Merced Sun Star
February 28, 1992
Glayce Flanagan-Forden, 84
Longtime Merced County resident Gladyce "Pug" Imogene Flanagan-Forden died
Tuesday at Anberry Rehabilitation Hospital in Atwater after a lengthy illness.
She was 84.
Mrs. Forden was born at her family homestead in El Nido, then known as Sandy
Mush. She was the seventh of 10 children.
She attended El Nido Grammar School and graduated in 1925 from Merced High
School. She attended California University at Fresno and Humboldt.
She taught school in Fullerton and El Nido.
In 1931, she moved to San Luis Obispo after she married Stanton Forden.
They opened up Forden's Hardware Store.
She taught at Sunny Side School until the mid-50s and then at Pismo Beach
Elementary School District. She retired in 1968.
Mrs. Forden was a charter member and active with the San Luis Obispo Country
Golf Club and the "cup lifters' club.
She also was a member of Business and Professional Women, San Luis Obispo
Library and an avid member of the Audubon Society.
She loved birds, reading, education, the ocean, beaches, San Francisco,
history, traveling, playing cards, golf and gardening.
According to the family, she truly loved life and her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanton Forden of San Luis Obispo;
her father, John T. Flanagan of El Nido; her mother, Susie Helen
Brandon-Flanagan of El Nido; three sisters, Mae Gilbert of Santa Cruz, Bernice
Ellett of Merced and Dorothy Brungess of Fresno and a brother, Terry Flanagan
She is survived by a son, Tim Forden of Delaware; a daughter, Susan Forden of
New Zealand; three sisters, Isabell Derringer of Laton, Sue Gilbert of Aptos
and Doris Churchill of Murrieta; two brothers, Ray Flanagan of Merced and Tom
Flanagan of Chowchilla; four grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews,
great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to the family homestead in El Nido at 2 p.m.
Saturday for a memorial.
Her ashes will be scattered at sea.
Contributions may be made to The Friends of San Luis Obispo or the Audubon