Condolence & Memory Journal

Gene was one year ahead of me at Grace Hospital School of Nursing . She was a great influence in my nursing career!! since she was a year ahead of me she bossed me around but incested on me performing my best. I will never forget her. I'm so sorry for your loss!!

Posted by Cathy Blackburn Mauck    July 09, 2011

Dear Dick - We are so sorry to hear of Gene's death. We will always remember our times together! The fun, the laughs and even the tears will forever be in our hearts. She touched so many with her wonderful, funny ways. Even at this very sad time, I smile when I think of the crazy things we did. We wish you peace and thank you for letting us share in the glory that was "Gene". She was a fantastic woman, friend, nurse, actor, writer and fighter. She will be missed.

Posted by Linda and George Schofield    July 09, 2011

To The Glave family: Lynne and I are saddened to hear of Gene's loss. We got to know her at Sunrise where we worshiped when we were in S.C. Our thoghts and prayers are with you. Rev Dr. & Mrs James K. Smith,Sr "Jim and Lynne"

Posted by Dr.& Mrs. James K. Smith, Sr.    July 09, 2011

Dear Dick and the boys,
I was the secretary at Sullivan's Island School when Gene worked as a kindergarten aide for Joan Martens. When Gene found out that we had the same birthday (March 26th), she went around to all the classrooms, and wrote the date of our birthdays on everyone's calendars. When our next birthday came, the faculty threw us a birthday party, and gave us, as a joke...the worst stuff you could ever imagine...things like used rubber gloves, a plant made of sand burs and prickly pear cactus, and a half of a very old bra. Gene called us the Bellicose Birthday Buddies; and a birthday cannot pass without remembering how fun and funny Gene was. She loved y'all so much. Her zany mirth will be greatly missed.

Posted by Judy Reese    July 09, 2011

Gene - you always had a smile for those you greeted and a loving hug. You will truly be missed at all family functions but we know you will be there in spirit and in stories. We love you with all our hearts. See ya later...

Posted by Jimmy, Marti, Meagan, Brandon & Hunter    July 09, 2011

Gene will be sorely missed. I had the privelege of getting to know her through volunteering at Susan G. Komen and Roper/ St. Francis Hospital and she worked tirelessly as an advocate of breast cancer research. Her friends at SASSY (Strength and Survivorship Support for You) send their love to her.

My prayers go out to the family and friends of this wonderful woman.

Posted by Pam Austin    July 09, 2011

With eyes that sparked Magic, a Spirit that laughed out loud, a laugh that landed in your bones, and a Heart that made you want to be a better person and just hug something, that is Gene Glave. My life is blessed and better for knowing you and your family, Gene. Some of the greatest moments of my life was trying not to break character while standing opposite you on stage because my insides hurt from wanting to burst out laughing. Making you laugh became my goal each time we played together. It was my way of saying "thank you" for bringing so much happiness with you every where you go. I'll see you again, my Sweet, Brave, Glorious friend. And we'll do it again and again. With all my love and admiration for the Inspiration you are ~ on stage & screen and off ~ Always and All Ways ~ Edie Allen

Posted by Edie Allen    July 09, 2011

May God bless you always sweet Gene. Prayers to your family. Rest in peace my ole friend, see you again one day on the glorious other side:)

Posted by Angie Rabon    July 09, 2011

Dick and Tommy,
Paul and I are so sorry about Gene. She always made me happy whenever I saw her.
At the dentist, Belks, Roper, ect. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Judy and Paul Hollen    July 09, 2011

Dear Dick,
I cannot express how sad I am to hear about Gene. I know this time is very difficult for you, the boys and the rest of the family. Please know that if there is anything I can do or you need, I am here for you. I will always smile remembering the good times and laughter we shared over the years. Gene was a very special person and will be missed greatly. You are in my thoughts and prayers always.

Posted by Peggy Rhodes    July 09, 2011

Dear Gene... I know you are an Angel in heaven now, doing great work up there, just like you did down here. When I was praying on Wednesday for you and your family, such a fire and spirit took over me like I haven't had for a very long time. That's how I know... that's how I know your spirit is alive and powerful... How I know you're there for us... I feel so blessed for having even been touched by your holiness whenever I saw you... Keep up the great work our Angel, we all need your blessings :+)

Posted by Thomas Burke Heath    July 09, 2011

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Gene and I were classmates at Grace Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1963 and was an inspiration to all of us.

Posted by Sandra L. Hurt    July 09, 2011

Gene Temple! What a celebration of your life is listed here! You have touched so many people in so many ways and I know heaven is rejoicing with your being home. My thoughts are with your family as I know they will miss hearing your laughter! I hope there are moon pies up there!

Posted by Connie Colvin Pounders, Grace Hospital '63    July 09, 2011

All I can say is I am sorry. We all loved Gene so much. She touched all our lives in only a way Gene could.I was out of town and did not know until just now.
With deepest sympathy,
Neila & family

Posted by Neila    July 09, 2011

You are in my thoughts during this time. I was one of the Lowcountry Bloggers and met Gene through that and she supported me when the Chas co Relay for Life was meeting at the Roper hospital and I had to give a speech. I am a cancer survivor as well and I felt Gene gave me the spark I needed to start volunteering and helping out the ACS as a patient advocate. I will miss Gene very much.

Posted by Rosemary Paul    July 09, 2011

Dear Dick and boys,
Bobby and I were at Sunrise today and what a beautiful tribute to Gene! We all loved her! She was always a bright light whenever she entered any room. You are all in our thoughts and prayers! With Love, Karen and Bobby

Posted by Karen and Bobby Balderson    July 09, 2011

Many, many Hail Marys to Dick and family. Gene will always be an inspiration and so many people hold beautiful memories about her. We are blessed to know her.

Posted by Suzi Raiford    July 09, 2011

Gene was such an inspiration to all, and her dedication to nursing at Roper /SF will never be forgotten.She was a role model for all of us.

Posted by Donna Daniel, RN    July 09, 2011

Gene will sorely be missed here, but her memories will be cherished forever by so many! I find myself smiling, even laughing at the memories I have of her. She was a wonderful friend and beautiful person all around. I know she has all the angels laughing and heaven hopping! So glad she is free of suffering, though I will miss her dearly.

Posted by Ramona Lee Jasso    July 09, 2011

I was blessed to know her, to have worked with her, to have played with her, to have cried with her. I was blessed to have called her 'mama'. I will always have a place in my heart for her

Posted by Paulette W. Todd    July 09, 2011

We were so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. She was very loved by everyone and will be greatly missed.

Posted by Thomas & Diedre Brown & family    July 09, 2011

Gene was a very special lady. Her joy of life was contagious. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Posted by Millard and Pat    July 09, 2011

One of the most outstanding human beings I have ever known. Charleston has lost one of the greatest Pediatric Nurses of our time. I'm proud to have worked with her so many years. Dick, to you and your family, if there is ever anything I can do, just call. Joyce

Posted by Joyce Peterson    July 09, 2011

Our hearts are too full of sorrow to express what we feel at this time Dick. You know you are in our prayers.
Doug and Martha Monroe
Napa, CA

Posted by Doug and Martha McBryde Monroe    July 09, 2011

The Glave Family,
The world lost an angel this week.

No words can ease your pain at this time. Please know, however, the love she had for her family. To hear her talk about "Dick" and the funny things he did, and "those boys," what a legacy she has left for your.

Please know that she touched so many lives in a positive way. She lived, she loved and she laughed.

I hope your wonderful memories will sustain each of you in the coming weeks and months.

She's smiling down on all of us today. No more pain and suffering.

Posted by Sharron Kelley, former Roper Hospital employee.    July 09, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. We will miss Gene!

Posted by St. Francis Infusion Therapy Nurses    July 09, 2011

Gene was such a bright ray of sunshine with every visit to the infusion center. She will surely be missed, but never forgotten.

Posted by Kristy Hill, RN    July 09, 2011

Our love & deepest sympathy. She will be missed by all those hundreds that loved her.

Posted by Shirley & Keitt Hane    July 09, 2011

We are very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that the comfort of God helps you during this difficult time.

Posted by Natalie and Kyle Seay    July 09, 2011

Dear Dick and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Gene. Her brightness and love will shine on in our hearts and souls forever.

Posted by Mary Kay Taylor    July 09, 2011

My condolences and prayers for the family. Gene was one of those neighborhood mommies I greatly appreciated growing up and will fondly remember.

Posted by George W. Condon, Jr    July 09, 2011

I got to know Gene through a couple of mutual friends and really admired her determination and spirit. She will be really missed. God Bless.

Posted by Marilyn Flack    July 09, 2011

My BFF, I loved her so much and will miss her dearly. She is my hero, my friend and truly my own little survivor. To Dick, please know that I love you and I'm praying for you and your family.

Posted by Yalanda (BFF)    July 09, 2011

The world has lost an Angel, and Heaven has welcomed one.

Posted by Steve Wenger    July 09, 2011

We send our love and deepest sympathy to your family. May your many sweet and loving memories help to comfort you in the days ahead.

Posted by The Grace Hospital Alumnae    July 09, 2011

Dear Dick and Family,
A bright light has dimmed in our lives. I will always be grateful for having known Gene. I remember vividly our good times with the Huckleberry Players and "Buttercups and Dandelions." God bless you and your family in this difficult time. Much love...Harold

Posted by Harold Wright    July 09, 2011

Gene was so special to so many people, in so many ways. Warm, inviting, funny, creative, loving, and brave. My heart goes out to all, and I hope I travel in the right direction when my time comes, so I'll see her again.

Posted by Lona Ann Lacour    July 09, 2011

I love you Gene. You were a great lady who always had a smile on your face. Rest in peace, cancer free and pain free. You will be missed!

Posted by Marcy Fields    July 09, 2011

I offer my sympathy to Gene's family . I have fond memories of Gene as a fellow student nurse at Grace! It was apparent then that she had the intelligence and the high energy level to accomplish great things in her nursing career.

Posted by Carol Estes Lubno    July 09, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know it must be devastating. She was certainly an accompished woman. How proud you must be. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless.

Posted by Deni Huffman    July 09, 2011