Glen C. Talcott was the fourth of six children born to Grant C. Talcott and Susie Edna Stephens Talcott on May 9, 1932, in Denver, Colorado. His siblings are Stephen O. Talcott (JoAnn), Phil E. Talcott, Sue E. (George) Roberts and Rex Talcott.
Glen grew up on 54th & Lowell in unincorporated Adams County. He attended Westminster High School where he graduated in 1950. He was proud to have played on the State Championship Basketball Team. Glen joined ROTC when he was in high school and was in the Marine Corp Reserves after high school.
A blind date with nursing student, Mary Martha “Marty” Lucero, led to marriage in 1954. Together they raised 4 children in Westminster, Colorado, Kathy (Stephen Johnson), David, Grant and Gary (Karen Reed). They were blessed with 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Glen is also survived by brothers-in-law, Amadeo (Martha) Lucero, Jr., Gerson Lucero, Francis (Ileana) Lucero and Larry (Gloria) Aubrecht, and numerous nieces and nephews.
After getting his degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado where he attended night school while working full time, Martin Marietta was where Glen spent most of his working years. He was highly commended for his work on various space projects including Titan I, Apollo XI, Skylab I, Skylab II, Space Station CMIS Crew, and Skylab III. Glen and his team were instrumental in developing the blood pressure monitoring devices for space missions. The same technology is now used for the blood pressure cuffs used in stores.
Glen retired when he was 68 years old. He and Marty traveled extensively, they did mission work with their church, worked with the Menaul Alumni Association, attended Bronco games as season ticket holders since 1965, traveled to football games around the country, including 2 Super Bowls and they spent time with children and grandchildren.
After Marty passed away in 2011, Glen spent several years at the family home and later moved to an independent living facility in Southeast Denver, closer to his kids. He loved to venture Downtown on the lightrail and he kept busy with his dog, and activities where he lived. The last 3 years he lived in Memory Care at High Pointe where everyone loved him. He was always entertaining and kept everyone laughing. He was a friendly and caring person and he was always happy and smiling. He will be missed by many. He wanted to live to 100 and although he didn’t quite make it, he was blessed with a long and wonderful life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org.