June 02, 2023

THE DALLES, Ore.- A celebration of life was held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at The Dalles Eagle Lodge for Glenn Dee Summers, who died Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at his home with his wife Ruth and son Chris by this side.

Survivors include his wife Ruth, of The Dalles; his son, Christopher Summers and wife Kelly, Manning, Portland and their children, Chancellor, Reece and Rylin; his daughter, Lyndsey Resnick and husband John, Ohio and their children, Maxwell and Liberty.

Mr. Summers was born in 1941 to Hattie (Baugh) and Willem Bernhardt Summers at the edge of the Missouri Ozarks in Lamar, Mo. He graduated from the University of Missouri after completing the NROTC Marine Corps Officer’s Option program with degrees in Forest Management and Wildlife

Management. His work life included District Forester, Superintendent of Union Pacific Railroad in Laramie and The Dalles.

In 1988 he started his own business, River’s Bend Outfitters, a hunting and fishing guiding operation. He was a member of the Oregon Hunter’s Association, Safari Club International, Mule Deer Foundation and Life Member of the National Rifle Association and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Mr. Summers survived polio in his young years. During college he became a Golden Gloves champion. He was extensively active in the World Taekwondo Federation attaining numerous Black Belts and teaching and training other martial artists and youth for nearly 30 years in The Dalles and Portland.

He was a voracious reader of all types of literature. That, coupled with his outdoor interest, generated a his free-lance outdoor writing and wildlife photography. Over four decades he published dozens of articles in hunting and fishing magazines and wrote an outdoor column for both The Dalles Reminder and The Dalles Chronicle for over 10 years. He penned a novel, A Walk in the Woods and two hunting books, Tales of the Hunt and The Elk I missed and a few I didn’t.

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