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Glenn Dean Huwa
November 1, 1952 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Glenn Dean Huwa was born on November 1, 1952, to Alexander and Ella Mae Huwa of rural Weld County north of Windsor. His younger brother, Richard (Dick), joined the family a couple of years later. Glenn grew up on his parents’ dairy farm, where he learned farming expertise while helping support their family farm.
Glenn attended elementary and junior high schools in Severance, Gilcrest, and LaSalle until his family moved to a farm north of Kersey. He attended Platte Valley High School in Kersey and graduated in 1970. After graduating from high school, he attended Northeastern Junior College for one year before he returned to help his parents on the family farm.
Glenn married Debra Ann Wailes, on June 7, 1975. Glenn then began dairy farming with Debbie’s parents, William Sr. and Virginia Wailes, east of Kersey. In 1978, they uprooted their lives in Weld County and moved to Holyoke, Colorado, when they decided to expand Double W Farm Dairy. William Sr. unexpectedly died soon after; Glenn, along with his brothers-in-law, Marc Wailes and Gregg Wailes, stepped in and have continued to run and operate the dairy farm to this day. They were immensely proud of the farm, winning many national awards along the way. Glenn devoted nearly 50 years of his life to Double W Dairy.
Debbie and Glenn raised their three children, Jennifer, Lindsay, and Evan, in Holyoke. Glenn was a loving husband and a proud father. He graciously cared for and stood by his wife of 25 years while she bravely fought but ultimately lost her battle with cancer in 2001. Glenn courageously continued to raise and care for his three children following Debbie’s passing.
In 2016, Glenn found a new love and companionship when he married Charla Bird (Salvador). Together, they were able to celebrate grandchildren and travel together. They especially enjoyed their time together in Estes Park.
Glenn was a man of great faith who loved his family fiercely. His children and grandchildren were the light of his life. He also loved his friends, dairy farming, the community of Holyoke, and the Colorado Buffs. Glenn believed in giving back to his community; he was a member of the Holyoke School Board and the Phillips County Phone Board. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Holyoke for many years.
Glenn tragically lost his life in a car accident on December 28, 2023. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Charla Huwa; his children, Jennifer (Justin) Cowan, Lindsay (Ryan) Perrich, and Evan (Bailey) Huwa; his grandchildren, Connor and Caleb Cowan, Brooks and Eloise Perrich, and Reese, Navy, and Halle Huwa; his brother, Dick (Valerie) Huwa; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Jim Young, Diana (Joe) Parker, Elaine Wailes, Shirlee (John) Stevenson, Eric (Michael Holloman) Wailes, Marc (Janel) Wailes, and Gregg Wailes; many
nieces and nephews; Charla’s children, Brittany (Ryan) Kurtzer and their children Quinn, Adley, and Charleigh Kurtzer; and Ashley (Dillon) Harchelroad.
Glenn is preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Huwa; his parents, Alexander and Ella Mae Huwa; his father and mother-in-law, William Wailes and Virginia Wailes Morris; his brother-in-law, Bill Wailes, and sister-in-law, Linda Young.
Glenn’s memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Phillips County Events Center in Holyoke, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to your local FFA chapter, a charity, or a cause close to your heart. All memorial contributions collected will be donated to the Dragon’s Wagon Preschool in his memory.