March 15, 1963 - September 9, 2017
Terri Dee Glenn Luptowski, 54, of Richardson TX, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was born March 15, 1963, to David Daniel Glenn, Sr. and Frankie Louise Pike Glenn in Baytown Texas. She married Greg Luptowski on August 13, 1983 in Huntsville TX. Terri attended Principia College and Sam Houston Sate University. She worked in marketing and sales, and later debt collections, culminating in her becoming a CFO. However, her most important and rewarding career was her next and final one – being a dedicated mother to her two precious children, Branden Gregory Luptowski and Zoë Marina Luptowski, and loving wife to Greg.
Terri’s joy, light, and spirit were a beacon to everyone around her. She radiated love and kindness to all and never knew a stranger. Rarely do you encounter someone who touches so many lives without trying and leaves a legacy of joy and love for so many friends, family, acquaintances, and more. To know or be around Terri was to experience life and joy in action. She was always the shining star, even when things seemed the bleakest.
Terri’s character, strength, and drive were all grounded in her deep faith in God. She knew that “with God all things are possible”, and she proved that time and time again, as she fought ferociously to overcome so many physical challenges and to disprove limits the medical community tried to place upon her. She won each time and rose to a higher ground, both physically and spiritually. “No” was never an option nor a word in her vocabulary.
Terri loved art in all its forms, and her home reflected the myriad of colors, beauty, and eclecticism of objects she lovingly chose and placed. She created an atmosphere of love, warmth, beauty, and hospitality, making her home the favorite spot for all the neighborhood kids, welcoming everyone. Each holiday the house was decorated to reflect all the wonderful elements that make each holiday so special. Family holidays were always so important, whether she entertained in her home or visited and helped in family members’ homes. Fun, mirth, happiness, and exuberance were Terri’s trademark always, and she brought these with her wherever she went.
Because Terri’s faith was so important to here, she made sure that her church home reflected what she believed. She found this second home for her family in First United Methodist Church Richardson, where she and her family were so warmly embraced and so very loved. In the darkest of times, FUMCR rose to the occasion helping Terri and the family to weather through many difficult storms. Because Terri believed in always giving back, she became very active not only in her church but in numerous school activities and community organizations.
Terri is survived by her husband, Greg Luptowski, son Branden Gregory Luptowski, daughter, Zoë Marina Luptowski, all of Richardson, TX, sister Danna Glenn Love, of Houston, TX, brother, David Daniel (Danny) Glenn Jr and sister-in-law Rachel Glenn of Richmond TX, niece Jennifer Nicole Love and nephew, Andrew J. Love, both of Houston, extended family and many dear friends. She is preceded in death by her sister, Deborah (Debbie) Ray Glenn, her father, David Daniel Glenn, Sr., and her mother, Frankie Pike Glenn.
Memorial Services will be held Friday, September 15, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 N. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080.
Arangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252