Gladys Huber, 96, Garrison, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at an Underwood nursing home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 28, at 11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church in Garrison. Burial will be at the Garrison City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Thompson Funeral Home in Garrison.
Gladys was born Sept. 11, 1915, to Gilbert and Inga (Anderson) Simonson, in Van Hook, where she was raised and educated. She married Charles Huber on Oct. 18, 1935, at the Congregational Church in Elbowoods. They lived in their log home for several years before moving to Montana. In 1944, Charles entered the service and they moved to Garrison, where they would reside for more than 68 years.
During the early years of their marriage, Gladys worked as a waitress and a hotel matron. She worked many years at the Sayler's Five and Dime in Garrison. Once her grandchildren starting coming, Gladys spent most of her time taking care of her children and grandchildren. There was never a time that they weren't welcome at her house, except maybe from 12:30 to 2, which was Grandma Gladys' "naptime." While spending every minute she could with family she still found time to raise a big beautiful garden, and was known for sharing the fruits of her labor with anyone who wanted something. Her yard and garden were still well taken care of personally until just a few years ago. Gladys also loved to quilt. Her specialty was star quilts, which were very special gifts to all of her family.
Gladys also holds the world record for the longest garage sale. Once the sign went up, it just never came back down. Her garage was always open for business and when winter came, people just came in the back door of the house, where all the rummage had been moved. Gladys was also very proud to have been a lifelong member of the Earl Koenig VFW Post #6940 Auxiliary in Underwood.
Gladys is survived by: her children, Shirley (Clarence) Simenson, Underwood, Dennis (Beverly) Huber, Bismarck, Betty (Kenny) Huesers, Garrison; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two stepgreat grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; granddaughter-in-law, Brenda Huesers, Garrison; and brothers, Freddie (Martha) Simonson, Bozeman, Mont., Norman (Helen Mae) Simonson, Mesa, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; grandson, Bill Huesers; sisters, Edna Pollert, Angie Eagle, Mabel Kastner; and brothers, Norval, Alfred and Eddie Simonson.
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