Glenda Ann Keenan
22 March, 1950 – 19 September, 2019
It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Glenda Ann Keenan, beloved mother, sister, Gigi, and friend, at her daughter’s home on September 19th, 2019. Glenda waged a brave battle against cancer until her very last moment. She was surrounded by her family and faithful dog Olive, as she passed peacefully.
Glenda was born on March 22nd, 1950 in Lincolnton, NC. She was a great cook and an even better friend. Glenda never knew a stranger. She had an exceptional talent for making everyone she met feel important. She gave countless free haircuts to friends and neighbors, most often conducted in a kitchen chair on the sidewalk in Old Mission, MI, where she spent her summers.
Glenda was the owner of Blue Sky Oil and Vinegar in Chapel Hill, NC, a store she loved dearly and where she got to meet new friends every day. She will be sorely missed by her customers and community.
She was the best mom in the world. She was an even better Gigi. We will need your help reminding her beloved granddaughters, Hannah and Morgan, what an incredible woman she was. Her last smiles on this earth were for baby Morgan, who thought her Gigi was the most wonderful person to look at. Even a baby couldn’t help but smile looking into those beautiful brown eyes!
In addition to countless friends and admirers, Glenda is survived by her daughters, Alison Keenan (Josh Smith) and Suzanne Keenan; her granddaughters, Morgan and Hannah Smith; and her brother, Ronald Lineberger.
Celebrations of her life well lived will be held in Chapel Hill, NC in late October, and in Old Mission, MI next summer.
- Services will be announced
Glenda Ann Keenan
29 September 2019
I will miss Glenda's warmth and beautiful smile. She was first a neighbor then introduced me to delicious olive oils and vinegars. And now my cupboards are filled with both! I used to kid Glenda that I could drink the 18 year old Balsamic vinegar straight from the bottle! She is missed.
23 September 2019
My husband and I met Glenda soon after she opened the CH store and were regular customers, often asking about Glenda when she wasn't in the store. Early on, I gave Glenda a fig bush and she kept me abreast of the life of that bush. It is with much sadness that we have learned of her passing and send condolences to her daughters, grandchildren and everyone that loved her. Thanks for keeping Blue Sky open...we will continue to shop there.