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Joey Glendenning

In memory of Joey Glendenning, mom of Coupeville High School softball player Lacy McCraw-Shirron:


Joey, 44, was born March 26, 1977 in Manteca, Calif., to Jimmy and Judi McCraw.

During high school she lettered in swimming and soccer, and graduated in 1995 from Manteca High.

After graduation Joey stayed in Manteca where she began her proud life of motherhood; first in 1997 with her son Devon, followed by her daughter Lacy six years later.

They were the sole light of her life for 18 months, when in 2004, and after first meeting 11 years prior, she reunited with Ansel Glendenning.

In June 2008, Joey, Ansel, Devon, and Lacy became one family under God at a beautiful wedding ceremony in Newcastle, Calif.

Joey quickly fell in love with being a Navy wife, and she cherished the extended friends and families she met on Whidbey Island, Wash., followed by Poquoson, Va., and recently back to Whidbey again.

During these moves she spent many hours learning the art of cooking, the green thumb of gardening, and the joy of canning and preserving the fruits of her labors.

Joey shared these passion projects with her family and friends by not only gifting her jams, jellies, and all sorts of other goodies; she also would teach anyone who wanted to learn as she considered everyone a friend.

Many hours were spent over pots of simmering sauces, boiling pots of water, and the popping sound of metal lids cooling on the counter.

Joey’s three proudest moments were becoming a Navy wife with Ansel, a Navy mom with Devon and Lacy’s upcoming Class of 2021 graduation in June.

On March 31, 2021, Joey was reunited in Heaven with Jimmy, her daddy, whom she missed dearly.

Joey is survived by her endearing husband of 13 years, Ansel, their son Devon McCraw and daughter Lacy McCraw-Glendenning.

She is also survived by her mother Judi McCraw; older sister Tami De Jong; and older brother Dustin McCraw.

Her final resting place will be on the mountain, that she loved so much.

A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m., Saturday April 17 at Grace Community Church, 29470 SR 20, Oak Harbor WA 98277.

Another service in West Point, Calif., will be announced at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Joey Glendenning Memorial Fund at Grace Community Church.

Joey Glendenning with daughter Lacy and husband Ansel. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

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Lacy McCraw-Shirron (Jackie Saia photo)

McCraw-Shirron with her parents on Senior Night. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Coupeville High School Class of 2021 moms have created a meal train to help the family affected by a fatal car accident earlier this week.

Joey Glendenning, 44, mother of Wolf softball player Lacy McCraw-Shirron, passed away Wednesday from injuries sustained in a head-on collision on Highway 20 near Winterhawk Lane.

The meal train is being spearheaded by Michelle Cernick.

“It’s time for the community to come together and do what we do best, which is help each other out when we need it the most,” she said. “Right now Lacy could use some love and support from her senior class.

“Please do what you can to help her family. They don’t have any allergies and will eat anything that you bring them. They are not picky, just grateful for anything right now.”

For more info, and to join the meal train, pop over to:

CHS 2021 Senior Class: Meal Train for Lacy McCraw-Shirron (signupgenius.com)

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Chelsea Prescott predicts two wins in two games, and she was right. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Coupeville softball’s magnificent seven seniors.

Exit as winners.

They still have a couple of road games left to play, but the seven seniors on the Coupeville High School softball squad made sure their final home games went as planned.

The Wolves stomped visiting Darrington twice Saturday, improving to 9-0 on the season and clinching the Northwest 2B/1B League title.

But before they hefted their bats and gloves, Coupeville’s 12th graders were honored by coaches, friends, family, and fans.

John Fisken swung by to nab some pics, and we present those photos with an excerpt from each player’s farewell note.


Heidi Meyers:

I am incredibly thankful that I have been provided with such a wonderful team.

We may look like a team to others, but we’re a family.

Heidi Meyers


Ivy Leedy:

For me, softball is about having fun and loving the sport every time I’m on the field. It’s like I’m home.

I’m sad that this is my last season with you guys, but just know that in my heart we are all sisters and I’m gonna miss playing with you.

Ivy Leedy (red jersey)


Coral Caveness:

To me, softball is the place I come to get away from life.

Softball has been my outlet for going on 13 years and to miss my junior season completely and have my senior season with many restrictions, it is sad, but I am grateful to be ending it with such a great group of girls.

Coral Caveness


Chelsea Prescott:

Ever since I kept crashing my older brother’s T-Ball games, I’ve always loved the game of softball/baseball.

I’ve had so many amazing seasons, teammates, and coaches, and I would like to thank every one of them because they all have helped me become the player I am today.

Chelsea Prescott


Elisa Caroppo:

I want to thank all my teammates for making me feel welcomed as a new player and for always cheering me on.

Softball is a sport that I didn’t know and their support made me feel encouraged and confident to continue.

Elisa Caroppo (10)


Lacy McCraw-Shirron:

For me, what it means to play, is simply that is the heart and soul of my life, my entire world, playing this sports makes me feel so inexplicably happy and free.

It gives me so much joy. I have made wonderful friendships, from such amazing teammates. That’s what makes this game my life.

Lacy McCraw-Shirron


Mollie Bailey:

I also want to thank Chelsea. We’ve been doing this together since T-Ball and I don’t know if I would’ve had nearly as much fun without you.

It’ll be incredibly weird next year to not be out here on the field with you, not to see you pick up every worm you find, and not to watch you throw tiny rocks or sunflower seeds at people as much as you can before they notice.

Thank you for always having my back, I’m really going to miss you next year.

Mollie Bailey

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