Glenda passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 19, 2019 in Bellingham, WA at the age of 65.
Glenda will be greatly missed by her loving Husband of 38 years David Arne Glad and her six children; Harlan “Buddy” Olsen and his daughter Ari and great granddaughter Adilyn, Taia (Peter) Powell and children Kaiha and Justice, Trena (Ryan) Hammer and daughters Amber and Riley, Brent (Heather) Glad and son Raycer, Kelsey (Eli) Kramme and sons Luke and Samuel, and Devin Glad; She is also survived by her four sisters, Lonna Smith, Rhonda (Gene) Bostwick, Brenda Moreau and Helaina Yerry; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Glenda was born on December 16, 1953 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bellingham, WA to Henry and Thea (Moultray) Yerry along with her twin sister Brenda. She married Gary Olsen in December 1970 and had their two children Harlan “Buddy” and Taia. In November of 1980 Glenda married the love of her life David Glad and had their four children Trena, Brent, Kelsey and Devin.
Glenda loved to spend her time with family and friends, going to breakfast and having coffee with her sisters, spending time with her grandchildren and watching her many nieces and nephews. She was also an excellent bowler and loved the competition with her bowling leagues. Glenda also had a passion and love of animals especially her dogs. Glenda will be remembered as a strong and giving woman who was always someone to be counted on, especially in a crisis or in a delivery room. She enjoyed cooking and her holiday sweet potatoes and stuffing were always looked forward to by her family. She had an amazing green thumb and loved to make beautiful flower arrangements for family and friends’ special events. Glenda will also be remembered as a free spirit who loved to drive and go on spontaneous road trips and adventures. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 11:00AM with a funeral service at 12:00PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 5800 Northwest Ave, Ferndale. A graveside service will follow at 2:00PM at Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Dr, Ferndale, 98248. The family invites you to a reception to celebrate and spend time with family and friends at the family home following the services.