Honor Connie’s love of the outdoors, exercise, and camaraderie with a tribute to Connie at Pontchartrain Conservancy’s New Canal Lighthouse and Museum grounds by donating HERE
For over 30 years Pontchartrain Conservancy has addressed the complex relationship with the water that surrounds us. We tackled cleaning up of the lake years ago and succeeded, and we continue to vigilantly balance the needs of the environment, commercial industries, and residents with innovative solutions to not just survive but thrive in this place we call home. We have a museum and education center directly on Lake Pontchartrain where over 10,000 visitors come each year including over 3,000 school children to learn about the history of water in the region and learn how to become environmental stewards for tomorrow. Our space is open and airy and is a location of many weddings, Coast Guard promotions and retirements, and activities. We are honored that Connie’s family and friends have reached out to honor her legacy and help us enhance this great space on Lake Pontchartrain. Please consider joining in this fundraiser in honor of Connie.
Connie Glockner passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 in Mandeville, LA. She was born on May 24, 1945 in Madisonville, LA to the late Henry Pierre Achee and Ella Lucille Bruhl Achee. Connie was the beloved wife of the late Clifford James Glockner, Jr. She was the loving mother of Ron James Glockner (Amy Rice Glockner) and Dawn Glockner Denman (David Denman). Connie was the proud grandmother of Ron J. Glockner, Jr., Zayn Matthew Boothe, Dillan Rice, and Darby Rice, Devin Denman and Tyler Denman; great-grandmother of Harrison and Anderson Denman. She was the sister of Sylvia L. Husser (Emile), Sharon A. Reid, the late Henry Pierre Achee, Jr., Joseph Emile Achee, Paul Raoul Achee, Douglas Warren Achee, Ella Lyn Achee, and Evelyn E. Willie (A.J.). Connie was respected, cherished and loved by all who met her. She believed in actions over words, and that principle guided her throughout her life. She was never afraid to take on a good fight, and she was passionate about preserving our way of life here in S.E. Louisiana for many generations to come. Connie was nationally known for her advocacy for environmental causes. She was a leader in the grass roots effort to “Save Our Lake” and a founding member of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. Recognizing the importance of our wetlands, she campaigned for the creation of the Big Branch National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1994 and encompasses 18,000 acres along the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. She, along with her husband Cliff, received many awards for their tireless efforts to preserve Lake Pontchartrain and surrounding wetlands, including the prestigious National Wetlands Award for Volunteer Leadership in Washington D.C. Connie loved to serve her community and did so with honor and integrity when she was twice elected Police Juror for District 7. Connie, Cliff and her son Ron also owned Glockner’s Place restaurant in Lacombe. It was well known for their delicious seafood and great scenery, but more importantly, it was known as a place where you were treated like family. It was lost in Hurricane Katrina, but it is still fondly remembered today by all who visited. Connie accomplished a lot in her lifetime, but what she will be remembered most for is the unwavering love of her family. She was a rock you could depend on, a shoulder to cry on, and a friend when you needed it most. She was small in stature, but big in spunk. You could count on Connie to tell you just how it is and hold no punches.