Professor Emeritus Glenn B. Morey passed away Aug. 2. GB or Morey, as he was called by family and friends, was born in Duluth, MN Oct. 17, 1935. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Brenda. He is survived by loving wife Judy, daughter Pam, son Daryl and wife Kelli, and five grandchildren, Alex, Randy, Charlie, Erik, and Autumn.
Professor Morey retired as the associate director and chief geologist of the Minnesota Geological Survey in 2001. He remained active in retirement and was working on a biography of Newton Horace Winchell, first director of the Minnesota Geological Survey, and a history of the Survey. Morey had a distinguished 50-year career in geology as a professor in the Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, associate director, and chief geologist. He played a pivotal role in enabling the Minnesota Geological Survey to fulfill its mission. In 1986, Morey received the Goldich Medal of the Institute of Lake Superior Geology in recognition of his numerous contributions in geology which included field studies, integration of the geology of Minnesota into the new paradigm of plate tectonics, presentations at regional, national, and international meetings, and in the publications of the Minnesota Geological Survey and national and international professional journals. He was a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and recognized authority on the geology of Precambrian Iron Formations.