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Obituary for Gladys Elma Castle

Gladys E. (Palmer) Castle passed away peacefully on April 7, 2022 (five months shy of her 100th birthday) at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. Gladys was born on September 7, 1922 in New Lexington, Ohio to George Palmer and Goldie Stimmel Palmer.

She resided in Akron, Ohio and Kingsville, Texas and then moved to Hood River, Oregon in 1962 where she would spend the rest of her years. Gladys’ profession was working at the Oregon/Washington Telephone Company, in accounting, from 1962 and retiring in 1984. She was also a volunteer at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital for ten years. She was a long-time member of her beloved WyEast Whirlers Square Dance Club, as well as a member of Mt. View Baptist Church, Hazel Rebekah Lodge #156, the American Legion Auxiliary, and Rockford Grange.

Gladys is preceded in death by her son, Richard Zeller and daughter-in-law Barb Zeller, her husband, Marion “Bill” Castle and two brothers and a sister.   She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Zeller) Chichester (husband John Chichester), Dennis Zeller (wife M’Lee Zeller), brother Bob Palmer and grandchildren, Jami McCaslin, Jeff Zeller, Jennifer (Zeller) Wollam, Marchi (Zeller) Colwell and Branden Zeller. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren. Gladys was a strong, kind, and caring person who enjoyed life and spending time with family and friends. She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Services to honor, remember and celebrate Glady’s life will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 at Anderson’s Tribute Center (1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, Oregon 97031).

As Gladys was a 10-year volunteer at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, her wishes were that any donations made in her memory go to Providence Hood River Memorial Foundations PO Box 149, Hood River, OR, 97031.

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