Carvel Wayne Glenn

November 14, 1949 ~ September 26, 2022 (age 72)


Carvel Wayne Glenn, a tall and elegant man, died unexpectedly of a massive stroke on September 26, 2022, in Houston, Texas, at age 72. Born in 1949 in Pasadena, California, Carvel was the middle child of Wayne and Barbara Glenn. 

Carvel graduated from Phillips Academy at Andover, Massachusetts, and received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Rice University in Houston. He practiced architecture at Texas Four, a firm he co-founded more than 30 years ago. Carvel retired in 2017. He was an active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Houston, and served on numerous boards in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.  

With his life partner of 27 years, Randall Lamb, Carvel traveled widely and entertained often. Carvel’s artistic talent reflected his travels and his uncommon interest in the people he met. Carvel and Randall had an abiding relationship, defined by their love for one another and by their ability to gather friends into their intimate circle. To know Carvel Glenn was to love him deeply and to feel that love returned. 

Carvel is survived by his life partner Randall; his sister Ellen Glenn Golden and her husband, Paul Golden, of Snellville, Georgia; his brother Lawrence Edward Glenn and his wife Louise Glenn of Houston; stepsons (with his late-wife Herta Clasing Glenn), Peter Merwin of Houston and Stephen Merwin of Freeville, New York; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

Carvel’s life was a lesson in joy, and he will be missed greatly by his many friends and family.

 The funeral will be held Saturday, October 1, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1805 West Alabama, Houston. Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of your choice.


Memorial Service
October 1, 2022

3:00 PM
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
1805 West Alabama Street
Houston, Texas 77098

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