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Glen Winslow

January 13, 1928 October 14, 2018
Glen Winslow
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Jack, (aka Glen Eugene Winslow) was born in McDonald Kansas to Glen and Ruby Winslow on Friday the 13th,1928. His family moved to the Mountains of Colorado to a small rural village called Toponas, when he was a young boy. That is when he began living his own real-life western- 6 shooters on his hips, cowboy hat on his head, horses wherever he went. (Hence why he loved watching non-stop westerns in his latter years). He loved school, especially reading, but was only able to make it through the 8th grade as his family needed his full time help on the ranch- wrangling horses, doing multi-day cattle runs, hauling eggs to town on horseback no matter what the weather. Several feet of snow was no excuse to stay home. He had an extraordinary work ethic far beyond that of an average man. He also had a great love for music. He started with the mouth-harp (harmonica) as a child and later taught himself the guitar. Anyone that ever knew him, knew his passion for singing and everywhere he went he was happy to serenade anyone that would listen! His favorite past time once he retired to Oklahoma was performing at the gospel barn and he was like a walking encyclopedia when it came to country music. (The REAL country music mind you, not this modern day). Jack’s entire life changed in 1950 when he met the love of his life- Melvadean Branson- a hot tempered young Irish woman that he knew just how to handle! They met at a dance, married quickly after on May 14th 1950, and kept dancing together through life for the next 68 years. The two of them started their family right away- having their son Rodney first, followed by their daughter Glenda a few years later. Jack and Melvie started their married life off working together on a ranch, then moved to Shawnee Co. to run a post office/grocery store. Later they relocated to Denver to help Jack’s family run a truck-stop, gas station, garage. Eventually, Jack became a career iron worker in both Colorado and Oklahoma. He worked on the Eisenhower tunnel as well as many Denver skyscrapers. He was one of the toughest men many of us ever knew and even survived a 3 story fall that broke both arms, knees and hands.
Eventually Jack retired and was able to “live the dream” on a farm in Frederick Colo. He had every farm animal he desired (even chinchillas) and finally had the horses he loved so dearly. Later, once Melvie retired, they sold the farm, and moved to Checotah Okla. Where they have resided for 26 years. Jack was a hard working man that loved God, loved his family, and especially loved his wife. He was a man that was always willing to help anyone, a man that would always take the time to instruct and teach, a man that was known as a “character” who loved to joke and have fun. He was a man of honor and integrity and an example of a True, all American cowboy!


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Checotah, OK 74426

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311 SW 2nd Street Checotah 74426 OK
United States
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