Gladys (Day) Owens, age 85, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2022, in Los Gatos, CA.
Gladys was born to Nolan & Helen Day on February 10, 1937, making her a fourth generation Susanville, CA resident. She graduated from Lassen Union High School, Susanville, in 1954. Gladys then attended and graduated from Reno Business College in Nevada. While there, she met Jerrold R. Owens at a USO dance. They married in Reno in 1955. Jerrold passed away in 1988 after thirty-three years of marriage. At that time, Gladys completed college courses prior to re-entering the workforce in Finance and Administration.
Gladys was an avid reader, enjoyed line dancing, Asian art, Genealogy, traveling, game nights and meals out with friends and family. She will be remembered for her witty humor and bright personality.
Gladys is survived by her sister, Grace (John) Irwin of Woodland, CA, and her children Becky (Dave) Jacobs of Milpitas, CA, Stuart (Rhonda) Owens of San Jose, CA, and Midge (Jim) Hudson of San Jose, CA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Sharia, Sean, Stephanie, Bryan, Grant & Jennifer and seven great grandchildren.
Gladys is to be interred alongside her husband, Jerry at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA, with family members in attendance.
Gladys’ words of wisdom: “Behave Yourself”, “Keep Well, Keep Happy, Keep Smiling and Keep off the Grass”.