|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1912|
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 2007|
Gladys Lena Clark
Gladys Lena Clark, 95, of North Platte died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte.
Gladys was born Jan. 24, 1912, at Fairmont to John Henry and Zilphia Freel Cook. She grew up on the homestead south of Fairmont and attended school at Fairmont.
On Dec. 30, 1929, Gladys married Velmont Edson Homer Clark in Kansas. They made their home in Fairmont before moving to North Platte in 1935, where Vel started a barber shop and did commercial sign painting and extra carpenter jobs during the depression with the help of Gladys. He started working regularly on the Union Pacific Railroad about the same time Nettie Jean started acrobatic dancing.
Gladys spent most of her life being a receptionist and bookkeeper at Nettie Jean''s Dance Studio. Gladys enjoyed the many years of visiting with all the students and their mothers, many of whom became lifelong friends. She was a great listener and enjoyed their friendship.
Gladys was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Survivors include daughter Nettie Jean Street of North Platte; sister Mable Rasmussen of North Platte; sister-in-law Louise Cook of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one grandson; and many nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and brothers Robert Cook and Art Cook.
Services will be 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at Odean Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow at the Wellfleet Cemetery in Wellfleet.
The family has established a memorial.
Arrangements are with Odean Colonial Chapel.
John Henry Cook (1885 - 1968)
Zilphia Freel Cook (1892 - 1964)
Velmont Edson Homer Clark (1909 - 1997)*
Created by: Tracy Turner
Record added: Mar 09, 2009
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