Gladys Johnson McSweeney |

Gladys Johnson McSweeney

Gladys Johnson McSweeney, 91, of Rifle, passed away Nov. 20, 2008, at Grand River Hospital.

Gladys was born June 24, 1917, in Luverne, Minn., to Carl and Julia (Severeide) Johnson.

She married Charles A. McSweeney Aug. 28, 1954, in Washington, D.C., where she worked as an accounting clerk for the Department of Agriculture.

Charles and Gladys retired to the Rifle area and remained here for the last 34 years. They had homes in Rifle, a ranch by Meeker and a second home in Taos, New Mexico.

Gladys is survived by her husband; son Stephen (Camille) McSweeney; grandchild Heather Bair; sister-In-Law Adah Bossart; nieces Elaine Hutchings, Marilyn Eilertson, Bernice Willems, and Leona Johnson; and nephews Dennis Johnson, Jerry Johnson and JR Johnson.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

In lieu of flowers ,the family suggests donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

A visitation is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Rifle Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the Rifle Funeral Home.

Pastor Art Gould will officiate.

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