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Gladys Mildred Wallace, 88, of Prineville, Oregon, passed away on December 4, 2018. Gladys was born on March 21, 1930 to Charles Leo Ross and Gladys Simmons Ross of Warwick, Rhode Island.
She attended Aldrich High School in Warwick, Rhode Island and attended Pawtuxet Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School to preschoolers. She worked for many years at Paramount Cards in Pawtucket, RI.
She married Ronald E. Wallace of Dallas, Oregon in 1960. They lived briefly in Providence, RI before moving to Oregon. They raised Brittany Springer Spaniels and loved camping, hunting and fishing with friends. Gladys loved her dogs and had many over the years. She loved to laugh and always enjoyed a good hamburger. She and Wally lived out the remainder of their years in Prineville. She will be remembered as a fun-loving person who used to love to go out dancing. She will also be remembered for never missing birthdays, holidays, etc. A card always arrived on your birthday.
Gladys loved her friends. Two friends whom she spoke highly of were Sid and Blanche Harper of Prineville. Their friendship meant so much to Gladys. They were close neighbors for many years. They enjoyed spending time together, going shopping, having dinner together, and being so good to Gladys throughout the years. Their friendship was such a source of comfort and is greatly appreciated.
The family of Gladys would like to also thank Pete and Linda Summers of Sandy, Oregon for all their assistance in the care of Gladys during her latter years.
In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald, know as Wally, in 2008, as well as her brother, Charles L. Ross Jr. of Warwick, Rhode Island.
Gladys in survived by her sister, Dorothy Ross Corrado of Charlotte, North Carolina; step-daughter Diane DeWees of Bothell, Washington; nieces Cheryl Corrado of Wellington, New Zealand, Susanne Corrado of Charlotte, North Carolina, Christine Corrado of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Dora Corrado King of Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as grand nephews and grand niece; Zachary, Gavin, Liam, Ethan and Emily.
She was laid to rest alongside her husband at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. Arrangements are in the care of Whispering Pines Funeral Home of Prineville, Oregon. Online condolences can be shared at www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com