Gladys Hart
Powers Funeral Home
320 West Pioneer Avenue
Puyallup, WA
Gladys Mary Hart Gladys Mary Hart was born June 3, 1925 in Bemidji, Minn. and died Oct. 26, 2008 in Graham, WA. She was married to Col. Elwin B. Hart (USMC Ret.) on March 31, 1945 on Bainbridge Island, Wa during World War II. Gladys was serving as a WAVE in the U.S. Navy and Elwin was a U.S. Marine at the time of their marriage. They enjoyed over 63 years of love and devotion. Elwin and Gladys retired after 33 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and raised their family in this area. The family wishes to extend their love and appreciation to the owners, Bert and Christie Sawyers, and their staff at Heavenly Acres Adult Family Home, where Gladys was lovingly cared for the last 3 months of her life. The family also wishes to thank our friends and neighbors for their support during our time of need. They also want to thank the Hospice Nursing Staff of Good Samaritan Hospital, Dr. Michelle Thurman and her caring staff of the Good Samaritan Family Clinic, Dr. Susan Shirley, Dr. Randy Webster and their caring Estaff of Firgrove Veterinary Clinic for their wonderful care of our beloved pets for the past two decades. Also, sincere thanks to Nancy Martin, who provided the family so much great support during this most difficult time. Gladys was preceded in death by parents Howard and Gladys Pease, brothers William Pease and Calvin Eugene Pease and sister Rhea Jeanne Doodigian. She is survived by her husband Col. Elwin B. Hart, USMC Ret., children, Marylee Hart of Knoxville, TN, Robert (Dena) Hart of Cordova, AL., Sgt. Thomas (Koreen) Hart of Wenatchee, WA (Tom is with the Washington National Guard's 81st Brigade en route to Iraq), grandchildren, Kellen and Rebecca Issac, Nolan and Amanda Dunbar, Jesse and Jerrica Wentz, Logan Hart and Damon Hart, great granddaughter Lily Wentz, siblings, Phyllis Cubbins of Seattle, WA, Calvin Pease of Federal Way, WA, brother-in-law, Roger Hart of Phoenix, AZ, and sister-in-law Yvon Hart of Seattle, WA, nieces and nephews, Lisa Cubbins, Elaine Cubbins, Tommy Cubbins, Leslie Hammond, Jon Hart, Melissa Ellis, Johnny Doodigian, Dale Doodigian and Joe Doodigian. The family will have a Celebration of Gladys' Life 2:00 PM, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at the Tall Firs Estates Club House at 191st St. E. and Meridian Ave. E. Arrangements by Powers Funeral Home, Puyallup.

Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) on Oct. 29, 2008.
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You are both such gracious and honorable people. It is and has been a pleasure serving you.

Randy Webster
October 31, 2008
Elwin, Robert & Tommy, Phyllis, Dale, Johnny and the whole entire Hart, Cubbins, Doodigian, Pease, families & friends,

I feel so blessed to have known Gladys. I will always have great memories of paling around with Calvin Eugene in 1970's and beyond. Calvin Eugene would invite Randy, Donnie & Me over to the Harts to swim in their outdoors swimming pool, on a hot summer day… ahhh, what a treat that was! Gladys was quite the hostess fixing sandwiches, chips and ice tea, ahhh bonus treat! Gladys’ young sons Robert & Tommy were so well behaved and generous to allow us bigger kids to share their pool! 10 years later while staying with Calvin Eugene & their mom Gladys Katie Pease for a short time, re-connecting with Gladys when she came to visit her Mother. I feel so blessed to have known Gladys; she had such a zest for life and an infectious personality. She always made you feel comforted and loved. Thank you Gladys!!

May the family find Strength comfort & solace knowing that someone as unforgettable as Gladys will never really be gone as she lives on in our hearts and in the things that she taught us!

May God bless the family at this time and let us celebrate Gladys’ life…Peace be with you.

John & Mary Kitto
John Kitto
October 31, 2008
May peace and closure fill your hearts in this time of sorry and grief.Our prayers are with all the family. Sincerely, Dale & Marsha
Dale & Marsha Doodigian
October 29, 2008
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