Gladys HimangoGladys Mildred Himango, 90, formerly of Two Harbors, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, in the Golden Living Center East in Rochester Gladys was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Cloquet to Alfred and Grace (Garrett) Arthur.
Gladys Mildred Himango, 90, formerly of Two Harbors, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011, in the Golden Living Center East in Rochester
Gladys was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Cloquet to Alfred and Grace (Garrett) Arthur.
Her childhood interests included running track, dancing, and spending memorable days with her friends and relatives. She became a voracious reader and was proud of her in-home library. She found time for reflection and joy when working on her lawn and beautifully manicured flower gardens.
Shortly after her marriage to William E. Himango on Nov. 16, 1940, she moved to Virginia where she established many lifelong friendships.
She and Bill found their permanent residence in Two Harbors, where she loved her work at Engstrom’s IGA, in addition to working as a dispatcher for the Cooperative Light and Power Association.
She and Bill were very active in their local Episcopal Church and later were devout parishioners of St. Edward’s Episcopal Church in Duluth. She cherished special friendships with her neighbors Larry and Mary Antonich and Henry and Terry Carlson, who maintained her home in her absence.
Her true affection for her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews was always evident from her smile and joyous reminiscence.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; brothers Lloyd and Howard; and sister, Ethel “Bessie” Golen.
Gladys is survived by her sons, James of Rochester, and William of Duluth; grandchildren Stephanie of Chicago and Shannon (Missy); and great-grandchil- dren, Morgan and Peyton of Levelland, Texas.
Her last days were spent near her devoted son, Jim, who was always at her side.
Gladys’ family would like to thank the personnel at Golden Living Center East in Rochester and Barross Cottage in Two Harbors for their kindness and loving care.
Services were held at Cavallin Funeral Home in Two Harbors. To sign the online guestbook visit www.cavallinfuneralhome.com.