Goodridge – GladysMae Hamilton, 85 of Goodridge, died peacefully on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 at Essentia Health in Fargo, N.D. with her family at her side.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with Rev. Timothy Lundeen officiating. Interment will follow at Poplar Grove Cemetery, rural Goodridge. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls and for one hour prior to the service on Friday.
GladysMae Weller was born at home on August 19, 1931 in Atkinson, Neb., the daughter of Wallace and Matie (Johnson) Weller. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended school in Atkinson where she graduated with the class of 1950. While in high school, GladysMae worked at a grocery store, a restaurant and also babysat for many families in town.
On Aug. 22, 1954, GladysMae was united in marriage to Elvon Hamilton in the Methodist Church in Atkinson, Neb. They made their home near Stuart, Neb., where they lived with Elvon’s parents for a couple of years and then moved to Clementson, then to Gatzke, to ranch.
His horse and their cattle were shipped from Nebraska by rail. In 1964, they bought their ranch near Goodridge, in Moylan and Espelie Townships of Marshall County. GladysMae worked right alongside her husband, Elvon on the ranch and she enjoyed her life as a homemaker. This union was blessed with two children, Evon and Scott.
GladysMae enjoyed fishing, crafts, was very competitive while playing cards, dancing a two-step, and visiting with family and friends. She was a member of the Bit-n-Bridle Saddle Club, Garden Club and Homemakers Club. She was a very independent, feisty, caring, lovable, and family oriented woman. GladysMae continued to take care of Elvon at home throughout his battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Survivors include her husband, Elvon of Goodridge; children, Evon (Gene) Arveson of Trail, and Scott Hamilton of Goodridge; step-grandchildren, Bryan Arveson of East Grand Forks, and Craig (MJ Larson) Arveson of Hopkins; brother-in-law, Neale Hamilton of Stuart, Neb.; many nieces and nephews; and her faithful companion, Baby Doll.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Matie Weller; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Max and Luella Karo, Sr.; and sister-in-law, Marge Hamilton.
Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.