Gladys Harvey, 90, passed away November 4, 2023 at Lakeview Terrace. She was born December 22, 1932 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Willard and Mary (Poeschl) Cartwright. She married twice, to Robert Barter and George Harvey.
Gladys was the youngest of five siblings, and grew up at her parents’ apple orchard, with the treasured assistance of her paternal grandmother, Sarah. After graduating high school, Gladys moved to Madison, WI to attend nursing school and began a career that she loved. While beginning her career and raising her four beloved children, she also lived in Chicago, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, England, Arizona, and Nevada. Once she had an empty nest, she spent her time between Wisconsin and Nevada, continuing to work as a nurse and enjoying time with her family in both places.
Gladys was an active traveler, often taking trips domestically and abroad with her closest friends from nursing school, and visiting her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. There were few projects that Gladys encountered that she wasn’t willing to tackle, whether fixing up an old house, sewing beautiful clothing, or trying to fix a family member’s life. She was famous for her advice and did not mind if it was not taken, as long as she had been able to give it. Her stories were perfectly embellished for maximum impact, and her direction of others’ activities, like the making of Thanksgiving dinner, was appreciated by all.
She is survived by her four children: Lynn (Harvey) Grijalva & her husband Ramon, of Los Angeles, California; Edward Harvey & his wife Carla, of Fairfield, Iowa; Dawnine (Harvey) Hillman, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Charles Harvey & his wife Lesley, of Boulder City. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Katherine, Elizabeth, & Ramon; Joseph & Cameron; Rhonda & Slade; Tyler & Ryan; and her great-grandchildren: Cory & Ollie and Eleanor & Ruth, all of whom she dearly loved, and by many of her nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers Gordon, Clarence, and Willard Cartwright; sister Mary (Cartwright) Fretschl; and her former husbands.
In lieu of a funeral, her family will be celebrating her life with good food and good stories, just as Gladys always enjoyed. We invite family and friends to leave condolences or memories.