Glen Elmer McCaslin (Doc) passed away at home, with loved ones by his side, on June 14, 2023. Glen was born to Dorothy LaVerne Drummond, and Max Meredith McCaslin, on July 16, 1932, in Burley, Idaho. The family members are direct descendants of Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield, the infamous Civil War veteran who led the West Virginian Hatfield family during the Hatfield-McCoy feud. Glen attended Burley, Twin Falls, Shoshone, and Hazelton schools, where he enjoyed playing sports. He excelled at baseball, basketball, and football. Glen was also a talented piano player, and his life long love for fishing began at a very young age when he would fish at Rock Creek and Trail Creek with his family. Glen and his siblings grew up very close, fishing, pranking, and playing together. He graduated from Hazelton in 1950, where he went on to telegraphy school in Salt Lake City, and shortly after, joined the National Guard.
On July 13, 1951, Glen married Janet Arlene McClain. The pair lived in Hazelton, Idaho, and had three children together; Richard (Rick), Lonny, and Russell. They divorced in 1959. In 1961 Glen married Lynda Lou Powell, and they had two children together; Michael (Wade), and Lori. They moved from Hazelton, where Glen was working at Bean Growers Warehouse, to Clallam Bay, Washington, where he drove logging trucks for Crown Zellerbach. Glen always had a passion for sports, so when he could manage to find some spare time, he would spend it as a referee for high school sporting events. While living in Clallam Bay, the family suffered a house fire, fortunately, Glen, Lynda, Wade, and Lori, all made it out of the house safely. Glen loved living on the coast for many reasons, his driving job (He was never one to complain about a days’ work), and of course, the fishing to be done, were at the top of the list.
In 1981, the family moved to Neodesha, Kansas, where Glen and Lynda owned an oil rig for a short time, then moved to Hazelton in 1982, where he drove truck for Ida-Cal Trucking. In 1984, after Lori graduated, they moved to Covina, California, where they spent ten years. During their time in California, Glen continued his love for driving with a job serving as a security guard and chauffer for Southern California Edison, where he eventually retired. After retiring he moved to Hazelton, Idaho with Lynda, Amanda, Wade (Donna), Lori (Alan), and purchased property with two “fixer upper” houses on it, that Glen and Wade, along with Alan, (and help from other family and friends), spent the next countless years turning into homes, where they spent the rest of their lives. During his time in Idaho, he continued to play a significant role in raising his granddaughter, and in turn was a large part of his great grandkids’ lives, Kylan, Isaiah, and Hailynn, who will forever remember him as one of their heroes.
Glen was a God loving Christian man, and dedicated member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Hazelton, where he attended under the preachings of Kevin Anderson, RJ Hansen, and Jim Day for 20 years. He looked forward to his weekly bible studies with Kevin (even when he just wanted to show Kevin the most recent western he’d been watching), and was always quick to lend a hand whenever one was needed for church improvement projects. Glen truly enjoyed life. You could always count on him to be a hard worker and man of his word, for advice, directions, a smile, and of course, a wise crack, rather you asked for it or not. He loved telling stories, especially the one about the bear, or anything that involved his brother and sister from his childhood memories. A good fish story was always in his back pocket, too. From work, to play, he experienced it all to the fullest, and if he wasn’t working or playing, you were almost guaranteed to find him sitting in front of a western movie. Time with his kids, grandkids, and great grandkids were at the top of his priorities. Watching them play sports was arguably his favorite thing in the world, right next to fishing with his kids. Through the years he had many hobbies; golf, woodworking, bowling, hunting, playing, watching, and refereeing sports, loving his many dogs, and obviously fishing, to name a few. He’d never turn down a fun time, like a round of cards with good company, or some dancin’. He was a true, long lived, fan of the Seattle Seahawks, and as a later life highlight in 2019, he watched his team win in person at CenturyLink Field with his daughter, granddaughter, grandson, and great grandsons. He remained close with his siblings, Marilyn (Don) and Cliff (Charly) through the years, and there were many good times had between them. Glen and Lynda also enjoyed traveling together after his retirement.
Glen is preceded in death by his parents, Max and LaVerne, his son, Michael Wade McCaslin, siblings; Bonnie Nadene McCaslin (drowned at 18 months old), Norman Max McCaslin (drowned at 3 years old), Clifford Lee McCaslin (Charlyn), and his granddaughter, Tanya Mayda.
Glen is survived by his beloved wife; Lynda McCaslin, sister; Marilyn (Don) McBride, Children; Lori Couch, Rick (Carol) McCaslin, Lonny (Jennifer) McCaslin, Russell (Linda) McCaslin, Grandchildren; Amanda (Tyler) Reeder, Mike (Andee) McCaslin, Jon (Courtnie) McCaslin, James (Ryan) McCaslin, Matt (Chelsey) McCaslin, Cristi McCaslin, Amy (Kelly) Bauer, Aaron (Ingrid) McCaslin, Abbi (Mike) Prussack, Brandon (Erica) McCaslin, Kyler (Kaylee) McCaslin, Katie (Kyle) Mitchell, 37 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren.
The family does not wish for sympathy cards, gifts, or flowers, but instead, please remember to slow down, and take some time to throw a line in the water, or sit back and enjoy a football game in his honor. In lieu of a funeral, as he did not wish for one, there will be a celebration of life for Glen on what would have been his 91st birthday, on July 16, 2023, at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Eden (1602 Lutheran Road, Eden, Idaho, 83325), from 2:00-4:00 pm. Please join us for some food and reminiscing in his memory, as we celebrate the life he lived, and gave so many.
Thank you to Pastor Mark Schulze and family for opening their church for us to gather, to Pastor Kevin Anderson for always lending a smile and helping Glen keep his faith through the years, and to Rosenau Funeral Home, Twin Falls, for handling all obligatory arrangements.