Gladys Helen Nickle (1919-2008)


Deseret News, June 18, 2008

Gladys Nickle Drummond
Gladys Nickle Drummond 1919 ~ 2008 Gladys Nickle Drummond passed away peacefully at home June 16, 2008, at the age of 88. Gladys was born November 5, 1919, to Daniel and Lena Nickle in Springfield, Missouri. After graduating from high school, she served in the Central States Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She married James Gray Drummond on June 19, 1940, in the Manti Utah Temple. They are the parents of six devoted children. James and Gladys served a mission together later in life at the New York Rochester Mission where they were hosts at the Peter Whitmer Farm's Visitor's Center and Log Home. Gladys is survived by her six children, Richard (Sherry) Drummond of Springfield, Missouri; Carol (Gene) Henderson of Middletown, Delaware; Susan Grissom of Springfield, Missouri; Debra Drummond of Salt Lake City; Daniel (Denise) Drummond of Higley, Arizona; and Kay (Kelly) Taylor of Allen, Texas; her grandchildren, Dana (Danial Crom), Angela (Ron Moon), David (Valerie), and Chad (Tanya) Drummond; Ryan (Elizabeth) Henderson; Christopher Grissom; Sarah, Jared, Elizabeth, and Zachary Drummond; Dru (Elizabeth), and Debra Taylor; her beloved sisters, Jean (Richard) Turley, JoAn Nickle, and Nadyne Nickle all of Salt Lake City; her niece, Kay (Larry) DeVries of Salt Lake City; Karin Anderson and her children, Amelia, Christian, Porter, and Maya of Salt Lake City. Gladys also is survived by nine adorable great grandchildren and numerous wonderful nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. Gladys spent the first 70 years of her life in Springfield, Missouri. Her parents were baptized in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she was six-years-old. Gladys served many years in leadership callings throughout the branches and districts of the Central States Mission. As district Relief Society president she often traveled over a hundred miles to far-flung branches of the church in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas to nurture and support families. She also served on the mission Relief Society Board, but always said her favorite calling in the church was that of a Sunday School teacher. She was a beloved mother cherished by her children and a beloved wife adored by her husband. She was a faithful sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. Gladys was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim, in 2000 and will be interred next to him in the Salt Lake City Cemetery where they wait together for resurrection's morning. Funeral services will be held, Saturday, June 21, 2008, 12:00 Noon, Eagle Gate Stake Center, 135 N. A Ave., Salt Lake City. Friends and family may call at a viewing on Friday, June 20, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, SLC, and one hour prior to services at church. Online condolences
Published in the Deseret News on 6/18/2008.