Gladys Hazel McAlister

03-21-1915 to 01-23-2010

Gladys was born into a farming family on the prairies in Bowbells North Dakota. She was the youngest of five sisters and had one younger brother the children of Hans and Ida Anderson.

She moved to Eugene Oregon as a young women on her own. She married Harold McAlister and began their life together in Astoria Oregon. When their children were young they moved to a country home in

Svenson, Oregon after ten years the family moved to Stayton in 1963. They were married fifty years.

Gladys enjoyed spending time with her family and as an excellent cook orchestrated many large family

gatherings. Another love of hers was gardening and she spent many happy years tending her lovely yard and garden.

Throughout her life she spent many years as an excellent house keeper. She always valued being able to help the many families she worked for. They were very special to her and she had many fond memories of all of them.

Gladys is survived by sons, Jack McAlister and Harold McAlister and two daughters Ida Fay Curtis and

Adelia Hofeld. She has seven wonderful grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren with one more to arrive in July.

At her request no public services will be held. A private family service is being planned.

Arrangements by Weddle Funeral Services

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  1. I am uncertain how this works, but if it is possible, please let the family of Gladys McAlister know we are very sorry for their loss. Also that Darlene, Lowell’s sister, passed away last Wed. Feb. 10, 2010. Hope to call you soon. Carolyn

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