Cady, Gladys (Marburger) (December 18, 1904 - March 7, 2009)

Gladys Cady

1904 - 2009

Douglas Budget - March 11, 2009

Gladys Cady, 104, passed away March 7, 2009, at Westward Heights Care Center.

She was born Dec. 18, 1904, in Dustin, Neb., the daughter of the late George L. and Addie B. Marburger. At age 11, she moved to Farmland four miles west of Shawnee to make their new home. Accompanying them were four other children; Roy, 9, Alice, 4, Althea, 2, and Fred, three months.

She attended elementary schools in the area and graduated from the eighth grade in Converse County. In 1921 she went to Glenrock and determined to get a high school education, worked for her room and board while going to school.

In April 1922, she had all of her credits to graduate with a 95 percent grade average, which allowed her to finish cum laude.

She married Floyd A. Cady July 12, 1922 and had three sons; Keith, Dean and Earl. She and her husband moved to Colorado in 1945. She kept books for the propane business they owned in Dinosaur, Colo., and was appointed justice of the peace.

After the passing of her husband in 1975, she moved back to Lander. She was a resident of the Pioneer Home in Thermopolis. She was voted Wyoming Pioneer Citizen of the Year in 1986. She later was a resident of Canyon Hills Manor and Westward Heights.

She is survived by five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren, as well as sisters Althea Logan of Seaside, Ore., and Gayle Armstrong of Lander.

She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd A. Cady and sons, Keith, Dean and Earl Cady.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Services provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Homes.

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