Mineral County Miner | Glen A. Hinshaw



Glen Alan Hinshaw passed away on November 12, 2021 at his home in Montrose, Colorado. He was 80 years old. Born August 11, 1941, to Leslie and Birdean Leggett Hinshaw, he graduated from Denver’s North High School in 1959 and Colorado State University in 1963.

Glen was a dedicated steward of Colorado wildlife. He lived his childhood dream of being a wildlife officer and retired in 1997 from the Colorado Wildlife Division.

His life has provided a long list of leadership and teaching opportunities including chairman of the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship chapter at CSU, founding member of the Colorado EMT Association, chairman of the Mineral County School Improvement Committee, hunter safety instructor, speaker at nationwide wildlife conferences, care coach, Bible study leader, church elder and deacon, and occasionally had a sermon to deliver.

Glen is the author of two books focusing on wildlife. “Crusaders for Wildlife” and “Echoes from the Mountains – The Life and Adventures of a Colorado Wildlife Officer”.

His subsequent life experiences led to the writing of “Caregiver: My Tempestuous Journey” and “Caregiving – Journey to a New Horizon” with co-author E Laird Landon. Glen’s heart and passion was rooted in helping those in caregiving situations.

He co-founded the Caregiver Support Foundation shortly before his death, whose mission is to provide family caregivers with emotional support and tools to care for and advocate for their loved ones.

Glen married Beth Short in 1963. After their divorce, he married Carol Kelton in 1995. She died in 2017.

Glen is survived by his children and stepchildren, Lois, Ralph, Mark and Elaine; her grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Anthony, Katie, Donald, Erin, Nathan, Michelle, Casey and Kirsten, a great-granddaughter, Addy, her sister, Arlene, her nephews, David and Stephen, and her niece, Gail, as well as her favorite friend, Dianne and many cousins ​​and great friends.

He could talk to anyone about anything at any time and he loved doing it. He always seemed to have a story to tell. His outgoing nature and playful sense of humor have earned him countless friends and acquaintances. Known to many and loved by most, he will be sorely missed.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church, 1840 E. Niagara Rd., Montrose, Colorado. Memorial contributions can be made to the Caregiver Support Foundation through its website: Family-Caregiver .org.


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