– Gladys, 91, passed away in Sublimity November 6. She was
born in Westford, WI to Fred and Clara Wichmann and grew up
working on her family farm. Gladys married a handsome, young
Marine, Harry Jones. They raised 5 children together while
farming in Wisconsin. In 1957 they moved to Silverton,
Oregon, where they welcomed one more child to the family.
enjoyed quilting, sewing, needlework, canning and growing
rhododendrons. She was a wonderful cook and baker liked
sharing a cup of coffee with long time neighbor ladies while
exchanging cookie recipes. When her sons played football or
wrestled in high school, she was a faithful Silverton Foxes
Fan. Gladys was a classroom mother, joining on many a field
trip with her children’s schools and provided treats for
class parties. She was also a Brownie and Girl Scout leader.
Gladys loved the outdoors, spending many weekends with her
family at Detroit Lake camping and fishing. She was a cat
lover and had many feline friends through the years.
was a hard worker. She enjoyed working as a row boss in the
berry and bean fields for many years, as well as a cannery
worker, a school cook and did clerical work at Morrow Crane
until her retirement. In 2017 she moved from her home of 60
years on Pine Street in Silverton to McKillop Residence
Assisted Living in Sublimity.
is preceded in death by her husband Harry Jones,
daughter-in-law Kaew Jones, 6 brothers and 2 sisters. She is
survived by her 6 children: Harold Jones, Priscillas (Nick)
Hall, Marie (Les) Collar, Alice (Rick) Wright, Mary (Steve)
Wilson and Roy (Amanda) Jones, 8 grand-children and 11 great
grand-children. Gladys was a kind loving wife and mother
always putting her family first.
private family service was held. Interment in Bethany
Pioneer Cemetery in Silverton. The family is very grateful
for the care their mother received while residing at
McKillop Residence Assisted Living the past two years.
Contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice.
Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.