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Gladys Marie Lee Ecker

  • Birth 5 Apr 1913 Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, USA
  • Death 2 Jul 2002 Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming, USA
  • Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
  • Plot Section O Site 684
  • Memorial ID 26235881

When Gladys Marie Lee was born on April 5, 1913, in South Dakota, her father, James, was 24 and her mother, Grace, was 21. She was married on January 9, 1946, in Fall River County, South Dakota. She died on July 2, 2002, in Buffalo, Wyoming, at the age of 89.

Gladys Marie Ecker was born on April 5, 1913, in Pine Ridge to James and Grace Lee. She grew up in Denby, S.D., and graduated from Lead High School in 1930. After high school, she attended Black Hills State College in Spearfish for two years and received a teaching certificate. She taught school in Pine Ridge for a couple of years and also at Porcupine and Allen. She then went to Northern State College in Aberdeen where she received her bachelor of science degree in education. She taught in Pierre and was married in 1945 in South Dakota to Ted Ecker and they lived in Pierre. Gladys taught in Pierre until she retired in 1975. Mr. Ecker passed away on Dec. 31, 1984, and Gladys continued living in Pierre until 1998 when she moved to Buffalo and became a resident at the Amie Holt Care Center. She had lived in Amie Holt until the time of her death.
She is survived by one son, Ted Ecker of Moab, Utah; one brother, Kenneth Lee and his wife Becky of Buffalo, Wyo.; one sister, Margaret Kesler of Corvalis, Ore.; and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lee of Delaware. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.


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  • Created by: DonZas
  • Added: 23 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26235881
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gladys Marie Lee Ecker (5 Apr 1913–2 Jul 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26235881, citing Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by DonZas (contributor 46515642) .