Gladys Nikitenko Bostow, 86, Minot, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in a Velva care center.
Gladys was born Feb. 24, 1927, in Minot, to Samuel and Ida (Dossenko) Nikitenko. She was reared and educated in Minot.
Gladys married Aaron Bostow on Oct. 15, 1958, in Minot. They made their home in Minot, where she was employed by various families as a house cleaner and he owned and operated Bostow's Mobil Service Station. They had made their home at 1122-7th St. SW for many years. Aaron died May 7, 1993. Gladys had continued to make her home in Minot prior to moving to the Angels Care Adult Foster Care Home in Carpio in 2008 and Souris Valley Care Center in Velva in August 2013.
Gladys was an active member of First Assembly of God in Minot, where she assisted with the preparations for holy communion. She was a very spiritual woman who had a special place in her heart for children. She enjoyed gardening (especially African violets), pottery making and birdwatching.
Gladys' loving family includes: her children, Dennis (Margaret) Bostow, of Lakewood, Colo., Terry (Maureen) Bostow, of Minot, and Aaron Bostow Jr., of Minot; grandchildren, Christian (Lauren) Bostow, Heather (Darren) Hutchinson, Michelle (Ryan) Kalkwarf and Atesha Compton; great-grandchildren, Allie and Rhys Hutchinson, Kylie Bostow and Iris Compton-Dean; siblings, Andy (Wanda) Nikitenko, of Minot, and Ruth (Roger) Bullene, of Surrey; several nieces and nephews including Gloria (Richard) Lokken, Greg (Joanne) Nikitenko and Pat (Shellie) Nikitenko; and special friends, Candice Linder and the Volochenko family.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Celebration of the Life of Gladys Bostow: Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m., in First Assembly of God, Minot.
Interment: Will be in Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Thursday, Oct. 10, from 2 to 6 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: Are preferred to First Assembly of God, Minot.
Those wishing to sign the online memorial register or share memories and condolences are invited to use the expressions of sympathy section at (www.thomasfamilyfuneralhome.com).