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A Full Glass of Heavy Hearts

That grin… that laugh…that Glenn. In love with life and full of stories – of travels, of loss of love. He found his and he glowed. I hold you, Glenn, tight in my heart, and my thoughts are with you Janice.

Glenn C. Coogan  May 22, 1956 – September 11, 2011

A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM on September 24, 2011 at Columbia Winery 14030 NE 145th ST, Woodinville WA.


Glenn C. Coogan, age 55, died on Sunday, September 11, 2011 in Aberdeen (Westport) Washington of a heart attack. He was born on May 22, 1956 in Stuttgart, Germany to William Edward and Maria Rita Coogan. As an infant he moved with his parents to the U.S.A. and grew up in Tacoma and Vancouver, Washington. He graduated in 1974 from Hudson Bay High School in Vancouver, Washington. While in school he excelled in track and basketball, and truly treasured his relationships with all of his friends.

Glenn enjoyed golf, climbing, hiking, biking and fishing. He will be remembered for his generosity, work ethic, and persistence in getting things done right. He was a man with many friends, always looking to encourage and help others. He loved his friends and family and lived life to the absolute fullest. He is a friend who will never be forgotten.

Glenn is survived by his wife Janice of Woodinville; son Steven Coogan of Vancouver, WA; his mother Maria Orendurff of Vancouver, WA; brother Don Coogan of Yacolt, WA; sister Rosemary Hard of Washougal, WA; two nieces Tamara Asplund and Sarah Joyce and a nephew Sean Monear, all of Vancouver. The extended family includes great nephews Jorden, Evyn, and Jackson, and a great niece Morgyn. Glenn was preceded in death by his son David Glenn Coogan.

Glenn was Vice President of Northwest Operations for Ascentia Wine Estates and was based in Woodinville, Washington overseeing operations for Columbia, Covey Run, and Ste. Chapelle wineries. Glenn served as Vice Chair of the Washington Wine Commission and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Washington Wine Industry Foundation.

Glenn worked as Vice President of Operations for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates from 1997 to 2002. In 2002, he became the Vice President of Northwest Operations for Constellation Wines. He continued working with Columbia, Covey Run and Ste. Chapelle following their acquisition by Ascentia Wine Estates in 2008. In prior years, Glenn worked for Ocean Spray Cranberries as a manufacturing manager. He received his Bachelor of Economics from Portland State University in 1981.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Glenn Coogan Memorial Fund for scholarships which has been established via the Washington Wine Industry Foundation. Donations can be made at their website at

Please take a few moments to record your thoughts for the family by signing the online register at

Photo credit: Janice Coogan

Posted by Teri Citterman