Mar. 1, 1919 Berkeley Alameda County California, USA
Jun. 21, 2009 North Bend Coos County Oregon, USA
March 1, 1919 - June 21, 2009
Gladys was born March 1, 1919, in Berkeley, Calif., to George and Emma (Sorensen) Shulte. She died June 21, 2009, in North Bend.
She attended schools in Albany, Calif., and graduated from UC Berkeley School of Business.
She was a loving wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family. She loved to dance and she and her husband could cut a rug with the best of them,. Together they enjoyed many years of traveling and camping in their RV. She had a passionate love of all creatures, great and small, especially dogs. She enjoyed cooking and tending her flowers and her smile would brighten any room. She was a beautiful lady who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Gladys is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Harley A. Nissen; daughter-in-law, Karen; son, Donald and wife, Donna; daughter, Linda Brown and husband, Thomas; six grandchildren, Roger Nissen and wife, Becky, Rodney A. Nissen, Jeffrey Nissen and wife, Tammy, Trevor Nissen, Rodney Nissen and Michelle Martin and husband, Todd; nine great-grandchildren; and her nephew and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her son, Wesley Andreas Nissen.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Humane Society, 2840 Rhododendron Drive, Florence, OR 97439; or , 1311 NW 21st Ave., Portland, OR 974209.
At her request, no public services will be held for Gladys V. Nissen, 90, of North Bend. Cremation rites were held at Ocean View Memory Gardens in Coos Bay. Her family will gather privately to honor her and remember all the joy and laughter she brought into this world.
Arrangements are under the direction of North Bend Chapel, 756-0440.