Gladys Sylvia Baugh

Dec. 6, 1924 – April 21, 2018

Gladys Sylvia Newlin Baugh, 93, was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Lee, Rosebud County, Mont., to George and Ethel Wood Newlin. She died April 21, 2018, in Billings, Mont.

She attended schools in Ashland and Kalispell before graduating from Billings Senior High in 1943. She then moved to Seattle to work for Pacific Fruit & Produce Co. as a receptionist. On the train trip to Seattle she met a sailor who had taken off his watch and asked her for the time. Giving him the time of day, she met Arthur Baugh. He was the love of her life for 52 years. She later discovered he was a survivor of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. They were married May 17, 1944.

Gladys and Art lived in Billings after Art was discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1947 until they moved to Shell and Greybull, Wyo., with their three sons in 1955. Gladys was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, served on committees, enjoyed knitting, painting, quilting and helping Art with the bookkeeping for his home improvement business. After Art died in 1996 Gladys moved back to Billings to be with family in 2003. She was a member of Red Hats and thoroughly enjoyed their activities. She also was a member of Global Grannies and made several international trips with family and friends.

She is survived by their three sons; Ronald (Jeanneta) of Casper, Wyo., Richard of Las Vegas, and Randy (Sandi) of Torrington, Wyo., and four grandchildren Kristina (Walt) Feeger, Brenton (Olivia) Baugh, Shalon (Lane) McEnaney and Ryan (Becky) Baugh, and 10 great grandchildren; Joel, Josh, Ian, Owen, Emmett, James, Elizabeth, Braden, Cody and Stella, three sisters Carol Angvall, Doris Peterson and Georgie Windall. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Arthur, a sister Thelma and two brothers Arthur and Allen.

A celebration of life will be held at Mission Ridge Chapel in Billings May 19 at 2 p.m. Her ashes will be spread in the Big Horn Mountains next to her husband’s. In lieu of flowers please consider memorials to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 401 8th St., Basin, WY 82410 or to either Mission Ridge or The Vista at St. John’s Lutheran Living Center, 3940 Rimrock Rd., Billings, MT 59102.

 

2 comments

    1. so very sad to hear of my dear friend Gladys passing away. I had been trying to call her to no avail and finally a kind soul at St. John’s looked into the matter and was sad to have to tell me of this sad news. We had a good visit on Easter. I had made her several afgans and angels, because she was an Angel herself. My name is Gloria Goodman and I enjoyed our many visits over the phone and at The Vista. Please accept my sincere sympathy. She was a wonderful lady. My husband had recently passed away and hopefully they are able to visit now. That is how I met Gladys is when my husband was in the nursing vacilities at St. John’s. She had the room across from my husbands. We would eat our meals together and have many laughs. God bless you.

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