Stroud, Gladys Adeline

GLADYS ADELINE STROUD (ANGIE)

Gladys Adeline Stroud, or Angie to those close to her, age 85, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday morning, March 22 nd , 2016 in Ferndale, WA surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Angie was born in Yakima, WA on September 20 th , 1930 to Paul and Alice Parks and was the youngest of four children. She had 2 sisters, Lenora Geraldson, Pauline Ward, and 1 brother, Earl Parks.

In middle school she was the President of her 8 th grade class. While in high school, she was a model for local clothing stores, she had a beautiful singing voice and loved singing hymns in the church choir and in high school choirs, she often sang at weddings and on the radio as a soloist. After graduating from Anaconda MT. High School in 1948, she moved to Yakima, WA and worked for the Stock Exchange as a floor girl. It was during this time that she was offered a career working for the FEB. She went back home to Anaconda, MT to visit her family for a few weeks before she would have to move. She helped out in her friend’s parent’s diner as a waitress. She then met Keith Clyde Stroud, the love of her life, at the local Assembly of God Church she attended. After they met, she turned the job down for the FEB. so she could marry Keith only six weeks later, in 1950. They were married for 56 years.

Angie continued to sing in choirs, on the radio, and at weddings because it was her passion. She also got to be in two records with The Loveland Cota Singers. She played Swat Ball for 15 years and made some very special friends. She loved writing poems and short stories.

Through the years Angie shared her love of music, nature and eating healthy with her family, teaching them to preserve the environment and to eat healthy natural foods. She was lovingly called a “Health Nut” by friends and family, way before eating healthy became popular. She loved flowers and plants. Her geraniums got professionally photographed and put in the local newspaper. People used to drive by slowly just to look at them.

Later in life Angie became actively involved in politics with her husband Keith and enjoyed engaging her family in political conversations.

In her golden years she enjoyed collecting antiques, especially teapots. She loved to display them around her home. At one time she had over 200 antique teapots in her home.

Angie also enjoyed traveling the world with her husband Keith to countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Fulfilling her lifelong dream of traveling overseas and swimming in the Indian Ocean.

Angie is preceded in death by her son Stephen, who died as an infant, her sisters Pauline Ward and Lenora Geraldson, her brother Earl Parks and her husband Keith Stroud who passed away in October 2007. She is survived by her remaining 5 children Pamala, Jeffery (Aiying), Cheryle (Dan), Robert (Nicole), and Mike. Her sister-in-law Norma Parks and her 3 brothers-in-law, Ken Stroud, Wayne (Jeanne) Stroud, & Fred Geraldson. 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday March 28 th at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 5800 Northwest Road Ferndale, WA

GLADYS ADELINE STROUD (ANGIE)

Gladys Adeline Stroud, or Angie to those close to her, age 85, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday morning, March 22 nd , 2016 in Ferndale, WA surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Angie was born in Yakima, WA on September 20 th , 1930 to Paul and Alice Parks and was the youngest of four children. She had 2 sisters, Lenora Geraldson, Pauline Ward, and 1 brother, Earl Parks.

In middle school she was the President of her 8 th grade class. While in high school, she was a model for local clothing stores, she had a beautiful singing voice and loved singing hymns in the church choir and in high school choirs, she often sang at weddings and on the radio as a soloist. After graduating from Anaconda MT. High School in 1948, she moved to Yakima, WA and worked for the Stock Exchange as a floor girl. It was during this time that she was offered a career working for the FEB. She went back home to Anaconda, MT to visit her family for a few weeks before she would have to move. She helped out in her friend’s parent’s diner as a waitress. She then met Keith Clyde Stroud, the love of her life, at the local Assembly of God Church she attended. After they met, she turned the job down for the FEB. so she could marry Keith only six weeks later, in 1950. They were married for 56 years.

Angie continued to sing in choirs, on the radio, and at weddings because it was her passion. She also got to be in two records with The Loveland Cota Singers. She played Swat Ball for 15 years and made some very special friends. She loved writing poems and short stories.

Through the years Angie shared her love of music, nature and eating healthy with her family, teaching them to preserve the environment and to eat healthy natural foods. She was lovingly called a “Health Nut” by friends and family, way before eating healthy became popular. She loved flowers and plants. Her geraniums got professionally photographed and put in the local newspaper. People used to drive by slowly just to look at them.

Later in life Angie became actively involved in politics with her husband Keith and enjoyed engaging her family in political conversations.

In her golden years she enjoyed collecting antiques, especially teapots. She loved to display them around her home. At one time she had over 200 antique teapots in her home.

Angie also enjoyed traveling the world with her husband Keith to countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Fulfilling her lifelong dream of traveling overseas and swimming in the Indian Ocean.

Angie is preceded in death by her son Stephen, who died as an infant, her sisters Pauline Ward and Lenora Geraldson, her brother Earl Parks and her husband Keith Stroud who passed away in October 2007. She is survived by her remaining 5 children Pamala, Jeffery (Aiying), Cheryle (Dan), Robert (Nicole), and Mike. Her sister-in-law Norma Parks and her 3 brothers-in-law, Ken Stroud, Wayne (Jeanne) Stroud, & Fred Geraldson. 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday March 28 th at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 5800 Northwest Road Ferndale, WA

GLADYS ADELINE STROUD (ANGIE)

Gladys Adeline Stroud, or Angie to those close to her, age 85, went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Monday morning, March 22 nd , 2016 in Ferndale, WA surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Angie was born in Yakima, WA on September 20 th , 1930 to Paul and Alice Parks and was the youngest of four children. She had 2 sisters, Lenora Geraldson, Pauline Ward, and 1 brother, Earl Parks.

In middle school she was the President of her 8 th grade class. While in high school, she was a model for local clothing stores, she had a beautiful singing voice and loved singing hymns in the church choir and in high school choirs, she often sang at weddings and on the radio as a soloist. After graduating from Anaconda MT. High School in 1948, she moved to Yakima, WA and worked for the Stock Exchange as a floor girl. It was during this time that she was offered a career working for the FEB. She went back home to Anaconda, MT to visit her family for a few weeks before she would have to move. She helped out in her friend’s parent’s diner as a waitress. She then met Keith Clyde Stroud, the love of her life, at the local Assembly of God Church she attended. After they met, she turned the job down for the FEB. so she could marry Keith only six weeks later, in 1950. They were married for 56 years.

Angie continued to sing in choirs, on the radio, and at weddings because it was her passion. She also got to be in two records with The Loveland Cota Singers. She played Swat Ball for 15 years and made some very special friends. She loved writing poems and short stories.

Through the years Angie shared her love of music, nature and eating healthy with her family, teaching them to preserve the environment and to eat healthy natural foods. She was lovingly called a “Health Nut” by friends and family, way before eating healthy became popular. She loved flowers and plants. Her geraniums got professionally photographed and put in the local newspaper. People used to drive by slowly just to look at them.

Later in life Angie became actively involved in politics with her husband Keith and enjoyed engaging her family in political conversations.

In her golden years she enjoyed collecting antiques, especially teapots. She loved to display them around her home. At one time she had over 200 antique teapots in her home.

Angie also enjoyed traveling the world with her husband Keith to countries such as Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia. Fulfilling her lifelong dream of traveling overseas and swimming in the Indian Ocean.

Angie is preceded in death by her son Stephen, who died as an infant, her sisters Pauline Ward and Lenora Geraldson, her brother Earl Parks and her husband Keith Stroud who passed away in October 2007. She is survived by her remaining 5 children Pamala, Jeffery (Aiying), Cheryle (Dan), Robert (Nicole), and Mike. Her sister-in-law Norma Parks and her 3 brothers-in-law, Ken Stroud, Wayne (Jeanne) Stroud, & Fred Geraldson. 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life will be held on Monday March 28 th at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 5800 Northwest Road Ferndale, WA

Usery, Helene Rae

Helene Rae “Nyberg” Usery was born June 12th, 1934 in Mountain Home, Utah to Ernest Don and Ruby Helene “Hansen” Nyberg. She passed away at her Ferndale home with family at her side on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17th, 2016. She was 81 years old.

Helene loved to garden, crochet, sew, collect rocks, and read. She was an avid water-colorist. She traveled extensively. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. The oldest grandchildren each had the privilege of taking an individual trip with her.

She was the fifth of seven children. She was raised in Mountain Home. In her youth she was known as “Midge.” She attended grade and high school in Mountain Home, Utah. She excelled as a student. She was the salutatorian of her senior class. In 1952 she attended the University of Utah, School of Nursing for one year. In March of 1954 she met the love of her life, Raymond Usery. They were married 16 October 1954. Raymond and Helene with their children lived in Rangley, Colorado; Meeker, Colorado; Blanding, Utah and settled in Cortez, Colorado where they raised their family.

When Helene and her husband retired, they moved to Bellingham, Washington, later settling in Ferndale, Washington. She is the mother of two daughters and two sons. She worked as a court reporter, and worked in the S&H Green Stamp Store and as an office manager for the local TV station. She served as the PTA President in Cortez.

Raymond and Helene with their children were sealed as a family in the LDS Manti Temple in Manti, Utah on 25 August 1973. She has fourteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She served as a missionary for the LDS church with her husband in Alabama for one year in 1985. She is survived by: daughters Dawna and (David) Palmer of Mesa, Arizona; Barbara and (Austin) Stegner of Mount Vernon, Washington; sons Charles and (Beth) Usery of Ferndale, Washington; Thomas and (Valerie) Usery of Mesa, Arizona; grandchildren Dylan and Megan Palmer, Linnea and Andre Stegner, Sara and (Jeffrey) Laugenour, Nicole and (Jon) Slater, Charly Rae and (Robert) Schindler, Joshua and Dexter Usery; Aaron, Shawn, Drake and Jessica Usery; great grandchild Lisa-Mckenzie Laugenour. She is also survived by three brother in-laws, three sister in-laws, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceeded in death by her husband Raymond Usery, her parents, her siblings: Robert Nyberg, Margie Boswell, Blaine Nyberg, LaVon VanTassell, Nellie Hyatt and Peter Nyberg; and her grandson Michael Harvey Usery.

Viewing for Mrs. Usery will be at the LDS Church-2550 Thornton Road, Ferndale, Washington on Friday, March 25th, 2016, 11:00am-12:00pm. The funeral service will follow at 1:00pm with internment afterward at Enterprise Cemetary in Ferndale. Flowers and cards maybe be sent to 3778 Aldergrove Road, Ferndale, WA 98248.

Arrangements are by: safeharborfunerals.com