Gladys Elizabeth Clark passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, of natural causes.
Gladys was born March 29, 1920, in Glens Ferry, Idaho, to Howard Eckersell and Sarah Gold Eckersell.
She was the last survivor of eight children. She was the mother of two sons, Jeffery and (Skeeter) Dan Clark III. Sadly, her son, Skeeter, passed away last year.
Gladys graduated from high school in Rexburg and attended Henninger Business School in Salt Lake City.
At the time of her marriage to Dan E. Clark Jr., she was employed with the Bureau of Reclamation in Idaho Falls as the secretary to the project engineer of the Palisades Dam when it was still in its planning stages. After they were married, she and Dan managed the Railroad Ranch in Island Park and later the ZX Ranch in Paisley, Ore. They moved to Sheridan, Wyo., in 1966.
Gladys enjoyed volunteering. She delivered Meals on Wheels for several years and spent over 1,000 hours working in the gift shop at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She served on many local boards, including the Civic Theater Guild, Hospital Auxiliary and the Sheridan Country Club Woman's Golf Association. A lifelong painter, she especially enjoyed her art classes at the Sheridan college. She had many hobbies; she loved to bowl, play golf at the country club and especially loved to play cards.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband; her son, Dan (Skeeter); brothers; sisters; and grandson, Tommy.
She is survived by her son, Jeffery (Shirley) of Ogden, Utah; stepdaughter, Peggy Cottom of California; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her sisters-in-law, Joyce Eckersell and Joan Eckersell, both of Idaho Falls.
Cremation has taken place. Respecting Gladys' wishes, there will not be a memorial service. We would like to thank Hospice of the Big Horns and the tireless 24-hour caregivers for their kind and gentle service during Gladys' last few weeks.
Memorials may benefit the Dog and Cat Shelter, 84 E. Ridge Road, Sheridan, WY 82801; Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St., Sheridan, WY 82801; or Hospice of The Big Horns, 1401 W. Fifth St., Sheridan, WY 82801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.kanefuneral.com.