November 2, 1936 September 4, 2021
Glen Huber, of Brawley, entered peacefully on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the age of 84.
Glen was born to Henry and Evelyn Huber in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on November 2, 1936, and when he was young his family moved to the Imperial Valley. While attending school in Calexico, he met his elementary school sweetheart and his 66-year-old wife, Sharon (Roberson) Huber.
His memory will be honored as a respected and tenacious businessman, devoted philanthropist, immersive traveler and devoted patriarch for many.
In business, Glen has always focused on how to add value by finding solutions for his clients. He started at Gibson Construction Company and after purchasing Elms Equipment Rental he and Sharon focused on growing the business in Brawley, Indio and El Centro. Hubers’ business ventures have grown over the years, including Green Thumb Nursery, EEL, Inc., AV Mailing, and The Party Line. Glen also served a four-year term as a member of Brawley City Council, including the mayor.
While serving in various director and vice-president positions of the American Navy League, Glen earned special accolades. In 1989, the Blue Angels Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron made Glen an Honorary Blue Angel and in 1994 he became an Honorary Flight Leader. In 1995, he won the Superior Public Service Award in 1995. More recently, the US Coast Guard awarded him the Meritorious Public Service Award.
Glen was also very active in his community and enjoyed mentoring young adults. He was a member of the Imperial Valley Council of the Navy League of the United States, the Brawley and San Diego Elks Lodge, and the Church and School of the Sacred Heart. He has received several awards for his outstanding dedication and support from the American Legion, Brawley Boys and Girls Club, Pop Warner, Little League, Future Farmers of America, Brawley Cattle Call Committee and the American Heart Association.
Glen loved to travel with Sharon, and as curious travelers they immersed themselves in new cultures and made lifelong friendships from the Netherlands, Austria, France and England. They have welcomed many of their international friends to their home whenever the opportunity arose.
No one was a stranger to Glen for a long time. If you were lucky enough to meet him, you quickly became part of the family. Whether you’re a breakfast friend and dog lover at the beach or a member of his neighborhood community, Glen has caught your eye. He was always quick to share a story, often replacing any name with the case. And her favorite farewell phrase was, Be Good. And if you can’t be good, don’t get caught.
Glen loved to share his love for desert adventures, lazy days at the beach, and day weekends in La Fonda, Mexico. His neighbors knew him as the dog treat man and the tool guy. He was eager to help with any project, often being able to estimate a measurement with pinpoint accuracy.
Services for Glen are on hold at this time.
He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Evelyn; brothers, Wayne, Gary and Florian; grandchildren, Jared Henry Huber and Shauna Kay Hennessey; father and stepmother, Joe and Cleo Roberson; and brother-in-law, Joseph Roberson.
Glen is survived by the inseparable love of his life and his wife, Sharon Huber; their children; Alan and Tammy Huber, Denice Quenon, Mark and Lynn Huber, Tuni and Ron Smith, Craig and Sylvia Huber. Glen was a grandfather of 14 grandchildren, a father of 17 great grandchildren, and a friend to everyone he met.
Published by Imperial Valley Press Online on September 28, 2021.