Gene Collins Glave
- March 26, 1942 - July 6, 2011
- Isle of Palms, South Carolina
of Gene's Passing
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“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...Read More »
1 of 40 | Posted by: Cathy Blackburn Mauck
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...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: Neila
“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...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Judy and Paul Hollen
“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...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Karen and Bobby Balderson
“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...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Rosemary Paul
“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...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Suzi Raiford
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. ...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: Peggy Rhodes
“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.
8 of 40 | Posted by: Donna Daniel, RN
“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...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Paulette W. Todd
“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...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: Ramona Lee Jasso
“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...Read More »
11 of 40 | Posted by: Judy Reese
“We were so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. She was very loved by everyone and will be greatly missed.
12 of 40 | Posted by: Thomas & Diedre Brown & family
“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...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Linda and George Schofield
“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...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: Joyce Peterson
“Gene was a very special lady. Her joy of life was contagious. She will be missed by all who knew her.
15 of 40 | Posted by: Millard and Pat
“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...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Dr.& Mrs. James K. Smith, Sr.
“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
17 of 40 | Posted by: Doug and Martha McBryde Monroe
“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...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Sharron Kelley, former Roper Hospital employee.
“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...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Jimmy, Marti, Meagan, Brandon & Hunter
“Gene was such a bright ray of sunshine with every visit to the infusion center. She will surely be missed, but never forgotten.
20 of 40 | Posted by: Kristy Hill, RN
“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. We will miss Gene!
21 of 40 | Posted by: St. Francis Infusion Therapy Nurses
“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...Read More »
22 of 40 | Posted by: Pam Austin
“Our love & deepest sympathy. She will be missed by all those hundreds that loved her.
23 of 40 | Posted by: Shirley & Keitt Hane
“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.
24 of 40 | Posted by: Natalie and Kyle Seay
“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...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: Thomas Burke Heath
“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...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Edie Allen
“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...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: Yalanda (BFF)
“My condolences and prayers for the family. Gene was one of those neighborhood mommies I greatly appreciated growing up and will fondly remember.
28 of 40 | Posted by: George W. Condon, Jr
“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.
29 of 40 | Posted by: Mary Kay Taylor
“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...Read More »
30 of 40 | Posted by: Harold Wright
“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.
31 of 40 | Posted by: Marilyn Flack
“The world has lost an Angel, and Heaven has welcomed one.
32 of 40 | Posted by: Steve Wenger
“We send our love and deepest sympathy to your family. May your many sweet and loving memories help to comfort you in the days ...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: The Grace Hospital Alumnae
“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:)
34 of 40 | Posted by: Angie Rabon
“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...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Lona Ann Lacour
“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...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Sandra L. Hurt
“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!
37 of 40 | Posted by: Marcy Fields
“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...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Deni Huffman
“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...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Carol Estes Lubno
“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...Read More »
40 of 40 | Posted by: Connie Colvin Pounders, Grace Hospital '63
Gene Temple Collins Glave, 69, wife of Richard "Dick" Glave of Isle of Palms, South Carolina passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. The relatives and friends of Mrs. Gene Glave are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Sunday, July 10, 2011 in Sunrise Presbyterian Church at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 9, 2011 in J HENRY STUHR MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Gene was born March 26, 1942 in Newport News, Virginia, daughter of the late William Eugene Collins and Elvin Smith Collins. She was a Pediatrics nurse manager with Roper/St. Francis Hospital, received the Palmetto Gold Award for nursing, and was a member of the SC Nursing Association. She was the Chairman of the United Way program for the Roper/St. Francis Hospital System, and was a member of the Oncology Nurses Society. Gene was awarded the 2008 Healthcare Hero Award by the City of Charleston, an award voted on by her peers. She was a volunteer for the Dragon Boats of Charleston and was a lobbist for the Susan G. Komen Foundation from which she received the Volunteer of the Year Award for 2010. Gene wrote and performed her own plays such as "The Mammalogues," her one-woman show which was performed nationally. She also acted in various productions at The Village Playhouse, The Dockstreet Theater, the Footlight Players, as well as having written and performed in "Buttercups & Dandelions," which appeared on PBS. Gene was very active in the life of her church, Sunrise Presbyterian Church on Sullivans Island, where she was a member of the choir and the handbell choir, and served on the Session. Above all else, Gene considered her greatest accomplishment to be raising her three sons, and caring for a multitude of dogs over the years. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Richard "Dick" Joseph Glave; three sons, Edward E. Glave and his wife, Lisa of Mt. Pleasant, SC, William P. Glave of Charleston, SC, and Thomas F. Glave of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three grandchildren, Taylor, Caleb, and Katelynn Glave; and one sister, Pauline C. Shofner of Newport News, VA. The family requests memorials be made in memory of Gene to Dragon Boat Charleston, Box 261, 1643 Savannah Highway, Charleston, South Carolina 29407 or The Susan G. Komen Foundation, 9302 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite E, North Charleston, SC 29406 or Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.