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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 9:06 PM

Obituary - Gladys Marie Gummow Johnson

Obituary - Gladys Marie Gummow Johnson

July 4, 1930 - May 26, 2024

Gladys Marie Gummow Johnson passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at the Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Fallon, Nevada. She was 93.

Gladys was born in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, the fifth of nine children born of Chancellor and Elizabeth (Woodall) Gummow. Gladys's youth was spent in Burley, and she graduated from Burley High School. Gladys met Robert Ralph Johnson while both were working in Carson City, Nevada. They were married in Sparks, NV.

Gladys and Bob made their first home in Carson City, and in 1961, they moved to Alaska. They returned and settled in Bob's hometown of Schurz, Nevada, in 1977. After the passing of her husband, Gladys chose to remain in Schurz with the friends and the community she loved, where she instructed the children for almost 30 years.

Gladys was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Gladys is survived by her ten children and niece, Sigrid Kohler, Elizabeth (Wendell) Rigby, Robert (Sandy), Norman (Janice), Deborah Olsen, John (Ginger), George, Sterling, James, Mary (Steve Crane) Johnson, Loren (Tori); her 29 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; her two sisters and one brother, Elaine Gummow Wamsley, John Fred Gummow, and Olive Gummow Phillips; and many nieces and nephews. 

Gladys’s funeral service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the Schurz Tribal Gym. The burial will be in the Schurz Cemetery. The family will gather at the gym beginning at 9 a.m. on that Saturday, prior to the service.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book at https://www.smithfamilyfuneralhomefallon.com/obits, sympathy cards may be sent directly to the family from this site.

Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, 505 Rio Vista Dr, Fallon, Nevada 89406, 775-423-2255.

The family would like to thank the Walker River Tribe for the wonderful support and help they provided, as well as all our friends for their support and prayers.