Gene Gladys Thompson, 94, passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at St. Benedict’s Health Center in Dickinson, North Dakota. She was born August 31, 1925, on the Wesley Thompson ranch on Fallon Creek, about twenty miles northwest of Ekalaka, Montana, the first of three daughters born to Andrew Jacob and Mona Gladys (Boggs) Thompson.
Gladys spent her early childhood on the Thompson ranch and on other ranches in the Fallon Creek and Beaver Flats communities. Her love for her rural home, ranching, and farming, were memories she cherished throughout her life. Especially important were all of her extended family and the many friends she made during her lifetime.
Gladys attended rural schools and graduated from Carter County High School in 1942. After raising her family, she continued her education and graduated from Eastern Montana College in 1973. She taught in rural schools and at Ekalaka Grade School until she moved to Oregon, where she taught in a private kindergarten and provided in-home care for the elderly.
Gladys first married Terry S. (Ted) Chapman (deceased). They later divorced. To this union were born two children, Margaret and Michael. She then married Earl Herbst (deceased) and later Elmer Howard (deceased).
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, her three husbands, and her sisters, Wanda Couture and Lorraine Morgan. She is survived by her two children, Margaret Osborn and Mike (Betty) Chapman; a step-daughter, Juanita Chapman Blankenship; and an adopted daughter, Annette (Jamie) Cline; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and the cremains will be placed in the Powell Butte, Oregon cemetery. A family memorial service will be planned in Powell Butte at a later date.
Burial Date: Later Date
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND
A family memorial service will be held at a later date.