Eva Gladys Koepke

Eva Gladys Koepke

Gladys Koepke, 91, of Medford, Ore., died June 23, 2008. Gladys was born July 8, 1916, in Alvin, Texas, to Lessing and Mary Eva Ragland. She graduated from Alvin High School and then attended Stephen F. Austin State University, where she received her Bachelors of Education. After graduation, Gladys taught elementary school in Manvel and Alvin, Texas.

On October 11, 1946, she married William Koepke, who preceded her in death. They moved to Medford in 1948, from Great Falls, Mont. They had three children, William, Don, and Doneva, all of whom are also deceased.

Gladys taught kindergarten many years at First Baptist Church and Grace Christian School. She enjoyed gardening, crafting and spending time with the neighborhood children who called her "Grandma"..

She is survived by nephews, Dick Wilker and Frank Ragland; nieces, Caroline Wilker and Sharon Evans; as well as numerous friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at First Baptist Church, 649 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, Ore.

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