In Memory of
November 16, 1929–November 15, 2018
Glen Vernon LeRud was born November 16, 1929 in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, Canada, the eldest of three children of Nick and Louise LeRud. The family lived in North Dakota, then moved to Oregon in 1942, where they became active in Salem Evangelical Church. Glen graduated Salem High School in 1947 and attended Cascade College in Portland.
He married the love of his life, Audrey Veva Ayers on October 12, 1951. They were married for nearly 62
years when Audrey predeceased him in 2013. Vocationally, his talent was repair work and his passion was cars. He repaired typewriters with Capital Office Equipment Company for 19 years and then fulfilled a dream by starting a car repair business with partner, Em Berger in 1967,G&E Auto Service. Glen later worked for several years as the mechanic for Curly’s Dairy,retiring at the age of 75.
Glen was a life-long member of Salem Evangelical Church, where he and Audrey led the young people in their younger years, and where Glen also volunteered for many years as an usher and as a Trustee. He is survived by his brother, Lorne LeRud and sister, Phyllis LeRud, both of Keizer; three children: Shirlee Wood of Salem, Dave (Claudia) LeRud of Oregon City, and Nancy (John) Watson of Puyallup, Washington; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service honoring Glen’s memory will be held Monday, November 26, 1:00pm at Salem Evangelical Church, 455 Locust St. NE, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Salem Evangelical Church.