Gladys Schenke

Gladys Schenke of Buckley died Oct. 16, 2015, in Enumclaw. She was 91.

She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Seattle to Christo-pher and Agnes Hanson and grew up in the Ballard district of Seattle. She married Ralph Schenke in 1942 and lived in California and Seattle while he was deployed to the Pacific as a gunner in the Army Air Corp. She had two daughters and, after the war, she and her husband moved first to Renton and then to Seattle where she remained until 2003 when she moved to Buckley to live with her daughter Sheri. For most of her life she was a stay-at-home mother. For a short time during World War II she worked at Woolworth’s department store in Seattle.

She enjoyed camping, traveling to Hawaii and Reno and lavishing affection on her dogs. She was devoted to her grandchildren great-grandchildren, attending their recitals, plays, sports events and birthday celebrations.

She is survived by son-in-law Gary of Enumclaw, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by grandson Michael in 1971, husband Ralph in 1998 and daughters Linda in 2012 and Sheri in 2015.

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