Gladys Maybelle Barker Bader, 98, of Ogden, Utah, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2021. She met her husband, Alan Edwin Bader on a blind date on the 4th of July in 1940. They were married for 68 years until he passed away in 2012.
Her legacy will live on with her family. She is survived by three
daughters, Barbara (James) Taylor of Ogden, Allyn (Gary) Barclay of
Elizabeth, Colorado and Joan Pansier of Crivitz, Wisconsin; grandchildren,
Heidi (Chris) Aggeler of Denver, Colorado, Travis (Vivian) Taylor of
Providence, Utah, Heather (Ever) Morales of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Great grandchildren include Gwenyth and Donovan Aggeler, Ivy and Clive Taylor,
Olive and Catalina Morales. She was the foundation of all of our lives and
held us together as a family.
Gladys was an avid golfer and downhill skier and was active in both until
well into her 70s. She was an accomplished pianist who also taught piano
for many years. While at the University of Utah, she played with the
University of Utah Symphony and sang in the Pi Beta Phi Quartet. She was
also an organist for the First Presbyterian Church.
She was active for many years in the Junior League of Ogden, PEO, the Sempra
Music Group, and the Assistance League of Denver. She also volunteered as a
docent for the Denver Art Museum, and was a member of the Cherry Hills
Gladys took many trips throughout the United States, including Hawaii, the
Caribbean, England, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Morocco and Egypt.
“Life isn’t measure by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that
take our breath away.” Gladys was blessed with many of these moments in her
life, and the beautiful memories of her will live on in our hearts forever.
Her family would like to thank Treeo Senior Living of South Ogden, the Rocky
Mountain Personal Care and Rocky Mountain Hospice for providing such
compassionate care for her. Pursuant to her wishes, there will be no
funeral. A family memorial service and celebration of life will occur in 2022.