Glen Mahugh passed away Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, of natural causes, at age 98.
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., at Bell Mortuary in Glasgow, Mont. Interment will follow at the Glasgow Highlands Cemetery.
Glen was born in 1921 on the family homestead, located between Fort Peck and Nashua, Mont., the youngest of 10 children. Glen began school at the Galpin Community School and graduated from Glasgow High School.
In 1942, Glen joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. He proudly served his country on the Pacific Front and played a significant role in ending WWII. After the war, Glen returned to Glasgow and began his career as an auto body mechanic.
Family and friends were important to Glen. He truly enjoyed visiting and telling stories at his military and Mahugh family reunions, as well as over a morning cup of coffee at the Pines. He was grateful to have participated in the 2014 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to commemorate the WWII veterans. Glen served as a Scout Leader, was an avid fan of high school sports, and found great joy in gardening, flying, hunting, fishing and eating Mary’s homemade pies and cookies. There’s no doubt that his favorite place was the family cabin at the Pines, especially when the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were there.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Jean (Combs); two daughters, Diana (Skip) Morris and Doris (Greg) Gillespie; one son, David (Lana); eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Glasgow High School Educational Trust (904 Wedum Dr, Glasgow, MT 59230), Northeast Montana Veterans Memorial Park (PO Box 202, Glasgow, MT 59230) or the charity of your choice.