Gladys Delene Staeheli, a lifelong resident of Colville, passed away on July 1, 2014. She was born the daughter of Henry and Azalea (Loiselle) Holst on Dec. 11, 1924 in Colville. Gladys attended school in Colville and graduated from Colville High School in 1941. She met Lester Staeheli, â€śBabeâ€ť in 1942 after he was discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces and the couple married in April 1945.
Gladys worked in Colville at Seattle-First National Bank as a Loan Officer, and also volunteered her time working for the Historical Society in Colville.
Gladys loved to watch Gonzaga University basketball and would never miss a game. She would keep track of their stats, and always talked about the happenings on the team. She was also an avid Seattle Mariners fan, and enjoyed listening to muÂ¬sic. Most importantly, Gladys truly loved spending time with her family. Having family close to her and watching her grandÂ¬chilÂ¬dren play always brought a smile to her face.
Gladys was preceded in death by her beloved husÂ¬band, Lester â€śBabeâ€ť Staeheli in 1975; by her parents, Henry Holst and Azalea Carter; her brothers, Ernest and Calvin Holst.
She is survived by her daughter, Claudia Scott and husband Randy, Colbert; granddaughters, Stacy Pettitt and husband, Steve; Rayna Larson and husband, David; grandson, William Scott and wife Fawn; great-grandchildren, Riley Pettitt, Reece Pettitt, Alayna Scott, and AvarLee Larson; niece, Sharon Thompson and husband, Travis; nephew, Paul Staeheli and a cousin, Helen Hytein.
A private family graveside service for Gladys was held at Mountain View Park Cemetery on July 11.
If one so wishes, memorial contributions can be made in Gladysâ€™ name to the Dollars for Scholars or Historical Society in Colville.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestÂ¬book at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangeÂ¬ments.