Glena's Story

PORTAGE LAKE - Glena R. Condon, 93, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015, at a Presque Isle healthcare facility. She was born March 19, 1922 in Portage, a daughter of the late Clifton and Caroline (Sutherland) Clark.

Glena and her husband farmed and drove school bus for many years. As a wife of a farmer, logging contractor, and general contractor she performed many tasks, cutting seed for planting season, gardening, canning, tending the livestock, haying and the everything that comes with farm life. She dabbled in many other things, in the spring making maple syrup, and the list could go on but the thing she will be remembered the most for is the job she did in raising her 10 children and her unending love for all her kids.

She is survived by: four daughters, Donna Martin, Irene Flint and her husband Robert and Cheryl Raymond and her husband Patrick, all of Portage, and Betty Chapman and her companion Joe White of Ashland; four sons, Chester "Ted" Condon and his wife Frances, Brian Condon and his wife Bonnie, John Condon and his wife Mary and Paul Condon and his wife Geraldine, all of Portage; 27 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also a sister Dorothy Bolstridge of Portage.

Besides her parents, Glena is predeceased by: her husband, William "Bounce" Condon, a son Clinton Condon, a daughter Nancy Reece, grandson Kyle Flint, great granddaughter Alisha Makepeace Chapman, and a brother Clarence "Bud" Clark.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Monday, August 17, 2015, at Lajoie Funeral Home-Ashland, 114 Exchange St./PO Box 39, Ashland, with Rev. Nathan Gardiner officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to greet the family Monday from 12 noon until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Portage Lake Municipal Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Glena's name may be made to: C-A-N-C-E-R, PO Box 811, Presque Isle, ME 04769. To share condolences online, please visit
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