Towne1Gladys Downing Towne, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014 at  the age of 87.  Gladys was born in a small ranch house north of Jerome, Idaho on December 5th, 1926.  She attended Jerome Schools.  Gladys married William Towne on July 8th, 1945.  Gladys and William had three children, Elvin, Theresa and Donald.  Gladys lived in Dietrich, Idaho until 1970, where she and William ran their farm until they sold it, then was a cook in the school and drove a school bus.  She moved with her family to Ely, Nevada in 1970 where she worked at R Place Convenience Store as a clerk/manager, drove a school bus and volunteered at the Senior Center.  She enjoyed making doll houses with her best friend, Ginger, plastic canvas, and crocheting.  She then moved to Boise, Idaho in 2010.

Gladys is survived by her son Elvin (Candace) Towne of Boise, daughter Theresa Towne of Payette, sisters Deloris Towne of Dietrich and Velma (Harold) Wageman of Boise, 5 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvy and Eulalie Downing, her husband William Towne, son Donald Towne and 3 brothers, Clair, Bob and Earl Downing.

She will be remembered as our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt.  We have many fond memories and will miss her dearly.

There will be a graveside service at the Shoshone Cemetery at 11:00am on July 19th.  A meal will be served following services at the Dietrich City Park.