Obituary Details

Gladys Marie Lau

(10/27/1916 - 04/15/2011)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 05/04/2011

Gladys Marie Lau

GEORGIA--Gladys Marie Lau, 95, passed away April 15, 2011, at a nursing home near Atlanta, Ga., from heart failure and pneumonia. She was born Oct. 27, 1916, on the place her father had originally originally homesteaded in Sioux County, Neb. She attended the rural Lewis School in Goshen County, Wyo., when it was on the west end of the section. Her ninth grade year was in Van Tassell, Wyo., where she boarded during the week and traveled by team and wagon when there was a lot of snow. On Oct. 31, 1934, she married Robert Elmer "Bob" Bump in Harrison, Neb.

Bob was from the Node, Wyo., area. They divorced in 1958 in Casper, Wyo. He died March 14, 1986, in Casper. Their son, Darrel Albert Bump, was born there July 9, 1936. Darrel died Aug. 1, 2007, at his home in Bouse, Az. Marie married John Albert "Jack" Lau on Dec. 6, 1960, in Casper. To that union was born Jacquelyn "Jacquie" Lau. In 1979, the family moved to California. Jack passed away May 6 1990, in San Diego, Calif.

Marie was a checker at Brannan's Grocery Store when she lived in Casper. She enjoyed watching "The Price is Right" on television. She attended several tapings when she was in her early 90's. She even met Bob Barker, who told her "Happy Birthday." She loved her cats and cared for them with the help of her daughter until the last week or so of her life.

Marie is survived by her daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and niece Janet Bell of Casper. She was preceded in death by her husband, son, parents, and two older brothers and their spouses, William Henry "Bill" Immesoete (Helen) and Floyd Burns Immesoete (Stella).

Cremation has taken place.

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