Glenda Cudaback Morrow 1945 – 2017

Glenda Cudaback Morrow 1945 – 2017

After a long illness, Glenda Sharon Moses Cudaback Morrow died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Reston, Virginia, early in the morning of February 16, 2017.

Born in Napa, California, Glenda was the daughter of Glendon Moses and Carma Jo Kirkpatrick.

A graduate of Napa High School, she majored in Journalism at Chico State College, now California State University, Chico, and worked as a reporter for the Daily Democrat.  While at the Democrat, she interviewed Robert Kennedy, just days before his tragic death.

She arrived in Chicago and began work for the Chicago Tribune on the eve of the 1968 Democratic Convention.

From Chicago, she moved to Paris, France, where she worked for the International Herald Tribune, rising to Director of Promotion. She also served as a Vice President of Whitney Communications in New York and International Data Group near Boston.

In the early 1980s, she founded Cudaback Strategic Communications.  As a consultant for International Data Group she was the inspiration and driving force behind the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards and Computerworld Honors programs, which for nearly twenty years helped document the history of the Information Technology Revolution, collecting thousands of case studies and well over a hundred oral histories.

With UNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she created the Knowledge Trust and Louis Round Wilson Academy.  With Inova Loudoun hospital, she created the Loudoun Laurels Program, whose oral history and scholarship program now continues under the Chairmanship of the Hon. Joe May. With the Laurels she served for many years as a personal mentor for high school students in Loudoun County.

She was a co-founder and writer for the Middleburg Eccentric in Middleburg, Virginia, and one of the earliest supporters and investors in Loudoun Now.

An avid gardener, she preserved and transformed the grounds of the historic stone Everhart farmhouse just north of Waterford.  She was an equally avid supporter of those who worked to protect and care for animals, and helped found the Animal Rescue Fund of Delaplane, Virginia.

Glenda is survived by her son Alex Cudaback, her daughter-in-law, Maggie, a grandson, Finn, her husband of 35 years, Daniel S. Morrow, and her first husband, R. David Cudaback.

At her request her body was given to Johns Hopkins for research.  The ashes of her remains are to be scattered by the family in a private ceremony.  A small part of her, and no doubt her heart, will rest in Paris.

A public memorial service will be scheduled for a later date.





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