Gladys Bontrager Dewey of Covington, LA, 55 years of age, passed away on Thursday, Dec 15, 2011, at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans, LA.
Gladys was born in Canton, OH, to Annette Edenfield Bontrager of Blountstown, FL, and Orvill Bontrager of Tallahassee, FL. She will be forever remembered by her loving husband, William R. Dewey; her son, Jason Dewey (wife Jennifer), and grandson, Connor Dewey; as well as her sisters, Marti Coley and Stephanie Ryon, and brothers Steve Bontrager, David Bontrager, Wade Bontrager, and Scott Bontrager. She was also an adored aunt by her many loving nieces and nephews.
After receiving her Registered Nursing degree from Chipola College in Marianna, FL, Gladys served as a dedicated Director of Nursing at Metairie Healthcare in Metairie, LA. Because she was such an advocate for excellent patient care, Gladys was named the Louisiana Director of Nursing of the Year by the Louisiana Nursing Home Association in the fall of 2011.
Gladys was laid to rest in the presence of many family and friends in Restlawn Park Cemetary in Avondale, LA. She will be deeply missed by everyone.