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Glenys Carl

January 21, 1938 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 84)

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                                                              Just a Simple Girl from Wales

Glenys Carl,  the light of our life, left us Saturday June 4, 2022, to be with her angels and Masters of the universe where she now resides. With a smile on her face, she now joins her son Scott who passed in 1989. Although physically small,  Glenys was a force to be reckoned with. She established Coming Home Connection in 2005 to provide free and reduced care for those near the end of life, and in 2017 opened Scott’s House, a hospice house located on Rodeo Road where she provides a free residence and free care for many in our community. Prior to Coming Home Connection, she served Santa Fe as a hospice caregiver, particularly those dying from AIDS. She was always an advocate for those most vulnerable in our community.

Glenys was born, Glenys Margaret Rockett, in Cardiff, Wales on January 21, 1938. As a youngster she [JB1] witnessed the constant bombing of Cardiff during World War II. Most of the women at that time worked in the bomb factories, so Glenys was primarily raised by her Nanna. Her stepfather educated Glenys in music, theatre, philosophy and all the arts. As a child, with her angelic voice, Glenys sang in many churches around Cardiff and outside people’s homes.  It was amazing such a small person could have such a powerful voice; a powerful voice that served her well throughout her life.

Glenys had three boys by her husband: Samuel, Jonathan and Scott. She arrived in Detroit in 1969, as a single mom and worked in the first Head Start program. She moved near San Francisco in 1971 where she raised her boys in the Santa Cruz mountains.  She is survived by her eldest son Samuel and his daughter Meghan who live in Santa Fe, including great grandchildren Aliyah and Isaac, Jonathan and his wife Ulla who live in Denmark, and their grown children Louise and her partner Emilie and great granddaughter Alba, and Oscar Scott, and his partner Matilda. Glenys is survived by her long-term partner John Bishop, who will carry on her vision and mission, and his family. She is known by Mom and Nanna by those in her family.

Glenys is loved by many worldwide. She is a testament of unconditional love. She embraced all religions, creeds, and sexes. She has written two books, Hold My Hand: A Mother’s Journey published by Macmillan, about her journey losing Scott, and The Art and Poetry of Glenys Carl.  Glenys was a multitalented and over all gifted person that had the ability to give of herself to everyone she met. Her last words, a message to the planet, were, “No fighting”.  She was completely against fighting and wars of any kind. She often described herself as “I’m just a simple girl from Wales.” Glenys was a member of Santa Fe Rotary Club, Embodydance, The Celebration and studied dreams through Eckankar. 

A public memorial will be held Sunday, June 12, 2022, 4:00 PM, at The Santa Fe Women’s Club, 1616 Old Pecos Trail. Masks and social distancing are recommended. You can also join by Zoom at the following address: us02web.zoom.us/j/8854110759 with an ID of 8854110759.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Scott’s House, 287 Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505 or on the Scott’s House web site www.scottshouse.org.  

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