Gladys Louise Anarde

August 10, 1918October 9, 2011

Gladys Louise Anarde “Glady”, 93, of Renton, died October 9th in Seattle Washington. She was born in Baca County Colorado, to John W Shelden and Julia Ann (Davis) Shelden the 4th of 7 children. She was raised in Missouri until the family moved north to Idaho to find work during the Great Depression. Shortly thereafter Gladys bounced around, exploring the Northwest, often on the back of a motorcycle. After answering a Boeing advertisement at the beginning of WWII she ended up in Seattle, working at plant 2 as a “Rosie the Riveter”, working hard on the home-front building planes while her future husband was at war. After the war Gladys married Louis Anarde Jr. in the fall of 1947. They had two boys, Richard and Gene who they raised in their home on Earlington Hill in Renton, WA. Gladys enjoyed gardening, appreciating nature, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Gladys is preceded in death by her husband Louie Anarde, three sisters, Velma, Bernice, and Nelly, and her two brothers Jim and Edgar. She is survived by her youngest brother John Shelden, her two sons Richard and Gene Anarde, her Grandchildren Jesse Anarde, Crystal Smith, and three grandchildren, Raven Smith, Gavin Smith, and Caius Anarde. Gladys will be laid to rest at the Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Friday October 14, 2011; Viewing and visitation from 9am to 11am with a Funeral Service at 11am. Contributions are suggested to the group Gladys gave to most over the years: Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW, 406 W. 34th St., Kansas City, MO 64111, 816-756-3390


  • Visitation Friday, October 14, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 14, 2011

Gladys Louise Anarde

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October 19, 2011

I wanted to call you today... and remembered I couldn't. Raven says she loves you. Gavin says I wish you were with me but now you're in a happier place and with grandpa.

October 18, 2011

Luke 8:49-56 is an encouraging account to consider for your family.

Marylyn May

October 16, 2011

Aunt Gladys, I will always remember how much fun you always were when I was small. You gave me my first "store bought" dress for my seventh birthday. It didn't fit nearly as well as the ones that Mom made, but I was so proud of it. Then there was the time that Mom and I came to Seattle and you introduced us to the wonders of Seattle...Playland Park, Chinese food, parrots that talked. Never saw that in small town America. I loved the times you and Uncle Lou would pick me up and take me to Idaho with you to visit the grandparents and cousins. So many memories of all of the fun times.

Rest easy, dear aunt.

Crystal Ainardi

October 15, 2011

Grandma, you looked beautiful. I miss you, my world is not as bright with you missing, but I will try to find your strength inside me and go on. You will always be the inspiration I will strive for. I will hold you in my heart for all my days.

Lonna and Bob Appleby

October 13, 2011

We greatly admired your love for and dedication to your family, your spunky personality, your strengths, stamina and sassy style, all contained within your perfectly petite form. Gramma Gladys will be remembered with Love.

October 12, 2011

My aunt Gladys was a kind and loving person. May she rest in peace with my uncle Louis. Keith Anarde - Lynnwood

Jesse Anarde

October 11, 2011

Your love, kindness, and quiet wisdom will be sorely missed. I hope you find Louis, your family, and a nice wide open range for riding.

Crystal Ainardi

October 11, 2011

crystal ainardi

October 11, 2011

Love you grandma, and I will miss your wisdom very much.