|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 28, 2004|
San Joaquin County
I knew Mrs. Mastin from 1958 - 1961, the time I was in Nurses' training at San Joaquin General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a wonderful teacher, always helpful & pleasant. After all these years I can still vividly remember a couple of humorous incidents that happened to me while under her instruction.
It was enjoyable participating & observing her knowledge & techniques of medical-surgical procedures. Looking back, I recall the time we were walking down one of San Joaquin General Hospital's long halls, & I tried to impress her with my "expert" knowledge of a drug I had just given to a patient. That was to prevent any questions she might ask. It worked!
She was my favorite instructor & will always be alive in my heart.
GLADYS ROSE MASTIN
Aug. 24, 1919 - April 28, 2004
Gladys Rose Clement Mastin died Wednesday, April 28, 2004. She was born in Tustin, CA, August 24, 1919 to Anton Wayne Clement and Mary Rose Stukey. Gladys attended elementary school in Morgan Hill, where her mother operated a restaurant and gas station. She attended San Pedro High School until her sophomore year when he mother married Joseph Heike, and they moved to Oakland.
Upon graduating from Fresno County School of Nursing, she enlisted as a Navy Nurse, intending to 'replace' her uncle Louie Warner, who was thought to have been lost on the USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor.
Gladys served n Honolulu, finishing her tour as a Lieutenant in Oakland. She did private duty nursing until becoming head of Pediatric Nursing at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City.
In 1953, she received her BS from Lone Mountain College.
The family moved to Stockton where Gladys became the Medical/Surgical instructor at San Joaquin General Hospital school of Nursing in 1955.
The family lived in a converted turkey freezer in Lathrop until buying their current home in Stockton. When the School of Nursing closed, she became Director of Nurses at various skilled nursing facilities. She taught psychiatric technicians at Stockton State Hospital and retired in the 1990's.
Gladys was an alumni of the San Joaquin General Hospital and Delta College Nurses. She continued as an active member of St. Paul's Methodist Church and was one of the only two World War II women veterans in Stockton.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert Mastin; her daughters, Diane Wolcott of Orinda, Denise and Christina Mastin of Stockton and her granddaughters, Sara Wolcott of Ben Lornond, Sabrina and Alicia Mastin-Tornsha of Stockton, Also surviving is her brother, Robert Earl Clement of Zephyr Cove, Nevada and step sister, Rose Prentiss, of Upland, CA.
Visitation will be held Saturday, May 1, 2004, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Frisbie-Warren & Carroll Funeral Home, Stockton. A Celebration of her life will take place at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Stockton on Saturday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions to your favorite charity are preferred."
Compiled by Virginia Brown
Robert Lee Mastin (1922 - 2004)
Note: WORLD WAR II
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Plot: SECTION C-11 SITE 2
Maintained by: Virginia Brown
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Record added: Jul 05, 2011
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