Tuesday , January 16, 2018 - 10:00 PM
January 9, 1923 ~ January 12, 2018
Virginia Reberg Gladwell, beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died January 12, 2018, from conditions incident to old age. She was 95.
Mother was born on January 9, 1923, in Ogden, Utah, where she spent her early childhood. Prior to junior high school, her father moved the family to Ogden, where mother spent all of her teenage and adult years.
She graduated with the first graduating class from Ogden High School in 1940. Shortly thereafter, Mom met her future husband, Lou Gladwell, and they were married December 2, 1942, while Dad was home on leave from the Navy. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Initially, mom and dad lived in Daly City, California, because dad was stationed at Treasure Island, five miles west of San Francisco. After the war, they returned to Utah, to make Ogden their home.
Mother's entire adult life was focused on raising her six children and participating in LDS Church activities. It is fair to say that she was the CEO of the house, and made most of the important family decisions. Her grandchildren occupied her constantly, and she frequently would travel to California, and Nebraska, for extended visits. She worked at First Security Bank for 20 years, and lived off a modest retirement account and social security after her husband died in 1992.
Mother was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Gladwell; her parents, Nettie and Fred Reberg; her two brothers, Rick and Fred (Pink) Reberg.
She is survived by her sister, Helen Pett; her four sons: Dennis (Kathie), David (Ruth Ann), Richard (Shirley)and Bruce (Ann) Gladwell; and her daughters, Karen (Bruce) Williams and Lou Ann Mettra.
We would like to thank Debbie and Ashley from Hospice, and Kilie, Chantelle and Jessica from Visiting Angels and the Gardens for their sweet and tender care.
Funeral Services will be held at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden, UT, at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018. A viewing will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Leavitt's and Saturday prior to Services from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Interment at Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park.
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