2012-05-31 / Obituaries

Glenn Allen Binning

Glenn Allen Binning "The

Mayor," passed away peacefully on May 26.

Glenn was born Sept. 23, 1924 to Thomas Binning and Anna Belle Poor at Athlone in Le Grand. He attended and graduated fron LeGrand High School, then went to work as a school bus driver, where he met the love of his life, Frances. He proposed to Frances at the Chowchilla Fair, then married her a year later and moved to Cathey’s Valley. He then went to work as a brand inspector, then at the Todd Johnson Ranch where he became manager and was employed until it sold in 1977. He also had his own ranch, which he truly enjoyed.

Glenn and Frances had their first-born child Tim, which was followed by two daughters, Glenda and Jenny. Raised on a ranch was the life he chose to continue, and he passed it on to his children and many of the young teens by teaching them to rope and cowboy.

He was involved in starting the local team roping at the Mariposa County Fair, which still continues today. The fair was the big highlight each year and he enjoyed seeing and visiting with everyone . He was a past saddle roping winner and champion of champions winner. He was a past fair director and was proud that his son and daughter were also directors. Glenn helped to build the backstop at the Cathey's Valley Park, helped with anything needed in the community, and enjoyed doing deep pit barbecues. He was a Mason, past volunteer fireman in Planada, and an avid hunter. Glenn will be remembered by many as the biggest prankster, loving kind and caring father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was called Grandpa, dad and and uncle to almost all of the kids.

Glenn is preceeded in death by his wife, Frances; parents, Tom and Anna Belle Binning; brothers, Lavale, Ellsworth and Marcus Binning.

He is survived by his son, Tim and daughter-inlaw Janet Binning; daughter, Glenda and son-in-law Ed Miller; daughter, Jennifer Binning; brother, Austin George Binning; two nephews that were raised with him, Norman and Jim Binning; grandchildren, Amy Gibson (Larimy), Christina Atkinson, Austin Miller, Lindsey Miller (Shane), William Atkinson (Megan), step-grandchildren, Ed Miller, Lorisa Light and Julie Logston; great grandchildren, Chase, Bailey and Riley Gibson and Heely Patterson; and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind some very special kids that he adored, Tony Frutuozo, Jim Taber, Steven Allison, Danny Ellis, Mono Green and Odie Wright.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 2 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds building A at 11 a.m. A potluck luncheon will follow immediatley after. Memorial contributions can be made to The Grizzly Quarterback Club, P.O. Box 5008-120 or the Friends of Hospice Mariposa.

Evergreen Funeral Home in Merced is handling the arrangements.

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