Gladyce Lorraine Blunden

Jan 15, 1919 - Aug 24, 2013


Gladyce Blunden passed away Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at the age of 94,  in Carmichael, California at 12:35. She died of congestive heart failure..She was born Gladyce Lorraine Somerville in Chesley, North Dakota January 15th, 1919 and has resided in Sacramento since 1939. In February of 1949 she married Dr. Erle Blunden who was a surgeon and helped found the American River Hospital here in Sacramento.  He was killed Jan. 17, 1964 when he crashed in Malibu Canyon in his private plane. Glacyce continued to reside in Sacramento raising their two children Joan and Jeff (Jeff died of the complications of Type II Diabetes in 2007). Gladyce was active in the Sacramento Community serving as President of the Sacramento Medical Auxillary in the late 1950’s. After the death of Dr. Blunden, she became a realtor with Joe French Reality. She was known around town as ” Glitzy Glady” with her bright red hair and her effusive energy. 
Funeral Services will be Tuesday afternoon  August 27th at 2:00 PM at the East Lawn Memorial Park Chapel 43rd and Folsom, Sacramento, CA

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