Glynna Jo Prentice

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An inveterate explorer of life, Glynna Jo Prentice left this earthly one on July 14, 2019 in Little Rock, where she was born 65 years ago. The cause of death was lung cancer, although Glynna never smoked. She was the daughter of Bobby Glenn Prentice (+1970) and Joan Claudene Campbell (+2018). She is survived by her step-father, Charles Campbell of Oklahoma City, and her siblings, Kerry Prentice Alexander and Glenn Wayne Prentice, both of Little Rock. After graduating from high school, Glynna went East to Bryn Mawr College, where she took a degree in art history in 1976. From there she spent two years in England as a field archeologist. She then returned to the States and earned a Masters in Journalism at Columbia University (1979). Glynna loved studying foreign languages, and with the aid of a Rotary Fellowship, took an opportunity in 1982-3 to live and study in Pamplona, Spain. On returning once again to the States, she decided to get an MBA from the University of Chicago (1985). The MBA and her language skills landed her to lengthy assignments in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Madrid, Spain. In the mid-1990s, Glynna moved back to New York City and parlayed her journalism and business skills to enter the brand-new field of medical websites, working for WebMd as a consumer marketing specialist from 2002-2006. Soon, though, Glynna once again felt the tug of living abroad, and moved to Campeche, Yucatan, to remake her life. She quickly won a position at International Living, an online magazine for those who, like her, want to live abroad. At last she found a job that combined all of her talents and interests. She scouted out potential retirement locales all over Latin America, became the Mexico country specialist, then took over responsibilities for Spain and Portugal, led seminars and tours, and ultimately became a senior editor for the magazine. Campeche turned out to be too tropical, and in 2013 Glynna moved to Guanajuato, a picturesque, colonial city in the Mexican Highlands. There she built her dream house and enjoyed the companionship of a small but lively ex-pat community that, like her, enjoys the vibrant cultural life of the city. Her one regret was that her beloved but elderly dog, Pippin, found the high altitude and cool climate of the city too taxing, and succumbed to complications from heart disease in 2014. Glynna leaves behind many beloved relations around the country and countless friends on three continents who all will miss her wit, humor, and joie de vivre. Online guestbook:

Published July 18, 2019