Gladys Ann Duggan


Gladys Ann Duggan, 70, of Hershey, NE, passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at her home north of Hershey surrounded by her family.

Gladys was born October 2, 1942, in Bell City, MO to Charles Ray and Ora Kathryn Simmons Lawrence. Since her father was a logger, she grew up between Missouri and Idaho. Gladys’ favorite place on this earth was Featherville, ID.

On October 13, 1963, Gladys married Gerald Wayne Duggan in Boise, ID. They moved to Hershey and worked for Fred Hoatson. In February 1965 they moved back to Idaho where Gladys was a telephone operator with Mountain Bell. They returned to Hershey in 1972 where Gerald farmed with his brother and Gladys worked at Williams Husky Truck Stop as a cashier. She spent the next 35 years working at the Tomahawk in North Platte and the Hershey Truck Stop and the Western Convenience Truck Stop at Hershey, as a cashier and eventually bookkeeper. In the past year, she worked at the Lincoln Connection in North Platte and most recently at the Senior Center in Hershey.

Gladys was a member of the Hershey Baptist Church where she served as treasurer.

Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Grier, of North Platte, NE; two sons, Kenneth (Jacqueline) Duggan, of Fort Morgan, CO and Dale (Shanna) Duggan, of Hershey; seven grandchildren, Zachary (Holli), Ellen, Kaitlin, Evan, Hope, Eric and Ethan; her mother, Ora Kathryn Lawrence, of Boise, ID; three brothers, Lloyd (Terry), James (Char) and Robert (Cathy) Lawrence, all of Idaho; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Duggan; and her father, Charles Lawrence.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Hershey Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in the Dickens Cemetery in Dickens, NE. Visitation will be 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore. Condolences may also be shared at Memorials are suggested to the Hershey Baptist Church or the North Platte Municipal Band. Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.