|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1911|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2011|
Gladys Luckie was born in Runge, Texas, into a family of seven. She first learned to cook as a teenager in her family's catering business. Gladys left Texas and in 1935 she met her future husband on the way to California. He was a chef on the Sunset Ltd. Train. She would not give him her phone number on the train but later that evening, their paths crosses again. They met at her aunt's home where Mr. Luckie was renting a room. They were both pleasantly surprised to meet again. A great friendship developed and as fate would have it, they married in 1935 and began a family.
After 25 years of marriage, Mr. Luckie died suddenly and Gladys was left to raise their four daughters and nephew. She did so with love and determination. Gladys always had time for family in addition to working full time.
In Hollywood, Gladys was known as the "Hollywood Chef". She prepared meals and maintained frienships with some of world's most famous people to include Michael & Janet Jackson, Tony Orlando, Johnny Mathis, Mae West, Phyllis Diller, Debbie Reynolds and even Queen Elizabeth.
For 40 years, Gladys was the confidante and home manager/chef for noted Las Vegas entertainer, Mr. Liberace. Mr. Liberace often referred to Gladys as his "Second Mother". She accompanied him to England where he performed for the Queen of England.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Marshall Luckie, daughter of Linda Luckie, and grandson Amadou Luckie.
Survivors include daughters: Zola Luckie, Anita Luckie, Marsha Luckie Hicks, son-in-law: Reginald Hicks, grandchildren: Marshall (Butch) Luckie, Emmanuel Collins, Shawishi Christmas, great-grandchildren: Bailee & Christopher Christmas, Amaya Luckie, Marlissa & Marlon Collins.
Mrs. Luckie leaves behind a host of relatives, family and friends. Her generous spirit and heart of gold will be cherished always.
Los Angeles County
Created by: Cathy Edrington
Record added: May 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70481135