|Birth: ||Feb. 9, 1938|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 2006|
This memorial is for my mother.
Gladys Leona McManus, of Eugene, Oregon, died March 29, 2006 of respiratory failure.
Gladys was the second child of the late Thomas Samuel Munyon and Ruth Amelia (Smith) Munyon. She was born, during a tornado in a celler, on February 9, 1938 in Alva, Oklahoma. When she was 8 years old, Gladys moved to Glendale, Oregon. Gladys spent the remainder of her childhood days in Glendale where she was a member of the Glendale High School Class of 1956.
On May 29, 1954 she married Cleophia Thomas in Grants Pass, Oregon. The couple lived in Glendale, and Fort Wayne, Indiana before relocating to Myrtle Creek. They had two daughters Carolyn and Susan.
Gladys earned an associate degree in nursing from Southwest Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Roseburg Veterans' Hospital until retirement.
Gladys married Michael McManus on October 22, 1983, Arcata, California. The couple made their home in Roseburg and Grants Pass before relocating in Eugene.
Gladys enjoyed life to the fullest and had a unique sense of humor. She had different ways of expressing her love and kindness. She befriended an elderly Pennsylvania woman (Helen), whom she never met. Helen resided in a nursing home and had little. Gladys sent her clothing, coloring books, crayons, puddings, cookies, and other items that improved Helen's quality of life. Often at Christimas, she gave bags of clothes and toys to younger children in the family. Gladys was proud of the fact that she did not work while her girls were small. She wanted to provide their care.
Gladys and Michael vacationed in New York City and the East Coast. They enjoyed day trips to Seven Feathers, visits in the Roseburg area, camping, and watching the sunrise on the Oregon Coast. She loved to shop whether it be in a mall, Home Shopping, Ebay or QVC. Her hobbies included collecting glass dishes, jewelry, baking cakes, and making flower arrangemnts. She enjoyed watching Joel Olsten's services and prayed after each session.
Gladys is survived by her husband, Michael McManus; two daughters, Carolyn Ruth Potter and husband Larry of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, Susan Kaye McClure and husband Terry of Baltimore, Maryland; three brothers, Wayde Munyon and wife Paula of Roseburg, Oregon, Samuel Munyon and wife Jackie of Glendale, Oregon, and Thomas Munyon and wife Mary Lou of Coos Bay, Oregon; sisters, Nancy Hatton and husband John of Myrtle Creek, Oregon and Anna Mae Munyon Dancer of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; two granddaughters, Andrea Loomis of YellowKnife, Canada, and Amy McClure of Baltimore, Maryland; two grandsons, Brian Potter of Roseburg, Oregon, and Bradley Potter of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; two great granddaughters, Ashley Loomis, of Portland, Oregon and Julie Loomis of YellowKnife, Canada. Ashley and Julie's father, Loren Loomis of Portland, Oregon. A special niece Lisa Johnson of Grass Valley, California. Numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceeded in death by two brothers:Jeddy Munyon, and Raymond Munyon.
My mother was someone who would stick up for her family and for what she believed was right. I admired that in her. Once she had a Princess Diana Doll and Prince Charles doll. She did not like the way that Prince Charles treated Diana. This prompted her to throw the Prince Charles Doll in the trash. Princess Diana stood without Charles by her side for years in my mother's bedroom. My mother was smart and knew how to get the ball rolling. I miss talking with her on the telephone, and watching QVC. We discussed what we liked and didn't like about the product that was being sold. When I was in my mother's house, at times, I felt like I was in a department store. She had so many items of all sorts and clothing. My mother loved chocolate and always had some nearby. She made delicious German Chocolate Cakes, Whiskey (Rum) type cakes, many other kinds of cake. Her cakes and frosting were always made from scratch. She made the best meat loaf and potato salad. She had no receipe and would start adding some of this and a little more of that until she was satisified.
Thomas Samuel Munyon (1906 - 1963)
Ruth Amelia Smith Munyon (1919 - 1991)
Jeddy J. Munyon (1936 - 1986)*
Gladys Leona Munyon McManus (1938 - 2006)
Raymond Frank Munyon (1942 - 1981)*
Nancy Marie Munyon Hatton (1944 - 2012)*
Samuel Joel Munyon (1949 - 2009)*
Anna Mae Munyon Dancer (1954 - 2006)*
Roseburg Memorial Gardens
Created by: In Loving Memory
Record added: Mar 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13782115