Glenda J. Gelston (1938 - 2012)

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Born on 15 November
1938 in Canistota, South
Dakota to Glenn Jacob
Westphal and Josephine
Leonora Sohm, Glenda
Joan (Westphal) Gelston
passed quietly on 25 June
2014 in Lakewood, CO.
Glenda attended Augustana
College to become a
nurse, and once in practice,
she treated a navy
veteran named Terence
Shane Gelston, whom she
would marry.
She served as a Second
Lieutenant in the U.S. Air
Force, hoping to travel as
a nurse. Glenda practiced
nursing for over forty
years first in Albuquerque,
New Mexico and then in
Denver, Colorado at various
hospitals including
twenty-nine years at the
Veteran's Administration
Medical Center.
Glenda is survived by
her son, Daniel Joseph;
her stepsons Patrick
Shawn and (wife) Catherine
and Timothy Roy
and (wife) Kami; siblings
Cordell and (wife)
Kathryn Westphal, Mary
Westphal Dvorkin, and
Lester and (wife) Marjorie
Westphal. Several nieces
and nephews and great
nieces and great nephews
and her grandchildren
will remember her with
fondness.
Donations to PASCO,
Home Health Agency,
Lakewood, CO; Easter
Seals, Rocky Mountain
Village, Empire CO; Children's
Hospital in Denver,
CO (Physical Therapy Department);
Lutheran Hospital
in Wheat Ridge, CO
(Respiratory Care Fund);
Cerebral Palsy Center,
Denver, CO; and Personal
Care Provider Program at
Senior Resource Center in
Denver, CO.
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from July 10 to Aug. 9, 2014
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