In Memory

Glenna Krumboltz (Smith)

Glenna Krumboltz Smith passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 21st, 2017.  This picture includes the most important people in Glenna's life, her husband Bruce, her daughter Lily, and her grandson Jason.

                                  A message from Glenna's Family

To all those who loved Glenna, it is with heavy hearts that we let you all know that she passed away unexpectedly this past Friday. We are trying to wrap our heads around such a tremendous loss for our family, but we are touched and comforted by your kind words during this difficult time. Please know how much you all mean to us. We are trying to find the words to respond to all of you, but we are heartbroken. We have decided to hold a memorial for her early this fall when we can deliver a celebration of life fit for such a wonderful woman. We will let you know details for the service as soon as they become available. Love to all,
Bruce, Lily and Jason

An Update From Glenna's Family, written on August 8, 2017

Dear Loved Ones,

Thank you all for the support that we have received in the past few weeks. We are so grateful for your presence in Glenna's life and in ours. On September 16th, 10:00 am, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church our family will be hosting a Celebration of Glenna's life. A reception will follow. We are hoping to share some laughs, hugs and fond memories together as this is how Glenna would want to be remembered. The family kindly discourages black attire.

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church
4670 Congress St
Fairfield, CT 06824

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate in Glenna's honor to the Navajo Nation via Partners In Health and COPE. This was a cause that was very dear to her heart which provides sustainable healthcare programs to those that are very much in need.

Checks can be made out to PIH and mailed to:
Partners In Health
800 Boylston Street, #300
Boston, MA 02199
Note: Navajo Nation/Glenna Smith's Memorial

Or made online here:

Partners In Health is a global health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of poor & marginalized people.


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07/25/17 08:55 PM #1    

Leo Tamez

I was very sadden and heartbroken to hear of Glenna's passing.  It was through here that we reconnected since our days in high school and in VOE class.  She always had kind words and a warm smile and I'm glad that we were able to communicate recently and laugh about those moments from back in 1969.  I will miss her and may she rest in peace.

07/29/17 08:19 AM #2    

John Rives, II

Glenna Krumboltz occupies a large part of my memories from Alamo Heights.  She was always around to share her wonderful smile and perk me up after one of Col. DeBill's math tests.  Glenna was one of my classmates, who made the hallways of Alamo Heights such a wonderful place to share.

During the 40th AHHS reunion, Glenna and I had a great breakfast at Teka-Molina's and reminisced about the fun days at AHHS.  Through the years Glenna stayed in touch with e-mails and always used the AHHS website to provide warm wishes on my birthdays.

Despite her physical ailments Glenna was upbeat with her great smile and warm touch.  She will leave behind in my memories an emotional gap..., or rather emotional gorge.

Thank you Glenna. Your friendly eyes and bright smile made Alamo Heights a great and unique high school experience.

Avec tout mon coeur,

Johnny Rives






08/08/17 02:50 PM #3    

Randy Lockwood

Chuck Krumboltz and I lost our sister Glenna Smith this week. Glenna endured decades of surgeries and pain from degenerative bone disease, yet never ceased caring for and going out of her way to enrich the lives of people from all walks of life. She graduated from Alamo Heights HS in 1969 and kept so many friends from her youth until the end. She knew and loved more people than anyone I've every met. My love goes out to Bruce, Lily & Jason as they navigate this difficult road ahead. <3 This beautiful picture of Glenna was taken by her great friend Nick Russell in the late 70s. Thank you Nick, for sharing it.

12/03/17 11:12 PM #4    

Robert Ogilvie

Chuck, Paula, Bruce, Lily and Jason, 

Glenna and I met as teammates on Alamo Swim Club in 1961. The following summer at a swim meet held at the Shamrock Hilton Hotel in Houston I dropped a toad down the back of her swimming suit. Your mom (mother in law, grandmother) Jane soothed Glenna’s hysteria by explaining that I meant no harm but was only expressing  my affection as best an 11 year old boy could. The toad never led to romance but that traumatic gesture started a frienship that lasted a lifetime. Our parents became friends. Chuck, you and Patty where friends. Paula, you inspired my sister Lori onto a successful television career. In recent years Glenna and I had some long conversations. We talked about old times, the decline and passing of our parents and you. Glenna loved being a wife, sister, mother and grandmother. In fact Glenna loved everyone. What a blessing to be her friend!   Bob Ogilvie                                                           

07/22/18 01:07 PM #5    

Randy Lockwood

Paula Krumboltz (Hutchinson)

Leo, Johnny & Bob,

Thank you so much for your kind words about Glenna.  I know she kept her AHHS friends close to her heart all her life, never forgetting a name or a face. I recognize all of the names of her friends, because she talked so much about everyone...both in high school and many years after. Taking Bruce to AHHS reunions was so special to her so he could meet people so important to her.  Bob, you reminded me of our fun days in the swim club & those great long distance road trips.  Thank you all from Glenna's family.

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