UCCS to Say Goodbye to a Dear Friend

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 3, 2011


The Mountain Lions softball team will be saying goodbye to a dear friend on Friday but may be 80 miles away when they do so.

A memorial service for Dr. Glenn Williams will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at First United Methodist Church at 420 N. Nevada. The UCCS softball team that Williams loved so dearly qualified for the RMAC playoffs for the first time since 2007 and, if they win a game on Thursday, will be on the field during the service.

Williams was a regular at UCCS softball games, including many on the road, since 1993. He had become a beloved member of the team and touched the lives of many at UCCS, students, faculty, staff and administration. He passed away early morning hours of April 28.

Ironically, on the same day UCCS says goodbye to Williams, it will also be officially unveiling the statue that Williams commissioned and which will adorn Mountain Lion Field for generations to come. That ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Mountain Lion Field.

Below is the text sent out by UCCS coach Scott Peterson upon learning of Williams' passing:

"Our dear, dear friend, Dr. Glenn Williams passed away last night at 12:20am. Mr. Williams loved UCCS softball and all of the great people who have played in the UCCS uniform. His incredible gift, which was installed last week, was for all of you, please take some time to see this beautiful statue.

"We were all so pleased that Mr. Williams was able to see it installed last Wednesday. Words in an email can't describe what Mr. Williams meant to me, I will miss him deeply. I do know that the event this years' team did for him was truly appreciated and the fact he was able to run out to the pitcher's circle and throw out the first pitch will always be remembered. Current players Amanda Hathaway and Marissa Wallace presented Mr. Williams with the picture of the tossing of the first pitch on Tuesday and he smiled widely and said "that's great".

"I do not have all of the emails of all of the lives Mr. Williams has touched, I ask that you please pass this unfortunate and sad news on. Thank you." 

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