ANDES - Marie Gladstone of Andes passed away peacefully at Mountainside Residential Care Center, March 1, 2018, with her family at her side.
She was born in Delhi, Oct. 20, 1929, the daughter of Herbert and Edith (Russell) Graham.
She graduated from Andes Central School in 1948. She attended the Delhi College food service program.
She married Wayland A Gladstone on Oct. 29, 1950, when they began their life farming. Marie was a proud dairy farmer who loved her animals and milked her own herd of cattle until the age of 72. She loved her view from her front window and kept track of the work on the farm every day.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who shared many memories, stories and recipes and photographs. She had a love for genealogy spending many hours with her granddaughter, Wendy, researching the Gladstone, Graham, Calhoun, and Russell history.
Marie was an avid bowler in Margaretville leagues for many years and was often one of the high scoring bowlers of the day.
Marie loved to knit and crochet and made many pairs of mittens, hats, lap blankets and blankets for cats at the Humane Society in Delhi.
Marie was a member and treasurer of the Andes Seniors who enjoyed their friendship and travels.
A member of the Andes Alumni Association, she served as treasurer and enjoyed planning the annual dinner and getting together with old friends and schoolmates. She loved to tell the story of walking from the old Hilton Memorial School into the new Andes Central School building when she was in grade school.
She was a member of the Andes United Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Andes Fire Department Auxiliary.
She is survived by her son, Wayland "Bud" (Suzanne) Gladstone to carry on the family farm; daughter, Mary Vandenberg; grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Dullea, Wendy (Brian) Cooley, Chelsea (Jason) Guy, Patrick (Deanna) Meres and Jennifer Meres (Cristian DeEmo). She is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren; her sister, Doris Wallace (Rich) of Hobart; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wayland Sr.; daughter, Kathryn Jacques; brother, William Graham; son-in-law, James Vandenberg; and great-grandson, C.J.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service per her wishes. Spring burial will be in the Andes Cemetery.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Andes Seniors, Andes Alumni Association, Delaware County Humane Society and Mountainside Residential Care Center's Sunshine Fund.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
Published on March 5, 2018