August 9, 1914- April 12, 2012
Gladys passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 12, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Keyes Lyle (Boyd), grandson, Jamie Lyle (Kristen), great-grandson, Aden Lyle and many nieces and nephews.
She was born in Eugene, the youngest of 6 children, to William and Sarah (Wilson) Weddle. Gladys lived most of her life in Stayton, graduating from Stayton High School and Business College in Salem. She wed Buford McCall in 1958, and they enjoyed traveling and exploring the outdoors.
Gladys was a lifetime member of Stayton Christian Church. She became a friend of First Presbyterian Church of Bend in 2008, when she came to live with her daughter. In 2010, she moved to the Klahani Home for Ladies and Gentlemen under the tender loving care of Raquel Alexander.
Gladys loved reaching out to help others and giving of herself. She was a member of Santiam Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Gladys loved animals and flowers/gardening. She was a charter member of Santiam Golf Club, an excellent bowler and played until she was 93. She was a supporter of the Salem Symphony. She was a fan of Oregon State Basketball and Seattle Mariners baseball. She played the Banjo Ukulele and was a talented seamstress.
During World War II, Gladys worked in the Shipyard in Vancouver, WA. She spent her career working for banks in Portland and Stayton. She retired in 1974, from First Federal Savings and Loan Association, Stayton. Gladys was a member of Business and Professional Women's Association and Toastmasters.
Gladys will be remembered as a gracious and joyful lady with a beautiful smile. She was deeply loved and will be sincerely missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held on July 6, at 11 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Bend. Memorial contributions may be made to Partners-ln-Care/Hospice of Bend, First Presbyterian Church of Bend, Stayton Christian Church, Willamette Humane Society, Salem, or the charity of your choice.
Gladys Emma Weddle McCall