Gladys June Vawter

May 30, 1929July 26, 2014

Gladys June Vawter, 85, of Fresno went to heaven on Saturday, July 26, 2014 which was also her 67th wedding anniversary. She was born in Reedley, California to Alice Baker Emler and Rollie Emler. She married her partner in life, Paul Vawter, on July 26, 1947.

Her love for her grandchildren, Christmas, and her strong faith will be greatly missed.

Gladys is survived by her husband Paul Vawter; three children, Janice Vawter, Annette Smith and husband David, and Paul Vawter II. Gladys was also the proud grandmother of Alex- andria, PJ, Maggie, Nicholas and Jax. She was a very loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 1, 2014

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Janice Vawter

August 6, 2014

Mom-there are no words to express how much I will miss and love you. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that day was going to end like it did so suddenly. I'm so grateful that you didn't suffer a long illness like I see so many people do. When I told someone how fast you went they said “You know that God must really love her”. I told them I know that for sure. I hope you know we'll take good care of dad and the grandchildren. You were always worried about that. Thank you for taking care of the funeral arrangements. It's made our load a lot easier. I've already had some experiences where I felt you were there with me and hope they continue the rest of my life. We know that you're in heaven and seeing all of your relatives and friends that left before you. Please take care of all of my cats as well. You would have been so proud of your grandchildren at the funeral. Their music and speeches were so heart-felt. Then spent a lot of time and effort on preparing everything as they wanted it to be perfect. I think Terri put it best-if Aunt Gladys was here she would have said “that was a great funeral”, and she would have been absolutely right. Keep in touch mom-love always-Janice

Brenda Dudley

August 1, 2014

so very sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you, now at this difficult time, and always.
Love, Brenda Dudley and family

August 1, 2014

I would like you to know that Gladys was my mothers best friends while they grew up together in Fresno. I've always thought of Paul and Gladys as my second Mom and Dad. May God comfort you Paul, and God Bless the family.
John Lakovich and family.

Laura Contreras

August 1, 2014

"Say not in grief, that she is gone, but give thanks that she was ours." We will always love you, and never forget the warmth and love you showed us. Laura & Nicholas

Laura Contreras

August 1, 2014

"Say not, in grief, that she is gone, but give thanks that she was ours." We will always love you and cherish the warmth and love you showed us, every day. - Laura & Nicholas

Annette Smith

July 30, 2014

We love you and miss you Mom.

Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Chapel

July 30, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.