FARMINGTON -- Funeral services for Glenn Francis Allison, 64, will be held today, June 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Farmington. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens in Farmington. Glenn was originally from Shiprock. He was born into Oozei Táchii'nii, born for Naakai dine'e. His chei, Hoscan Tsosie, of Cove, Ariz., was Ma'ii deeshgiizhinii. His nali, Tsi'naajinii Nakai of Kinlichee, Ariz., was Tsi'naajinii. He died May 30, 2014. Glenn, the son of Jimmie Sr. and Faye Tsosie Allison, was the third oldest of eight children. Raised in the Shiprock/Hogback areas, Glenn graduated from Shiprock High School in 1967. His post secondary education accomplishments consisted of a bachelor's degree in education in 1971 from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and a master's degree in education administration in 1973 from Stanford University in Palto Alto, Calif. Glenn was a sports fanatic. He was a loyal fan of the Shiprock Chieftains, UNM Lobos, Stanford University Cardinals, and his beloved NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys. He was also an outstanding employee and the proof of that is reflected in his 39 years of work experience that included employment with the Bureau of Indian Education in Washington, D.C., and Albuquerque, where he was responsible for the Indian Student Equalization Program, which determined the distribution of congressionally appropriated funds to all 185 BIE funded schools across the nation. Glenn's most recent employment was as the branch chief for the U.S. Office of Facility Management for the BIE. He also worked at the Bay Area Indian Center in Oakland, Calif., and dedicated a portion of his employment career to the Navajo Nation Division of Education in Window Rock. Over the years, Glenn's dedication, loyalty, dependability, and trustworthiness to each of his employers resulted in respect for his professional service that included many commendations and awards. He was also awarded teaching certificates from the states of New Mexico and California. Glenn is survived by his granddaughter, Evening Cloud Allison of Albuquerque; grandson, Aaron Wauneka of Albuquerque; great-granddaughter, Jazmine Rose Kennedy of Albuquerque; and his companion, Larry Nearhoof. Glenn is also survived by his siblings, Shirley Ahkeah, of Marana, Ariz., Irene Edmonds of Albuquerque, Michael Allison of Mesa, Ariz., Charlene Allison of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dr. Sherry Allison of Albuquerque, and Tina Allison of Shiprock. Glenn is preceded in death by his ex-wife, Gloria Charley Johnston of Coyote Canyon, N.M.; son, Jonathan Glenn Allison; daughter, Blanche Faye Allison; and brother, Jimmie F. "Bum Bum" Allison Jr.
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