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Gladys M. Postell

March 26, 1923 – June 21, 2019


July 24, 2019

Gladys M. Postell, 96, a longtime Sweet Home resident, passed away June 21, 2019 in Brush Prairie, Wash.

Gladys was born March 26, 1923 in Blairsville, Ga., to Burt and Callie Ledford.

She came to Oregon in 1948, after living in Georgia and North Carolina. She moved to Sweet Home from Oakridge in the mid-1960s and lived here until the late 1990s, when she moved to Washington.

She was a homemaker, mother and grandmother.

Gladys is survived by daughters Barbara Jackson of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Judy Stigman of Washington; son Darren Postell of Washington; and numerous grandchildren in Oregon, Illinois and California.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Postell; son John Postell; and daughter Kathleen Wheeler.

A Celebration of Life will be held at noon on Aug. 16 at Gilliland Cemetery, with a potluck following at River Bend park. For more information, email


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