Gladys Lillian Meade

January 23, 1927 ~ July 3, 2018 (age 91)
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Gladys Lillian MacQueen Meade passed away July 3, 2018 in Baudette after the last of many battles with cancer. Gladys was born January 23, 1927 in Amery, WI. to John A. MacQueen and Lucy Legg MacQueen.  She graduated from Bismarck High and attended Macalester College, where she met David Meade of Roseau. They were married in August, 1949 and subsequently resided in Willow River, Middle River, Canby, Red Wing, Elk River, Baudette and Bismarck.  After David died in 1987, Gladys lived at their lake home north of Williams.  She spent the last few winters in Blackduck.  She cherished her days at the lake with her many friends and of course, her books.   

Gladys was known for giving. She was a charter member of the hospital auxiliaries in Red Wing and Baudette. She was involved in the General Federation of Women’s Club, as well as many other volunteer activities. She was for a time the Baudette representative to the Arrowhead Region Library Board. For years she provided a school class in Indianola, MS with books, supplies, and software. She would remind us all to be helpful to and considerate of all people..  

Gladys is survived by her 4 children, Keith (Mary) Meade, Salt Lake City, Nance (Russ) Kunkel, Blackduck, Bruce (Liz) Meade, Pine River, and Janet (Robert) Cooper, Memphis, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; her sister-in-law Carol Meade, and many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her dearly.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Oberholtzer Foundation, 4370 Brookside Ct, #205, Edina, MN 55436; the Rainy River UCC Parish, or the 4th Street Clinic, 409 West 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

There will be a memorial service at the First Congregational Church, Baudette, at 11:00 a.m. on August 11, 2018.  A second memorial service will be held at the Blackduck Good Samaritan Community Room on Wednesday, August 15th, at 10:30 a.m.

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