Gwendolyn Faye Britton born to John Henry and Lula Francis Weimann in Exira, on Jan. 1, 1937. She was named "Miss 1937" because she was the first baby of the New Year. Gwendolyn passed away June 4, 2015 in Twentynine Palms, Calif. with her family by her side in her final moments.
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Gwendolyn attended the local community college in Omaha Neb., where she received a degree in Nursing. She joined the Army in December of 1955 and served until March of 1956. After leaving the Army, Gwendolyn entered the medical field as a Licensed Practical Nurse, where she serviced the communities of Nebraska and South Dakota from 1956-1987.
Gwendolyn was an active member of the South Dakota State Board of Nursing. She was active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliaries. She was a member of the Queen City Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. In 1984, she was designated as an Honorary United States Marine due to her families continued service in the United States Marine Corps.
Gwendolyn led a very active life; she loved travel, scrapbooking and her friends. In a visit to her daughter in Hawaii she fell in love with the "Aloha State" where she continued her energetic lifestyle for 15 years. Due to declining health, she relocated to Twentynine Palms to be closer to her family. She was a loving, caring and compassionate woman. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Gwendolyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald L. Britton, her siblings Elaine, Arydyth, Beverley, Jack, Franklin, and Gary Weimann.
She is survived by her sister Naomi Larsen, her son Randall Britton, her son James Britton and his wife Melanie, her daughter Pamela Britton and 8 grandchildren.
There will be no funeral services at this time. Ultimately, she will be laid to rest with her husband Donald in the Black Hills National Cemetery located in Sturgis, S.D.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from June 19 to June 26, 2015