Gladys was born to Vinton Dedrick Jones and Dorothy Margaret Jones of Newport, OR.
Gladys, who was a graduate of NHS, married her best friend Edwin Tasa in 1958 (60yrs). She was more than a devoted wife and mother; she was the warmth of the family. Setting such a great example of a housewife, mother, and grandmother, Gladys made her husband lunch to take to work and dinner was always ready for the family each night of the week.
For Gladys, cooking was a labor of love, creating a time with her family to share affection and relationship.
She also loved camping with her family, watching her children and grandchildren growing up, and sharing her smile through the years. She had her own “puzzle room” where you could find her enjoying time piecing together various puzzles.
Gladys is preceded in death by her father Vinton, mother Dorothy, sisters Margie and Mary Neal, and brothers Ben and “Red”.
The loss of this much loved mother of 6, grandmother of 15, and great-grandmother of 9 will be deeply felt. She is survived by children Pam, Angie, Susie, Amy, Scott, and Heidi; sister Leona and brother Vern.
Memorial services will be held Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2p.m. at the Newport Elks Lodge.