October 3, 1921 -
March 2, 2018
Gladys Hart, 96, of Eugene, Oregon, passed away on March 2, 2018, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family.
Gladys was born in Eugene, Oregon on October 3, 1921 to John and Lillian Hart. She graduated from Roseburg High School in 1939 and continued her studies for two years at Oregon State College in Corvallis.
While volunteering at the Army Air Corps "filter station" in Roseburg, Gladys met Sgt. Charles Hart who was a volunteer supervisor. They fell madly in love and were married January 17, 1943, shortly before Charlie shipped out to the Pacific Theatre. They were married 65 years and truly loved each other until Charlie's passing, incredibly, exactly ten years to the day prior to Gladys' passing.
Gladys worked as a bookkeeper for New Service Laundry and US Bank in Roseburg, Oregon for a number of years prior to giving birth to her first child. She became an incredible homemaker, mother, and community volunteer. Gladys enjoyed gardening and baking the world's best refrigerator cookies! She was actively involved in Eastern Star, the Girl Scouts, PEO, garden clubs and other activities. Those who knew Gladys appreciated her quiet strength, common sense, friendly nature, and her unconditional love and support of her family members.
Gladys is survived by daughter Donnelle Hart of Eugene, son Jim Hart (KC Cooper) of Lake Oswego, grandson Paul Young of Vancouver, WA., granddaughters Heather Young of Eugene and Amber Young Wills (Jason) of Missoula, and great-granddaughters Kasia Young Holly of Eugene, and Audrey and Evelyn Wills of Missoula, as well as her devoted and loving former son-in-law, Tim Young of Eugene.
Gladys requested that there be no funeral service, but instead "just go out and have a nice dinner -- you know what I like." In lieu of flowers, Gladys asked that donations be made to the OHSU Foundation (note Layton Aging & Alzheimer's Disease Center) or to the Susan G. Komen fight against breast cancer.
Published by Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 11, 2018.