Gladys Louise Brinkmeyer West peacefully entered heaven's gates on May 2, 2022 at the age of 90. She was surrounded by her family in her home in Austin, Texas. One of five children, Gladys was born November 16, 1931, at home in Thrall, Texas to parents Fritz and Louise Brinkmeyer. She grew up in and around the Thrall area and graduated high school in Taylor, Texas.
As an adult, Gladys moved to Austin, Texas where she remarried and raised two sons. She worked at and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She started in the Child Care Center, where she established many working relationships with women who would become lifelong friends. She retired as the administrative assistant to the Pastor after having worked at the church for over 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, JC West, granddaughter Chelsi Nicole West, brothers and sisters-in-law Marvin and Kathleen Brinkmeyer and Jimmy and Ruthie Brinkmeyer. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Jason and Sandra West of Austin Texas, Tim and Connie Johle of Lampasas, Texas, granddaughter and husband Kristy and Eric Morua of Lampasas, Texas, great-grandson Kaiser Morua, of Lampasas, Texas, sister and brother-in-law Jennifer and Dan Rosas of Round Rock, Texas and sister Shirley Evans of Taylor, Texas.
The family wishes to pay special thanks to Lisa McCrary and niece Layne Smith for their loving care of Gladys and to Austin Hospice. Gladys loved children and her greatest joy in life was being a granny.
A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th in the Harrell Funeral Home Chapel, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.