Glenn Alan McLaren

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Glenn Alan McLaren died peacefully with family at his side at home in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday, October 12, 2015, at the age of 52. Glenn is survived by his loving wife of 20 years Irene Anne Villarreal McLaren, and his four children, Colin Andrew McLaren, Kendall Alan McLaren, Quinn Agustin McLaren, Carly Anne McLaren, his parents Jaca Lynne and George Edward McLaren and two sisters, Laura Anne English and Lynne Ellen Marston. He is preceded in death by his brother, Guy Edward McLaren. Glenn was born April 12, 1963 in Fairhope, Alabama. While attending Stephen F. Austin, Glenn also served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps and was Honorable Discharged as a Lance Corporal. Glenn graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Science. Glenn went on to work in the newspaper business and later in several marketing positions. Glenn also was active in his community serving as a HOA President and several Boy Scout Leadership positions. While supporting and actively participating with his wife and children in a Catholic home and at church, Glenn converted to Catholicism in 2012. Glenn went on to become very involved in the local spiritual ACTS Team program at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, and was called by one peer, a Pillar of Strength and Grace. The family will have visitation at the Lux Funeral Chapel, 1254 Business 35 N, New Braunfels, TX 78130, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M with a rosary at 7:00 P.M. On Thursday, October 15, 2015, funeral services will begin at 9:30 A.M, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 386 N. Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130, with a Pre-Mass Reflection and funeral mass following. The burial will be at St. Joseph's Cemetery in New Braunfels. A reception will follow afterwards at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Braunfels. Glenn asked that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McLaren Children College Fund, sent to Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union in care of Irene McLaren, Account No. 193958898.

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  1. My condolences to the McLaren family. It was an honor to keep in touch with Glenn over the years as he faced his battle. His boys are in scouts and hope they all make Eagle Scouts my son is one and Glenn liked that. My continued prayers for you and your family. It was also fun going attending SFA the PIKES at the same time!! Charlie Roberts

  2. Our condolences from my family to yours. Glenn will be missed by all. He was my friend and a good man. He is at peace now and will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Steve Hagdorn

  3. We’re praying for you & are sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you His comfort & peace. Tell Carly that Rebekah & the other girls at Bravo love & miss her.

  4. My sincere condolences to Irene, the children and all of Glenn’s family. May God give you comfort in knowing that Glenn is at peace and watching over you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Glenn has been, and is still, an inspiration and example of strength, hope, and peace in difficult times. May God grace and richly bless your entire family. May Jesus be your source of strength and trust. May the Holy Spirit be always with you and guide you. And may our Blessed Mother wrap her loving mantle around you to comfort, console and protect you always. Peace and blessings, and know that we are praying for you. In His Name.

  6. We will always remember Glenn’s ready smile, quick wit and sincere love of his dear family. We are praying for Hope, Courage and Strength for you: Irene, Colin, Kendal, Quinn and Carly. Praying your treasured memories will bring you Peace.

  7. Thank You for being an influence in my life. You believed in my skills and gave me a chance to shine as a writer, yet most of all, you were my friend. My thoughts will be with your wife and children, and I know the Holy Spirit will always be watching over them. You will be missed, but I know you will forever be in the thoughts of those who knew and loved you. Godspeed, my friend.

  8. Glenn was one of the real unique people I’ve known in my life. The memories are too many to count, and over the years I have often thought of his wit. It was a privilege simply to be his friend. May God’s comfort be upon his family at this time. Glenn will be greatly missed.

  9. A great classmate and friend to so many and a genuinely nice guy gone way too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. My heart felt sympathy goes out to ALL of the McLaren family. Glenn was a friend since jr high and although we only saw each other at reunions I looked forward to seeing that smile. Somewhere in Heaven Glenn and Guy are playing catch.

  11. Glenn will be remembered as man with character of strength and integrity. He was a loving father and husband, and a kind and well-respected man.

  12. Glenn had such a unique combination of humor, humility, character and perseverance. It was great knowing him in high school and reconnecting many years later like no time had passed at all. It was an honor to have been his friend. My condolences to his family. I know your loss is great but I also know your faith is strong and will guide you to peace.

  13. Our heartfelt condolences go out to everyone in the McLaren family. May God hold Irene, Colin, Kendall, Quinn, and Carly in His loving arms. It was an honor to know and worship with Glenn through the ACTS community. We will always cherish his faith and courage in Jesus and he is truly an inspiration to us all.

  14. Getting to know Glenn through his two oldest sons has been an honor and a privilege. I’ve learned a great deal about faith, hope, love and courage from this man and his family. I have no doubt that Glenn’s children will honor his legacy of faith and service beyond anything we can imagine. May he rest in peace, and may his family find grace and comfort in knowing that he is in God’s arms.

  15. Farewell to a good and caring man. I am better today for having known Glenn yesterday — and beyond. God bless the McLaren family moving forward.

  16. ” He didn’t want to be That Guy” the one for who we make accommodation because of his condition. You see Glenn had cancer, he fought for 7 years…in the time I knew him, our families grew up, he has 4 children, he was an involved dad…football, scouts, track, church, ACTS…everytime I saw him, if he wasn’t leading the charge, he was carrying the bag, the supplies, ….whatever was needed, Glenn was their to serve. So while he wasn’t That Guy…. he did become The Guy, that many of us should aspire to be….a loving husband, a caring father, an involved parent, a faithful servant of God. It was my honor to be his sponsor the year he was Confirmed into our Cathoilc Faith…and one of my responsibilities was to be a model for him to follow in our faith journey… the thing is, little did Glenn know that he was actually my role model. From Glenn – I learned about faith, his faith in God and God’s Will was solid, he knew he was sick but he didn’t allow it to change his course. I learned about joy…I always heard Glenn speak positively about life, while we may not hsve had every detail worked out on hikes or kids events, Glenn saw through the chaos and saw the joy of being together. I learned about perseverance…through his battle, Glenn never gave up. So as I reflect on the reality that one day we will all face our own mortality…I am sadden by the loss of a friend and for his family who loved him so much. At the same time I am glad that God put Glenn in my life and that we were able to walk a part of faith journey together. I am glad that I was given the opportunity to meet…The Guy that never was That Guy. Rest in Peace, brother.

  17. The Frey family is heart broken by the loss of a great man, Glenn McLaren. Glenn remains in our hearts and prayers and he really touched our lives in a special way. As a husband and father, Glenn was a role model for all men. As a scout leader, Glenn touched the lives of countless boys and demonstrated a true desire to serve. Glenn befriended the Frey family at a time when we were new to the Cibolo community. Glenn’s spirit of family and service was easily identified in the McLaren children as they also were eager and willing to accept our children into their lives as friends. Our prayers to out to the McLaren family. We are confident that Glenn is looking down upon all of us with a smile as we aspire to demonstrate the same level of courage he displayed as he fought the good fight against cancer. Glenn, you are missed and loved and will always be remembered.

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