Thursday, July 30, 2015

Gladys E. Hargous, teacher

   Gladys E. Hargous went home to be with God surrounded by her family on July 15, 2015. 

     Gladys, or Grammy as she was affectionately known by many, was born

October 1, 1921 to Walter and Eva Tomlinson (Flint) on the Flint Farm in San Juan Bautista.

    She was a descendant of Patrick Breen, who was part of the Donner Party. Gladys had two brothers, Raymond and Robert.

   Gladys married Louis E. Hargous (Duke) in 1942.  They moved to San Jose where she received her Teaching Credential and taught in the Franklin McKinley School district.

   Gladys and Duke had three children; Mary, Linda and William (Bill).

   After a move to Calaveras County in 1979, Gladys began teaching in the Vallecito School District and later in the Mark Twain School District.  She taught, substituted and volunteered until she was 91.

   Gladys had many hobbies.  She loved the outdoors; she spent many summers camping for weeks with her daughter and her great-grandchildren at Beaver Creek.

   She loved photography, fossils, hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and traveling.  Gladys had many adventures.  On Gladys' 91st birthday she did the Zip Line at Moaning Cavern with her dear friend of many years, Gloria Kelly.

   Gladys had a strong love of God.  She attended church regularly.  She was also a leader in Awana for many years, and a member of Mom's in Prayer.

   Gladys is survived by her daughter, Mary K. Rosbrook, granddaughters Cheri L. Rosbrook and Teri A. and Brian Smith, great-grandchildren Kate M. Stephens, Cody H. Stephens, Melissa D. Howard, Chappie M. LaSan Jr. Haily A Redman, Tyler Smith and her Great-Great-Granddaughter Paisley E. Stephens and numerous friends. 

   Gladys was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Eva, husband Duke, daughter Linda, son Bill, and two brothers Raymond and Robert.

   A Celebration of Gladys' Life will be held at the Country Cowboy Church, 14888 Peaceful Valley Road in Sonora, on August 1, 2015 at 11 AM, with a potluck following.  Come celebrate Gladys' life with your stories and a dish to share.

   Internment will be private. Angels Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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