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Connie Lynn Perkins Gleghorn

May 11, 1962-June 28, 2018


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Connie Lynn Perkins Gleghorn

Connie Lynn Perkins Gleghorn

Memorial services for Connie Lynn Perkins Gleghorn will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2 p.m. at the Garfield Community Church, Garfield, Wash. Connie made her final trip home to be with her Savior on June 28 after a courageous three year battle with ALS. Connie was born May 11, 1962, to Norman and Darlene Perkins of Garfield. She grew up in Garfield graduating in the class of 1980. She was active in 4H, cheerleading, band, her church and worked summers for farmer's wives and JE Love company. After high school graduation, she attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., graduating in the class of 1984. At a dance for freshman the week before school started she met the love of her life, Joel. She and Joel were married in May 1985. Although told by doctors she could not have children, they were blessed with three; Joel (JT) in 1993, Emma Rose in 1995, and Joshua in 1999. Connie was always so grateful that circumstances allowed her to be a "stay at home mom" until the children were in school. She became a secretary at the children's school, Heritage Christian Academy. She felt it was a calling more than a job and loved serving both children and staff. Through the last year of her life the children and staff ministered to her through letters and pictures. When the family was no longer able to care for her needs she moved into Saint Ann nursing home in Seattle and then to Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle for the last two months. The nurses and support staff all wanted to be in Connie's room because that's where the people and the "party" was. Connie always thought of others and would say "it's not about me." Connie is survived by her husband in Bothell, Wash.; her children Joel (JT) of Newburgh, Ore., Emma of Kissimmee, Fla., and Joshua at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas; her parents in Garfield, Wash.; her sister Pam of Darien, Conn.; her brother Roger (Angela), and nephews Cade and Grayson of Maple Valley, Wash., and in-laws Joel (Rebecca) Gleghorn and Jeannie (Bob) Steber of Chula Vista, Calif. Memorials can be given in Connie's name to the ALS Association, Washington State or Heritage Christian Academy, 195271 104th Ave. N., East, Bothell, WA 98011. There will be a second service in remembrance of Connie's life in Bothell, Wash., July 28, 10:30 a.m. at Crosspoint Church.


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