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Obituary | Gladys A. Douglas of Mobridge, South Dakota


June 17, 1932 – February 18, 2023

Gladys A. Douglas, 90, passed from this life into heaven on Feb 18, 2023 at the Mobridge Hospital. A service of remembrance will be held at 1:30 PM MT, Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Church of God in Isabel. Burial will be at the Hillview Cemetery in Isabel under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be from 3-5 PM CT Friday at the funeral home.

Gladys was born on June 17, 1932 in Corson County, SD, the 12th child of William and Louisa Kern. She attended school up until the 8th grade. Following school, she helped out on the family farm. She married Marvin Prettyman on August 29, 1954 in Isabel. They bought the Hersch homestead located 2 miles southeast of Isabel and lived there until he was killed in a farm accident. She then married Ray Douglas on Feb 18, 1963. She loved working on the farm, taking care of the animals and especially liked to ride a good horse. She also enjoyed gardening and raising flowers. They canned many jars of vegetables harvested from their garden. Ray passed away in January 1983. She was a faithful member of the Church of God. She read her bible daily and dedicated her life to her Lord and Savior. Gladys enjoyed being around people and worked in the kitchen at the Isabel school for about 16 years. She loved to spend her mornings watering and caring for her flowers after her retirement. She moved from Isabel to the Prairie Sunset Village in Jan. 2013 and lived there until her death. She enjoyed living there and quickly made many new friends. She especially enjoyed Bingo and putting puzzles together.

She is survived by her daughter, Cris Douglas of Mobridge, son, Joe (Deb) Douglas of Isabel. Grandson, Doug (Erica) Douglas of Spearfish and 3 great-grand children of Spearfish, one sister, Lucy Klingman of Trail City, one sister-in-law, Lorraine Williams of Sturgis and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is proceeded in death by her husbands and 11 brothers and sisters.


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