Unfortunately Grandma Glady has been called up to heaven. She was one hell of a grandmother, certainly the coolest one you'd ever meet. Glady had a soul that refused to grow old; no matter how many birthdays she had, age was just a number. She had an appetite for adventure; from white water rafting at 75 to bouncing around in Mikey's low rider at almost 80. From toe rings and tattoos, to flashy nails and her famous purple streak of hair, Glady was up for some style. She taught all her grandchildren about her love for bowling and that Fireside Lanes was as holy as church. Glady could be counted on for a ride across town or for a call into school to excuse you so that dad wouldn't find out you were skipping class. Mostly she taught all of us that there was never a bad time to have a good time. We hope Grandma Glady knows how loved she was and how missed she will be. Let us think and speak about her often, never forgetting to raise a cold bud light or light up a Virginia Slim in her honor.
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Gladys Irene Brown was born to Rodrick and Hazel Fraser on July 30, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Glady really enjoyed life and she lived her life to the fullest. She was the life of the party. Gladys loved nothing more than going to her class reunions in Iowa where she would connect with her family and many friends, or having big family get togethers for birthdays, 4th of July, or Christmas.
Gladys enjoyed bowling and going on bowling trips in and out of state. She worked as a lunch lady and playground attendant at Washington School and later as a substitute study hall teacher for School District 2. Gladys also enjoyed working at the Chamber of Commerce in Billings during the summer. She really loved doing ceramics on Tuesday nights with her dear friend Trudy. She even won a few blue ribbons. She loved making things for her family and friends.
Gladys will be missed, her laugh, her smile, her good nature. She was loved by many and the memory of her will never go away!
Gladys is preceded in death by her mother and father, her first husband Richard Allen Luedt, and her husband Robert Eugene Brown.
Gladys is survived by her brother, Mike Fraser and his wife Karla of Davenport IA; her five children, Shelly Luedt, Billings, MT, Debbie Luedt, Denver, CO, Todd Luedt and his wife Darci, Billings, MT, Shannon Forstner and her husband Cliff, Billings, MT, Cathy Luedt, Denver, CO; 10 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren.