Herbert Glidden

Obituary of Herbert Lee Glidden

Herb Glidden passed away Oct. 23, 2018. He was born and raised in St. Maries. His parents were Harry C. Glidden and Inez R. McKenney, an only child. He graduated in 1947 from St. Maries High School and married Betty Mae Carlson in 1949.

He lived a very full life. He worked hard and played harder. He was an Icon in the St. Maries area, everyone seemed to know of him and he was quite the historian. He loved St. Maries. He was a Mason, member of the Elks, Eagles and NRA.

He was a die-hard Republican, although Jack Buell always got his vote. He was a firm believer of the 2nd Amendment. He had a dislike of the police (remember the free Herbie stickers!)

In 1970 he began to shoot trap and the St. Maries Gun Club. He shot all over the Pacific Northwest, attending the state shoots in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. He became a very proficient shot and earned lots and lots of awards. He was well known throughout the trap shoot community.

His truck driving career began in the pea fields of Oregon with Roland LeCoultre. He rode the carriage for the Springsteen Lumber Mill in Harrison. From there he owned a lumber truck business, Quality Jobbers, Spokane, Wash. In 1968 he bought Benewah Dist. (beer business) from Squeak and Sara Mason. His passion was driving trucks so he went to work for Jack Buell driving chip truck. During his retirement, Mandi Mueller owner of the Grub Box, hired him to deliver sandwiches.

He was preceded in death by his spouse, Betty Glidden in 2001 and daughter Janice Glidden in 2004.

He is survived by his two cats, Earl and Annie, daughter Rebecca (Tony) Rogers, son Steven (Lori Craner) Glidden, five granddaughters and five great grandchildren.

Per his request no services are planned. Please make memorial contribution to Humane Society 53 Robinson Lane, St. Maries, Ida.

He did it his way!

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