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Obituary for Virginia Reberg Gladwell

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Virginia Reberg Gladwell

January 9, 1923 - January 12, 2018

Virginia Reberg Gladwell, beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died January 12, 2018 from conditions incident to old age.  She was 95.

Mother was born on January 9, 1923 in Ogden, Utah.  Her family moved to Butte, Montana, where she spent her early childhood.  Prior to junior high school, her father moved the family to Ogden, where mother spent all of her teenage and adult years.  She graduated with the first graduating class from Ogden High School in 1940.  Shortly thereafter, Mom met her future husband, Lou Gladwell, and they were married December 2, 1942 while Dad was home on leave from the Navy.  They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.  Initially, mom and dad lived in Daly City, California because dad was stationed at Treasure Island, 5 miles west of San Francisco. After the war, they returned to Utah to make Ogden their home.

Mother’s entire adult life was focused on raising her six children and participating in LDS church activities.  It is fair to say that she was the CEO of the house, and made most of the important family decisions.  Her grandchildren occupied her constantly, and she frequently would travel to California and Nebraska for extended visits.  She worked at First Security Bank for 20 years, and lived off a modest retirement account and social security after her husband died in 1992.

Mother was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Gladwell; her parents, Nettie and Fred Reberg; her two brothers, Rick and Fred (Pink) Reberg.

She is survived by her sister, Helen Pett; her four sons: Dennis (Kathie), David (Ruth Ann), Richard (Shirley)and Bruce (Ann) Gladwell; and her daughters Karen (Bruce) Williams and Lou Ann Mettra.

We would like to thank Debbie and Ashley from Hospice, and Kilie, Chantelle and Jessica from Visiting Angels and the Gardens for their sweet and tender care.,

Funeral Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden, UT at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  A viewing will be held on Friday, Saturday, January 26, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Leavitt’s, and Saturday prior to Services from 10:00 to 10:45 am

Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Family will greet friends from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the Funeral Service.

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: January 9, 1923
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Linda Fowler Henderson posted on 1/17/18

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It’s amazing how we never think the day will come. The beauty is a new beginning for your mother full of peace and love and reunions. May you and your family have the same sweet feelings until you meet again. Karl & Linda (Fowler) Henderson Farr West, Ut


Dean Hurst posted on 1/17/18

The Gladwell family were all dear to my heart and in one way or another I enjoyed a close relationship wth most of them. I knew Virginia best through her husband Lou who was a mentor, friend and colleague for many years at Weber State. Virginia was a devoted wife and mother to her family who loved and cherished her. Her sister, Helen was my first secretary when I started work at Weber with Lou. "Pink"was my ROTC Captain at Ogden High before he left for the service and "Little Lou" almost like a daughter through her friendship with my daughter Karin. I'm not able to attend services but I extend my sincere condolences to all.