grandparents. Grandparents were Horace Potts and Judy Cane Potts, she came to be known as Granny Potts. Parents William Franklin Horace Ely Logan and Laura Potts Logan. William Edwin Logan and Sally McBride Logan were grandparents on fathers side. The combination of a full blood Irish man to a full blood Choctaw woman created a family of strong children. Glenna said and the rolls confirmed that she’s 1/2 Choctaw/Chickasaw. She also laid claim to Irish heritage. It was very important to her that her children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great-Great grandchildren knew their heritage and all that are eligible is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Tribe.
Glenna attended Choctaw cultural gatherings as often as possible when the Chief came to Oregon. She would meet and share her stories with the Chief Gary Batton. Glenna loved all people and her Choctaw brothers and sisters held a special place in her heart.
Glenna was raised in Albion, Oklahoma in Choctaw nation. Glenna was the fifth child of thirteen children born to William and Laura Potts Logan.
Glenna lived and thrived on the farm. They raised what they ate and a special treat was when Daddy brought home post toasties. All doctoring of the children was done by Mama as she learned from Mother. Her father always carried his bible and preached the good word as well as being a barber and a Jack of many trades. When the soldiers returned to town after the WW2 he helped them get their medals for their service. Her daddy always built on an extra room when his children married so they could always come home to visit and bring their family.
When Glenna turned ninety years old The Choctaw Nation sent her a beautiful blanket with the Great seal of the Choctaw nation on it. She treasured that blanket as it was only gifted to elders of the tribe. When her son John turned seventy five she gifted the blanket to him. He cherishes the blanket just as he cherished his Mother.
Great granddaughter Diana will never forget how she spoiled her rotten her whole life, she contributed financial aid during her and James college Years. She made her always believe “You are a beautiful princess in all ways”. She would make her look in the mirror and say “I’m beautiful” She taught her about sewing clothing and wearing it with pride, she tried to teach her embroidery. Glenna was able to meet and spend time with all 3 of her great-great grandchildren.
Her Great-great grandchildren Russ Jr. and Liam held a special place in her heart.
Glenna loved to embroider and they were works of art, she made the most beautiful quilts and always added love to them. Glenna was an avid reader and often exchanged books with her dear friend Shirley Morris.
Glenna was lovingly watched over by neighbors Karen and Wayne Cook and their son Wade as well as Lorna and Kimberly Henarie who would visit often while she remained at home. Tami Martin of the Siletz Tribal Clinic and all the staff there were wonderful support when her medical condition began to decline. Glenna loved the folks at The Oregon Veterans Home and their care of her was above and beyond.
She was long time member of a Bunko dice game and curves ladies lunch. These friends were like sisters and daughters. They loved her dearly and she loved them.
Glenna was a member of the Lady Elks for many years (25-30) and held every position including President which she held multiple times. She was a 20-year member of the Emblem Club and also filled every chair including President. She made all the ladies of Emblem Club their signature patchwork vests. Many people identified the Toledo Emblem Club by those vests. Many of the ladies still have theirs and they cherish them.
She was VERY patriotic and as a member of the Lady Elks she was a flag bearer for the Lodge Flag Day ceremony and was also part of the Flag Folding ceremony
they did during Veteran's Day and out at Siletz School to give example to the students there. They did this folding ceremony for several years.
Glenna was also well known at the Lodge for her chocolate cherry cake which she provided each time the Ladies helped with events, services and other get togethers. In addition to that she provided the club her homemade hot buttered rum mix every year during the holidays and many times she provided enough that we could raffle it off. Glenna and Frank made peanut brittle and baked goods weekly when the Toledo Wednesday market was in operation. They were so pleased that the money went towards the senior party. Glenna is survived by husband Frank Ross Creasy Jr., they were married 53 years ago and he was the love of her life. They made their home in Toledo, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Diana Parks, son-in-law Bill Parks and
daughter-in-law Kelly Keeney.
Survived by her brother William (Bill) Logan of Oklahoma, sister Eva Lanning of Oklahoma, and daughter Carolyn Trammell of Oklahoma, and son John Keeney of Toledo, Oregon.
Doris (Dodie) Turnbull and husband Bill of Toledo
Pamela Yarnell and husband Phillip of Monmouth
William (Skip) Parks of Seal Rock
Diana Warren and husband James of Newport
Russell McKenzie and wife Heather of Waldport
Christian Garbarino of Monmouth
Matthew Yarnell and wife Kacie of independence
Zachary Yarnell and wife Rachel of Salem
Alex McKenzie Drummond
Russell McKenzie Jr.
Many nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
Glenna was initiated into the Elks on April 15, 2004 along with Geri Abbas. They were Kim Duty’s first initiates as Exalted Ruler and it was her honor to bring them in as members.
Glenna will have an Elks funeral service and celebration of her life as it was her wishes.
When it’s safe to have large gatherings it will be published in the Newport NewsTimes.