01/06/15 - NNHS Newsletter - Phyllis Nurney Glenn
Phyllis Corbitt Nurney Glenn
Newport News High School Faculty
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have more sad if somewhat belated news this Tuesday. Former Newport News High School teacher Phyllis Nurney Glenn passed away in Williamsburg on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the age of 80.
From the Daily Press - 01/06/15:
Phyllis Nurney Glenn
WILLIAMSBURG - Phyllis Nurney Glenn passed away on December 28, 2014 at the age of 80, after breaking new ground for career-minded women in the 1960's and 70's.
As the only child of Corbitt W. and Eunice T. Nurney, Phyllis graduated from Longwood College in 1955. She then went out into the world as a young, single woman at a time when women were not typically as independent.
After teaching for a time in Newport News, she relocated to Washington, D.C., and went to work for Kaiser Industries, followed by a long-time career with Gulf Oil, retiring as an Executive Assistant.
They moved to Williamsburg in 1986, where Phyllis began volunteering for the College of William and Mary's Athletics Department. Not being athletic herself, she found it ironic to be working in that department, but her business skills and love for her job resulted in that volunteer work becoming full time employment, serving as assistant to the Director of Athletics, where she worked until 2000.
After retiring from her second career, Phyllis and Howard later moved to Verena at the Reserve in Williamsburg, where Phyllis engaged in social activities and was an avid bridge player and reader.
Phyllis is survived by her husband and by a number of cousins from the Whitley, Turner and Nurney families.
A celebration of Phyllis' life will be held on Saturday, January 10th at 2:00 pm at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, in Williamsburg.
The family asks that
expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to: The Tribe Club/Benefitting
Athletics, College of William and Mary, PO Box 1693, Williamsburg, VA
23187-1693. View and post
condolences on our online guestbook at
Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Glenn's family and friends at this time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always HaveBuckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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And so let Thy glory, Almighty, impart,
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