Clifton Howard Barnes Jr.
passed away at 5:53am on January 12, 2011, in the presence of family and friends at Olympic Memorial Hospital, Port Angeles, WA.
Cliff was born on July 11, 1924 in Nashville, TN to Clifton Howard Barnes Sr. and Margaret Vaughn. He attended school in Nashville and graduated in 1942. With the world at war, Cliff joined the USAAF and served his country as a Non-Commissioned Officer flying 49 combat missions in the Flying Fortresses of the 8th Air Force, 96th Bombardment Group, 337 Sqdn. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster (Bronze), Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters (Bronze), American Campaign Medal, Eur-Afr-MidEast Campaign Medal w/2 BS, WWII Victory Medal and Air Crew Member Badge.
After receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1945 he worked for the Coors Brewing Company in Colorado. While still working for Coors he attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO under the GI Bill, graduating with Honors as a Petroleum Engineer in 1952. After graduation he joined E.A. Keeble Assoc. as a Production Consulting Engineer. A one year stint at TEMCO, Inc as a Production Engineering Specialist was followed by 8 years at Nutone, Inc. During this time he managed to complete his MBA at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH while holding various engineering and management positions.
Cliff moved over to Dow Chemicals USA from 1963 to 1973. This move took him into the uranium/nuclear energy field where he stayed for the remainder of his career. Ten years at Dow made him AEC/ERDA’s choice for Director of Planning. After 1975 he became a full-time Consulting Engineer in many parts of the world.
In spite of all these professional achievements Cliff found time to be a Registered Professional Engineer, a Registered Geologist, become a member of the Gemological Society of Great Britain, American Institute of Medical Climatology, Institute of Modern Management at Denver University, and Toastmasters International. Just in case he had too much spare time he attended Special Sessions at Harvard University and seminars at UC and Denver University. Cliff also holds several patents of mechanical designs.
He is survived by his daughter-in-law Janice and grandchildren Christine, Renae, Jason, Valerie and Ella; great-grandchildren Sophie, Wolfgang, Alex, Tyler and Justin.
His southern charm will be greatly missed by his family and the many dear friends he acquired during his full life.
Glenna Lowe-Hamilton, 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Good Samaritan Village Sunday, January 9, 2011 of congestive heart failure after a bout with pneumonia.
She was born in Moscow in September 10, 1926 to Harold an Olive Sodorff and was the youngest of six children. She was raised and educated in Moscow and attended Moscow High School.
Glenna met James Lowe of Santa Barbara, CA while he was stationed at the University of Idaho for navy Radio School during WWII. They were married on April 12, 1944 and made Moscow their home where they raised their family of three boys. James passed away after a long struggle with cancer on September 7, 1984.
Glenna worked at various jobs which included a few years at Washburn Wilson, 17 years at the University of Idaho Business Office as a secretary and 14 years with Pure Line Seed as a Lab Technician. She and James were also active in the Moscow Fire Department.
After many years apart she reunited with and later married her Moscow High School sweetheart, Bobby Hamilton on
July 3, 1992. They traveled frequently with friends to other countries and between their homes in San Diego, CA, Sequim, WA and Moscow. Together they established the B.C. Hamilton Moscow High School Scholarship Endowment that provides scholarships to MHS graduates who want to attend the University of Idaho. Bob succumbed to an aneurism on January 5, 2000, after which time Glenna moved back to Moscow which she always considered her home. She moved into her new house on Peachtree Drive to be close to family.
Before Bob’s death it was Glenna who encouraged Bob to consider a new swimming pool and recreational complex for the youth and families of Moscow with his estate. They purchased the land to lay the groundwork and at Bob’s passing the City of Moscow received a significant benevolent gift that has resulted in the completion of the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center (HIRC) and the Hamilton-Lowe Aquatic Center.
Glenna is survived by three sons, Mike & Patty of Huntsville, AL, Dick & Tara of Moscow and Mitch & Sue of Beaverton, OR. She leaves behind 10 grandchildren (Kristi, Larry, Kevin, Shane, Soren, Brittni, Brigitte, DJ, Jacob and Jeff) and 11 great grandchildren (Stefani, Ashley, Claire, Joshua, Claudia, Julian, Katie, Ethan, Ella, Brinley and Natalie).
There will be a viewing at Short’s Funeral Chapel in Moscow on Friday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Moscow Cemetery on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at
11 a.m., followed immediately by a life celebration reception at the University Inn Best Western Silver Room from Noon - 2 p.m.
Hors d’ oeuvres and finger foods will be provided.
The family requests no memorials, flowers or gifts. Donations in her memory can be made to the Moscow Fire Department.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.