Gladys Elaine Lawwill

Montesano resident Gladys Elaine Lawwill passed away at Montesano Health & Rehabilitation Center on Friday, November 9, 2012. Gladys was born on March 29, 1918, to Golden and Dora (Marr) Husbands.

Gladys was raised in Aberdeen and had also lived in Wilmington, California.

Gladys worked for Mattel Toys in the 1960s creating Barbie’s, worked at the Seiko Watch Factory and also made parts for the Apollo Space Mission.

She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, clam digging and at age 15 she and her girlfriend, Louise Wyreck hitchhiked to California in 1932.

Gladys is survived by her son, Tracey Lutton of Aberdeen; daughter, Gloria Wright of Eugene, Oregon; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Lou Lawwill; and two brothers, William and Marshall Husbands.

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