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Pre-Need with Glenda Villegas on The Next Room

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Pre-Need with Glenda Villegas on The Next Room

Jane met Glenda through the Beautiful Dying Expo  and was instantly drawn to her positive attitude. Immediately after Glenda retired from the USAF she went into the death industry to assist other’s in the education of preplanning and getting their wishes in writing. Glenda knows firsthand how stressful a sudden death can be, especially when the loved one who has departed doesn’t have their affairs in order. Glenda will share what tragic event happened that drew her to the death community, and what she believes will help each of us when the time comes to transition. Join the Jane and Glenda Villegas this week for the education of Pre-Need on The Next Room!

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glenda_976495499.jpegGlenda Villegas is originally from Rockville Indiana where she grew up on a small family farm. She is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Bachelors of Science focusing on Computer Information Systems. She served over twenty years in the Air Force and then went directly into the death industry. Where she learned to serve families before a time of need, preplanning, and during a time of need, also known as 'At-Need'. Glenda has been serving families for six years and says this work is important to her because she knows first hand what it is like to be on the other side of the arrangement table making decisions at the worst time, after a death has occurred and no plans in place.  

You see Glenda retired from the Air Force in December of 2015 and her father had a major stroke on January 5, 2016. Which he would never recover from and then died unexpectedly, with no plans in place and at the age of 66. This was Glenda's nightmare and she vowed to make a difference in her community so that in the future families would not go to the arrangement table uneducated and unprepared like she was when her father died.  

Today Glenda works as a Funeral Director educating families about their rights and assisting families with the necessary paperwork that needs to be in place when a person dies. She created an education program for funeral directors, funeral arrangers, death duals and death midwifes. She educates veterans on what they have and what they still need when it comes to veteran burial benefits. She speaks publicly and offers training programs for those who are interested in becoming more informed. 

Contact Glenda for more information: 

Cell: (505) 269-3335


About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher has always been a natural connector who has enjoyed a successful career in media and the music industry, most notably at major radio stations in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Several years ago, she stepped away from terrestrial radio when Empower Radio reached out and asked her to create a show about her passion. The Next Room podcast was born.

Demystifying death daily, she interviews professionals and practitioners from diverse backgrounds about death, dying, grief, beliefs and cultural traditions surrounding the journey we all must ultimately make. The show airs across 11 platforms and has connected her with extraordinary people throughout this community. The Next Room has recently become the official podcast of the Beautiful Dying Expo.

Jane is also passionate about being involved in mission work. She has been part of a team for over five years that has built homes in Tijuana for families in need through Lutheran Border Concerns. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless, Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo, and Armenia to work with women and children in the small village of Amre Taza. Most recently, she was on a humanitarian mission in the Dominican Republic. 

Her book, The Next Room is a story transcending space and time, of a relationship between mother and daughter that grew stronger through death. Written together, by initially enlisting interpretation through a psychic medium, The Next Room takes us on a daughter's journey through learning eternal life lessons on forgiveness, grief, grace, gratitude, and the limitless love of all, God.

Jane lives in San Diego with her husband, Tom. She is now answering her passion-filled purpose and writing daily alongside her puppy and muse, Mamba.