Gladys Augusta Nichols Jones passed away July 25, 2015 at the New Horizon Care Center in Lovell Wyoming. Gladys was born near Lysite Wyoming September 13, 1929 the daughter of James Lee Nichols Sr. and Susie Parm Nichols.
Gladys grew up on the family homestead on Bridger creek attending schools in Shoshone before moving to Lucerne area near Thermopolis where she graduated from high school in 1948.
After high school Gladys lived with her sister Helen Hill and worked at the Coca-Cola bottling company.
Gladys married Andrew Charles Jones on February 26, 1949 and he had returned to theÂ LucerneÂ area after returning from World War II in 1945.
Gladys followed Andy's work as a lineman across Wyoming and South Dakota. Gladys and Andy had three children Judith born 1950 Patricia born 1952 and Robert born 1957.Â
In 1958 and he became a rule electric lineman for the REA in Worland where they remained.
Gladys returned to work when her daughters went to High School.Â
Gladys worked as a meat cutter for Simon's grocery store and at Cold Storage and last the dietary aide at Bethesda care center.
Some of her children's fondest memories are of the family on horseback with the Washakie rider drill team 4-H and trail rides. Gladys loved horses, wildlife, plants, rock hunting, gardening, and sewing for her daughter's, music, she played the clarinet, saxophone, violin, piano and accordion she also had a love of drawing. Gladys is preceded in death by her husband Andy Jones nephews; Patrick Nichols, Jimmy Barham, infant brother William Nichols her parents and siblings; Helen (Ed) Hill, James and Lucy Nichols, Burney Nichols, Luther (Pat) Nichols, Julie (Bob) Barham, Mary (Hugh) Vass, brother-in-law Donald (Lorene) Jones and grandson in law Daniel Fauver.
Gladys is survived by her sister in law Marvilla Nichols, children Judy (Ray) Lawrence, Patricia Jones both of Powell, a son Robert Jones of Worland Grandchildren Julie (Tim) Miller, Jamie Fauver all of Powell, Starla Tronstad (Dan) Park of Albuquerque New Mexico, LaRae Tronstad of Austin Texas, Andy (Kim) Lawrence of Williston North Dakota, Brock (Juanita) Lawrence Cheyenne, Wy.
Great Grandchildren are Andrea Lawrence, Joey Lake, Joshua Fauver, Isaiah Fauver, Augustus Miller, Katelynn Miller, Lucas Miller and Asher Park. Gladys has many nieces and nephews and there familys.
Cremation has taken place and a Memorial service will be held August 20 at 10:00 am at Thompson Funeral Home. With burial to follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Thermopolis. A family reunion is planned for the Fall at Thermopolis to share pictures and memories.
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