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In Memorium: Cece Glenn

From Mark Vovos

I am saddened to report the death of Cece Glenn. She passed on April 11 at home after a long illness.

Cece joined WACDL in 1989 and remained a member until just before her death.  She served on the WACDL Board of Governors 1991-1995 and 2001-2003, was a member of the PRP Rules Task Force 2008 – 2011, and served on our Awards and Nominating committees.  She was very active in appellate work in Eastern Washington. Of note, she helped research, write and overturn a first degree murder conviction in Division III, which freed the defendant after over ten years of imprisonment. She also had success in handling appeals in alleged sexual abuse cases, reversing several convictions and freeing defendants.

Cece was a graduate of the University of California at Berkley.  She worked as a school teacher in North Carolina before coming to Spokane, where she decided to go to law school. She was licensed in our state to practice law in 1988.

Cece is survived by her daughter Carrie; her son Mike; grandchildren; and her 96-year-young mother, Hope. Hope worked as Cece’s legal assistant for many years. Cece will be interred in the State of California, and be buried next to her father and her brother, Skip Glenn, a renowned California defender whom the California Association of Criminal Justice honors with an annual award to defense attorneys (the Skip Glenn Award).

No funeral services are planned, but a party/reception is scheduled tentatively in Spokane on May 6, 2017.

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