Resident, Wesley Acres
Gladys was born in Pennsylvania. When she was 15, her family moved back to Iowa to be near family, and also to help keep Gladys healthy; she suffered from severe allergies.
After graduating from high school, Gladys took a job in downtown Des Moines. She later left that career to become a youth counselor and a secretary at her church.
Gladys became a widow at 58, but found love again at 62! She and her second husband moved to Georgia for a short time, then moved back to Iowa to be closer to family. After her second husband passed away, Gladys decided to move to Wesley Acres. It was a decision she has never regretted!
Gladys is very active at age 96, working in the community's Gather and Grab gift shop, capturing WesleyLife history, and assisting in the computer lab.