Obituaries: Gladys Mary Greenlee(1914-2007)

February 06, 2008 12:00 am

Gladys Mary Greenlee was born Sept. 2, 1914, in Ovalo, Texas. She died on Dec. 14, 2007, in San Juan Cap-istrano at the age of 93 of natural causes. She lived in Kla-math at one time.

Gladys was a schoolteacher for 34 years in Texas and California. She earned a librarian's degree from North Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas. She then moved to Long Beach, where she was a children's librarian in the public library for several years. She then returned to the school system and taught third grade for 17 years at Palm Lane Elementary School in Anaheim. She retired from there in 1973 and moved to Klamath.

She married L.C. (Tex) Greenlee in Abilene, Texas, in 1939. They were married for 59 years until L.C.'s death in 1998 in Klamath. They lived on the Broken Tee Ranch, where they raised cattle, pigs and chickens and enjoyed their retirement. They traveled extensively and achieved their goal of visiting all 50 states. Gladys loved her family, enjoyed raising flowers and was a wonderful cook. She was active in the United Methodist Church of the Redwoods in Klamath, serving as president of the women's group.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Feathers and husband Jess of Chino Hills, grand-daughter Shawn McPherson and husband Richard of Laguna Niguel, grand-daughter Molly McCarthy of Portland, Ore., and numerous nieces, nephews and relatives.

A remembrance service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 16 in the home of her grand-daughter, Shawn McPherson. Contributions may be made to her favorite church, United Methodist Church of the Redwoods, 126 Redwood Drive, Klamath, CA 95548.