DOLEHANTY, Glenda Lou - of Swartz Creek, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2023. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, July 15, 2023 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek (A live stream of the service will be available on Glenda's obituary page at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com). Reverend Dr. John Walworth officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday, July 14, 2023, from 4-8 PM and Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 12:00 PM until the time of the service. Those desiring may make contributions to Durand Band Boosters, 9575 E Monroe Rd., Durand, Michigan 48429 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenda was born in Durand on April 10 (year omitted on Glenda's strict instructions), the daughter of Jack and Betty (Leoffert) Wells. She was a 1957 graduate of Durand High School. In 1959 Glenda bravely moved overseas to England where her first of four children was born. From then on she desired to see the world and bravely traveled to many countries including Australia, Switzerland, and India where she spent time with the Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity.
Glenda received an Associate Degree in Nursing and obtained her license as a Registered Nurse in both Michigan and California, and also earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Mott Community College. Glenda not only spent over 50 years in various roles for the State of Michigan in Emergency Medical Services, but also volunteered her time to help start the all-volunteer Durand Vernon Ambulance (DVA) where she also held a position of Commander, and volunteered for the American Red Cross. In 1982 Glenda was honored by the National Association of EMTs with the prestigious EMT of the Year award, and then in 1985 the Instructor Coordinator of the Year. She was instrumental in getting the 911 system developed and the syllabus for the EMT and Paramedic programs.
Surviving are: her children, Christine (Anthony) Foster of Durand, Timothy (Michele) Dolehanty of Midland, Robert (Courtney Hunt) Dolehanty of North Carolina, and Jaclyn (Gregory) Todd of California; grandchildren, Leslee (Greg) Loafman-Cummings, Jesse (Tami) Foster, Justin (Madison) Dolehanty, Casie Dolehanty, Elliott Dolehanty, Nichole (Michael) Furlong, and Brenden Dolehanty; great grandchildren, Alex, Bre`Elle, Chloe, Emily, Maxwell, Easton, Rory, Jack, Dahlia and JJ; brother, Michael (Brenda) Wells of Durand.
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter-in-law, Kimberly Dolehanty. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.