Gladys Ussery died July 3 in Chico.

Gladys was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Oden, Ark., to Emma and Tim Fryar. She and her two brothers, Lem and Len, and her sister, Edna, enjoyed life when they were young living in the Arkansas hills. She told stories about milking the cows and driving them down the lane to the pasture; in the evening, bringing the animals back to the cow lot for feeding and taking care of them.

Gladys married Herman Ussery in October 1933. They were married for 57 years.

Gladys and Herman had four children: Lorice, who passed away when she was very young but never forgotten, Bob (Linda), Wanda (Warren) and James Timothy (Cyndi).

Gladys and Herman traveled the highway between Arkansas and California many times. They could not decide which place they liked the best. In 1952, home became Nevada City.

Gladys worked at the Nevada County Hospital as Nurse and Dietary Kitchen Food Service Manager, as well as at other nursing homes in Grass Valley and Nevada City. Herman worked in the Lumber Mills around Grass Valley and Nevada City. He also worked at the Nevada County Hospital.

Gladys was a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many people in California and Arkansas.

After Herman passed away in 1990, she moved to Chico to be near her son and daughter, spent some time in Lodi with family, and moved back to Chico.

Her family would like to thank all of the people and friends at Prestige Living for the Care that was shown. Special thanks to Dr. Bishop and staff for support and friendship, as well as the staff at Enloe Hospital for their excellent care.

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