Tommie Wurtsbaugh Glick, daughter of Martin Homer Wurtsbaugh and Sallie Irby Stallcup Wurtsbaugh died peacefully at her home in Kings Point, N.Y., surrounded by friends and family, on October 25,2018, her 97th birthday. Mrs. Glick was born and raised in Jefferson,Texas. After high school she attended the Texas State College for Women and The University of Texas where she obtained her degree in Social Work. She then received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Tulane University in New Orleans, La. During World War II she worked for The American Red Cross as a Psychiatric Social Worker. She was stationed in Augusta,Ga and it was there that she met Irving V. Glick, an orthopedic surgeon, whom she married on October 25, 1947 and relocated to New York City. While living in Manhattan she continued her work as a social worker. In 1953 they moved out to Kings Point on Long Island where they raised their family. There Mrs. Glick continued to pursue her many interests. She was an avid reader and loved art, history and the written word. She taught Spanish at C.W.Post college in Greenvale, N.Y. and later became an accomplished sculptor, receiving numerous accolades and awards for her sculptures. Her love for her hometown of Jefferson Texas along with encouragement from her husband and friends inspired her to complete a bust of Thomas Jefferson which is displayed in The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Park in Jefferson. It was her hope that it would stimulate history which she so loved. She owned a home in Jefferson and dedicated much of her life and resources for the benefit of Jefferson by recording its history, restoring historic monuments, such as the Sterne Fountain, creating works of art and encouraging the aesthetic beauty and quality of life in Jefferson. She often would open her home for The Pilgrimage and enjoyed sharing stories of Jefferson and its history with the visitors that came by. Jefferson always held a very special place in her heart.
Services for Mrs. Glick were held on November 7, 2018. The Haggard-Heaster Funeral home handled the arrangements. Her funeral was held at the Christ Episcopal Church in Jefferson where Father David Puckett officiated. She was laid to rest at her family plot in Oakwood Cemetary. A celebration of her life was held at the Stillwater Inn which interestingly was her grandparents home when she was a child.
Mrs. Glick is survived by her son, John Thomas Glick and his wife Cindy of Rego Park, N.Y. , her daughter, Betsey Grey Glick Heidt and her husband Rob of Atlantic Highlands, N.J., her grandchildren Lauren Grey Heidt Siewert and her husband Ben, Jennifer Lynn Heidt, Brian Robert Heidt , great grandson Lucas Benjamin Siewert and her niece Taylor Montero-Sain of Jefferson, Tx.
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