Gladys Davis, 94, of Valley City, ND formerly of Page passed away from this life on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at CHI Mercy Hospital in Valley City, ND.
Gladys Marie was born on August 4, 1926 in Page, ND to Floyd and Laura (Green) Rintoul. She was a member of the Our Savior Lutheran Church. Gladys and her sister, known as Irene, lost their mother when they were very young and went to live with Floyd’s parents in Page. Around the age of 13, Gladys and her sister went to live with their father on the Farm just outside of Page. This is when her love and devotion to her family and farm life began. Gladys graduated from Page School in 1944.
One day, while visiting a neighbor, she happened to meet a tall handsome man named Harry. They were married in November, 1945. Gladys was always up for company, never let the hired hands go hungry and always had dinner and supper ON TIME for her husband and sons. She was also known to drive tractors and combines. She loved to cook, tended her flower gardens, painted pottery and created dried flower arrangements for every season.
The loss of her husband in 2010 took a toll on her and she left her beloved Farm and moved to Bridgeview Estates, Valley City, ND in 2012. The unexpected passing of her youngest son Jan in 2016 was another challenge she faced with dignity and grace.
Gladys was proceeded in death by her mother, Laura, her father, Floyd and her sister, Meredith Irene (Clarke), her beloved husband of 64 years, Harry Andrew and her youngest son, Jan Tracy Davis. She is survived by her eldest son Terence, his wife Rosemary, one grandson, Daniel and one bonus granddaughter, Brandi, and 7 great grandchildren, Russell, Mason, Logan, Blake, Lily, Christian and Hunter.
She will be greatly missed. We take comfort knowing that because of Jesus Christ she rushed to the arms of her mother, reunited with her husband and son and that we will see her again.
We know that the lockdown of the elderly and disabled residents took a toll on everyone, including family and friends. She referred to it as being put in “solitary confinement” for which she had done no crime. Although she did not get COVID, her mental and physical health suffered because of it. There is no way to recover those lost moments. Hug your elders every chance you have and take time to listen to the wisdom and stories they long to share.
Thank you to the staff and residents of Bridgeview Estates (for becoming her extended family); Dr. Misty Anderson and staff at Sanford Clinic Valley City; and all those working at CHI Mercy Health Hospital in Valley City, ND.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 130 Morton Avenue, Page, ND 58064 or the Page Cemetery Association (c/o Hometown Community Bank, 116 Morton Avenue, Page, ND 58064).
Visitation: Will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral Service: Will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, May 10, 2021 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Page, ND.
Burial: Will be in the Page Cemetery in Page, ND.