Gladys I. Crosby

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“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. It is difficult to see our co-worker and friend in a state of such sadness. We pray for your strength...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Village of Shelby Staff

“We were so sorry to hear about Gladys. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Ron and Robin Rash

“Debbie, We are so sorry. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and everyone in your family. She sounded like a remarkable woman. ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Ron and Jerianne Block

“Although I cannot be with the family in this trying time, please know that you's are in my thoughts and prayers. Will miss Gladys dearly, and will...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Mildred Hembruff - Blind River

“Wish we could be with you. Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. Sending our love. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Ron and Judy Bilton - Blind River

“We are sorry for for your families loss. May God bless you amd shine is white light upon your family at thid time. In my prayers. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ron Jr and Shannon Monroe

“So sorry for your loss. She and Ray were good friends and neighbors of Mom and Dad for years. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Carol and Jack Creed - Hart, MI


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In loving memory of Mrs. Gladys Crosby, 87, who passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. She was born in Blind River, Ontario Canada to William and Ellen (Johnson) Nyman and one of 9 children. She spent her childhood and teenage years working with her family in logging camps and also helping her father and brothers with their commercial fishing business. When she was 19 she came to the U.S., moved to various places, before working at the Trading Post Bar & Resort, Moran, MI. It was there she met Raymond, her future husband, when he stopped in to fill two-10 gallon cream cans of water needed for their deer camp. She often said, the moment Ray walked through the door, he was the man she was going to marry… and they did on August 28, 1954 in Petoskey, MI. Gladys will be greatly missed by her children, Debbie (Kirk) Seabolt, Fran (Bob) Evans, Chris (Laura) Crosby and Matt (Katelynn) Crosby, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Gladys was a remarkable wife, mother and grandmother. Her husband, Ray worked a full time job but they also farmed and she was very involved, especially with the asparagus harvest. Every August, for two-weeks, she took her family to Canada where she grew up so they could spend time with their relatives on the shores of Georgian Bay. It became the highlight of their lives. Every August, even as she aged, her children made sure she continued to make the annual trip to Canada. Gladys enjoyed canning, reading cookbooks, playing cards and visiting with friends and neighbors that always stopped by. But most of all she enjoyed being with Ray, her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Ray, August 30, 1997 and grandson, Remington, March 11, 2014, and her siblings, Harold, Clarence and Edith. The funeral service for Mrs. Crosby is Thursday, Twelve Noon, March 23 with visitation one hour prior at Elbridge Community Church, 2370 N 136th Ave, Hart, MI 49420. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Crystal Valley Care Fund, PO Box 451, Hart, MI 49420.

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