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About Imogene Glaeser (Bell)
MEMORIAM FOR IMOGENE B. GLAESER
Imogene Bell Glaeser, passed on Dec 2. She was born in Westhoff, TX on Aug 1, 1918 to Lottie and Herman Bell. Her mother died shortly after Imogene’s birth due to the worldwide flu epidemic. She and her older sister were raised by four aunts. At 16, she met and married Otto A. Glaeser (Feb10, 1935). Otto was a fine trumpet player working at “Shadowland” (Roaring 20’s). In that “Big Band” era, the newlywed Glaesers traveled the country for several years with various bands. Later, Imogene became an excellent cook, bill-payer, and housekeeper: A dutiful stay-at-home mother. She worked as a homeroom mother, was Superintendent of her Church’s Sunday school, and scout den mother. After Otto’s passing in 1968, Imogene lived her life with her son, later with her aunts, eventually in a home care setting. She was predeceased by her husband, and survived by her sister Edwardyne Bell, daughter and son-in-law, Sydney and Ron Ostrom, son Stephen Glaeser, grandson Stephen A. Glaeser, granddaughter Reagan and Jason Payne, twin greatgrandsons Cooper and Campbell Payne, and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service celebrating her life will be held at 1:00pm on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Park.